4 Considerations to Make Before Buying Carpeting in a Family Home

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4 Considerations to Make Before Buying Carpeting in a Family Home

10 February 2016
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If you have been a fan of carpeting in homes for many years, you may already know just how much of an impact they can make in a room—from improvements to the acoustics to the soft feeling under your feet. While carpeting certainly has a long list of great benefits to consider, it is vital that you consider all the different factors when looking into whether carpeting would be a good choice for your home and also look into what kind of carpeting to select based on its unique features.

How Often You are Comfortable Cleaning

When considering buying carpeting to have installed in your home, it is vital that you look into the amount of cleaning that is expected. If you currently have hardwood or tile flooring at home, you may be used to sweeping frequently and mopping occasionally, but are not familiar with the extent of vacuuming that needs to be done for carpeting.

In fact, carpeting can trap dust mites and pet dander in its fibers—leading to a spike in your allergies if you don't take care of vacuuming regularly. Becoming familiar with the extent of cleaning needed will help ensure that there are no surprises over proper carpet care.

The Age of Your Children

If your family has any children under the age of ten, it is a good idea to consider how they will be around the carpeting in your home. With the age of your children in mind, you can make an informed decision of whether to put durability or style first.

For the most durable carpeting consider:

  • Polyester
  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene

If style is your main priority, you may be drawn to the luxurious feeling of wool.

Your Budget in Relation to the Size of Your Home

Since carpeting can vary in price considerably, you need to explore what kind of prices you are comfortable paying per square footage. Visiting a local retailer can help you compare prices with ease so that there are no uncertainties over costs.

Whether Professional Installation is a Necessity

Some types of carpeting are easier to install than others, making it a good idea to consider if you would prefer to hire professionals for help or are more comfortable doing it on your own.

With the kind of lifestyle that you and your family have in mind, you can look over the above considerations and make the best decision of what kind of carpeting to have installed in your home. If you have any other questions about carpet, consider calling a local carpet dealer, such as Costen Flooring America, to discuss your concerns.

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After dealing with scratched hardwood floors and dingy carpets for years, we decided that an all-stone floor might be a better alternative. Unfortunately, since we couldn't afford a stone floor, we started looking closer at porcelain tile. We were able to find a flooring supplier that had the kind of flooring that we were looking for, and they were incredible to work with. They came out to our house, looked around at the flooring, and made suggestions based on the existing design details and paint color. After the tile was installed, our flooring was gorgeous, durable, and stain-resistant. Check out this blog to learn more about flooring.

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