How To Choose The Right Carpet For Your Home

Before actually shopping, it is important that you equip yourself with the basics on the four main types of carpet fibers and carefully weigh the pros and cons that each offer:

Wool Carpet is the most expensive choice for a good reason and that is for the softest, most luxurious feel that its natural fiber affords.  It also comes in a range of various hues, repels moisture and is durable.  The problem with it is that strong chemical cleaners and bleaches will damage its look, thus if you plan to invest on it, place it in areas where there are less to no stains and spills.

Nylon Carpet is among the widely used carpeting options due the comfort, durability and high stain-resistance that it offers.  These traits make them ideal to use in high traffic areas but not in areas prone to moisture.  It is perfect for hallways, stairs, and living areas.  For heavy duty functions, choose nylon carpets that have been manufactured to be densely packed as they retain their rich texture longer than standard carpeting.

Polyester Carpet offers quite the same comfort quality with that of nylon which can be ideal to walk barefoot on.  It can also be good at resisting stains but may easily attract dirt.  So it would not be best in high traffic areas.

Olefin Carpet is popular for its extreme durability and resistance to moisture as well as chemicals and bleaches.  The downside with this type is walking barefoot on it may not prove to be a pleasurable experience.  This serves a good choice for bathrooms and other wet areas.

Choosing the right carpet means landing with the wisest investment that helps you achieve harmony in terms of interior design while affording you and your home practicality.  Here are several tips and factors to look into to make sure you get value for your money.

How Much Does The Carpet Cost?

For most, cost is one major issue that often leads them to buying cheap, but what they realize soon is that these purchases prove as false economy.  As cheap carpet easily stain and wear badly; these homeowners end up prematurely replacing it, realizing that what they thought saved them some has even cost them more.  So, spend wisely not cheaply.

Where will you put it?

The area in your home where you plan to put on the carpet would determine the potential wear and tear, and other elements that it will be exposed to.


Do you have pets or children?  Do you have the time and could you afford extending much effort in caring for and maintaining the beauty of your carpet?  Your choice of carpeting should match perfectly with your way of living.

Fitted or Unfitted

A pre-cut carpet is ideal for families or homeowners who do not intend to stay long in their current homes.  It is also best if you already have an attractive floor and just need to add a touch of comfort and color to it.

Source: – 5/4/2013