Three Things To Look For When Visiting Carpet Stores

7 May 2021
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Carpet is one of the most popular flooring options because it is comfortable and many people find it relaxing to walk on after a long day. If you have moved into a new home and are looking to replace the old flooring with carpet, or perhaps you just want to try something different in your current residence, then there are a few things you need to remember. Here are three things to look for when you visit a carpet store.


Many carpet services will offer to install your carpet after you buy it, for a small fee of course. This is almost always a good idea because you likely have very little experience, if any, installing carpet. Besides that, they may also deliver the carpet when they come to install it, saving you money on transportation as well. Unless you previously worked as a carpet fitter yourself, professionals are the only way to ensure your flooring doesn't bunch up or become uneven after a few days of regular use, so make sure to look for installation as an option.


Virtually all carpets will look great on the display floor, but what you really want to know is how they hold up after a month, year, or even ten years of steady use. If they lose their bounce and softness after only a few years that is fine, but you need to factor that replacement cost in and see if it is still worth it. The best way to figure this out is to either talk to those at the carpet store or look up the many reviews the carpet will have online to see what other people's experiences have been.

Match Your Homes Design

It is very simple to get distracted when looking for carpets and choose your favorite one even if it has almost no similarities with the rest of your home's design. Do not impulse purchase carpet even if it does look amazing. Think about how it will look in relation to the rest of your home and how much attention it will draw to itself. The primary function of the carpet is to be comfortable and to blend in. It's okay if you want a central art feature to draw your guests' attention when they come over, but just know that it is hard to pull that off without a lot of planning. Carpet stores have amazing patterns, designs, fabrics and so on that can all be used to your advantage as long as you keep in mind the bigger picture. 

Contact a carpet store for more information.