Any time that you make a change in your home it is best to do your homework. It does not matter if you are making a small change to just one room in your home or a change that will affect the majority of your house, doing your homework will give you the best success rate. Maybe you are just starting the process of replacing the carpet in your home. Carpet Care 2000 has done some of your research for you. Keep on reading for some great carpet buying tips.
Carpet Product & Installation Cost
The first thing you will need to do is know how much the project is going to cost before you get started. Nothing is worse than getting halfway through a project just to realize that you cannot afford to complete it. In addition to the carpet purchase you will have installation costs. Carpet Care 2000 offers carpet installation so if you give us as call we can come out and give you a quote on installation prices. You will want to measure the areas that you will be putting carpet in so that you know how many square feet you will need carpet and padding for. Once you know how much installation is you should be able to determine how much money you have left for your carpet and padding purchase.
Choosing Carpet Material, Brand, Color, Pile & More
Step number two is selecting the carpet and padding that you want in your home. Every home has different needs when it comes to carpet and padding. You will want to consider what the room that you are carpeting is used for. What is the traffic like in the carpeted areas? Does the room receive a lot of sunlight during the day? Is there a significant change in natural lighting throughout the day? Is the area next to your outside doors or is it connected to mainly indoor areas? How often am I realistically going to vacuum my carpet? All of these things will be factors when deciding what type of carpet and padding are the best fit for your home. After you have answered the questions above you are ready to decide what kind of carpet fiber you want your carpet to be made out of. Most carpet samples have the fiber content listed on the back of the sample. There are five fibers that most carpets are typically made of: wool, nylon, polypropylene, polyester, and triexta. Each different type of fiber has a unique set of characteristics that go with them. Which fiber you choose will depend on your individual home. In addition to the carpet fiber there are also different cut piles. The density of carpet tufts and the amount of twist that is in the fiber will all factor into cut and loop piles. When you are trying to decide what type of carpet you like you may not even realize that you are consistently drawn to one particular type of cut or loop pile. One of the largest mistakes that homeowners make when installing carpet is skimping on the carpet padding. Many people incorrectly assume that if they purchase nice carpet that the padding does not have to be as nice. The padding is what helps make your carpet more comfortable and more durable. We recommend purchase a nice padding for your carpet for optimum look, feel, and performance from your carpet.
Carpet Installation Services & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If you have questions as you are shopping for carpet do not hesitate to give Carpet Care 2000 a call. We can help answer any questions that you might have. We want to make sure that you are happy with your choice for years to come. No matter what carpet you do choose you will want to make sure that you routinely have it professionally cleaned for maximum durability. Contact us today!