So you want to carpet your home? Well done on making a great choice! Carpets are softer and more comfortable to walk on, can elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home, provide insulation, make great play spaces for kids, and can even reduce the risk of injury in a fall.
But choosing the right carpet for your home isn’t always easy. You need something that suits your home’s existing colour scheme and decor, that fits your price range, and that will be durable enough to give you long lasting enjoyment without constant repair.
As one of Sydney’s top carpet suppliers, 0420 Carpet has put together this guide to help you decide more easily.
Colour is Key
Choosing the right carpet colour can be the most difficult part of the process. There are so many available, and not all of them will suit your home. Think about what you want each room you’re carpeting to feel like before choosing colours – greens or blues for calm spaces, warm reds or golden oranges for warm social spaces, and so on. There are no rules here, just whatever works for you, but make sure you take the time to think it through.
Beware the Budget Blow-Out
Carpeting your home can be expensive, but you don’t have to go broke in the process. Talk to your local Sydney carpet supplier about different types of carpet and their prices. Varieties like nylon carpets and corn fibre carpets offer durability and visual appeal for lower prices, and polypropylene carpets are even cheaper.
Bear in mind that every room doesn’t need the same carpet – consider putting more expensive wool carpets in rooms where you entertain guests, but using cheaper more practical carpets in kids’ rooms and hallways.
Style Is Substance
When it comes to carpet, style is substance, and you’ll need to walk a fine line between looks and practicality to find the perfect style of carpet for your home. Styles of carpet that are available include plush, Saxony, Berber, textured, and frieze, and each has visual and practical qualities that make it unique.
For example, plush and Saxony carpeting is made with tightly twisted fibres and look luxurious and inviting but they also show footprints, vacuum tracks, and so on. This makes them best for areas with low foot traffic.
Berber carpeting, on the other hand, is extremely durable and doesn’t show tracks, soil, or stains, making it perfect for high-traffic areas, or places frequented by kids.
Make sure you investigate all the carpet types available and talk to someone knowledgeable before deciding which is best for you.
It might be tempting to save a bit of money by getting a carpet without good padding, but that’s a mistake. Padding is like carpet’s foundation, providing support, strength, and cushioning.
Although it goes unseen, the difference good padding makes is huge, adding to insulation, smoothing your carpet’s appearance, damping noise, and increasing the life of the carpet by mitigating wear and tear.
Talk to the Experts
Make sure you work with reliable, experienced, and expert carpet suppliers. When done well, new carpets can transform a home for the better – but done badly they can leave you with a very expensive problem. Expert advice and guidance will help you make sure your vision is realised in a way that suits your home and your budget.
To talk to an expert yourself and see your carpeting options in person, visit the 0420 Carpet showroom.