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9 Tips for Choosing Carpet

9 Tips for Choosing Carpet

As a supplier of high-quality carpets in Maroochydore and on the Sunshine Coast, we know a thing or two when it comes to choosing the right carpet for the job. Carpet softens the look of a room and will absorb noise, helping to create a cosy space. Here are 9 top tips to consider when buying carpet.

 

When Choosing the Right Carpet:

 

1. Consider the way you live

Have a young family or pets? Seek out a hard wearing carpet in a forgiving colour, such as a textured loop pile or a quality hard-twist cut. If you’re looking for that touch of luxury, consider a plush pile in a flat colour. If you’re a bit of an entertainer, a combination cut and loop pile in mid-to-dark tones or a stippled cut pile will fit the bill. 

2. Think about plush piles

Cut piles include plush piles, which are extremely soft and appear like velvet. If you are looking for that squishy, luxurious feeling then dense, plush-pile carpets are the choice here, however, keep in mind these will show footprints.

3. Take a look at loop piles

Loop piles are where the yarn is formed into loops. There are lots of variations: some have a formal, linear look, some with a ribbed pattern, offering a sisal look. Random loop piles give the carpet a textured, casual look.

4. Mix it up

Combination cut and loop pile carpets, where the contrasting textures create a light and dark pattern are less likely to show footprints and offer a lovely texture underfoot.

5. Understand how carpet colour works

Darker colours will help make a room feel cosier. Lighter colours help a room look larger. A popular option is to choose a carpet that combines two colours in a subtle, neutral blend. These are more forgiving when it comes to stains.

6. Anticipate a fade

Carpet will appear lighter once installed and will fade over time, so choose one that is a shade or two deeper than you planned.

7. Consider your preferred fiber type

Carpets are available in 100-per-cent wool, wool-nylon mixes and a myriad of synthetic fibers. Wool is cool in summer and warm in winter, and great for people with allergies.

8. Lie on it

If people in your family like to lounge about on the floor, make sure you buy a heavy weight, dense carpet. The heavier a carpet sample, the more yarn it’s likely to have.

9. Check the ratings

There is a rating system for Australian carpets. Look for a carpet that has an ‘extra heavy duty grade’ residential rating. And if you’re carpeting stairs, make sure it has a stairs rating.

There you have it, our 9 step guide to choosing the right carpet. If you are looking for carpet in Maroochydore or on the Sunshine Coast we’d love to have a chat and help you out.