4 Key Tips to Getting the Most Value Out of Your Carpet
New carpet can be quite the undertaking for your home. There’s style, color, feel, and so much more to consider. But when you’re looking for the best value on top of that, it can get even trickier. If you’re investing in a carpet renovation for your home, you want to know it’s going to last for a long time, but how do you do that confidently? Here are a few of our best tips for getting the most value out of your carpet and feeling great about your choices for years to come.
Choosing the Right Color
This is one of the toughest decisions a homeowner can make. Chances are, your home’s decor will go through several upgrades before you consider another carpet purchase, so choosing the right color is a big deal! You want something that will work with whatever palette you throw at your interior decorating choices without looking out of place or pieced together. We often recommend neutral colors for highly trafficked rooms, but if you’re jonesing for a bold color, just keep in mind that it will likely dictate some of your other decor choices over the years.
Don’t Compromise on Feel
Everyone wants their home to be comfortable – that’s why you shouldn’t compromise on the feel of your carpet and carpet padding. An investment in a carpet that feels good underfoot is an investment in your long-term comfort. If there is a particular feel you are looking for, don’t settle! There are ways to get a luxurious feel in an easy-to-care-for carpet that will meet all your needs and keep you and your family comfortable for years to come. If you’re not sure what feel you’re looking for, see if you can describe a vibe or the overall use of the room to your carpet expert and they will help you narrow it down to some choices that might be best for your home. Again, because this carpet will be with you for years, you have to keep in mind that the feel will likely change slightly and get a little worn down as the years go on, so making sure it’s as comfortable (or maybe even a little more plush) as you want upfront is key to getting the most value and comfort from your purchase.
Proper Installation Changes Everything
Many homeowners make this mistake, but we can’t say enough about ensuring you have expert installers when it comes time to put that carpet in your home! Proper installation is crucial in several aspects. It impacts the feel, look, and longevity of your carpet. Improperly installed carpet can have wrinkles or pull up from the floorboards entirely. Even if those worst-case scenarios don’t happen and all appears to be fine, you may find your carpet wearing down much faster than anticipated. Make sure you have a well-certified team that is fully equipped to handle your carpet installation needs with expert care and skill. It will make a huge difference in the overall value of your renovation investment.
Carpet Care Is Key
As with anything else you expect to keep working well over a long period of time, care and maintenance is very important. Clean your carpet regularly, and deep clean it a few times a year. Rearranging your furniture on occasion can help avoid increased wear and tear in certain areas of your carpet, keeping the whole room looking and feeling its best for longer. If you start to notice wear and tear in a particular area of the carpet that sees an exceptional amount of traffic, you may even consider rearranging furniture so that the area is covered and inaccessible for a while.
Making a large purchase such as carpet definitely takes some additional research, time, and care before the decision is made, but if you keep these things in mind you’ll be set! Make an appointment or contact us today to see how we can help you check all of these boxes so you don’t have to worry!