If you?re anything like me, choosing new carpet is a daunting task. There are so many options for colours, styles, thickness and pile cuts. Just when you think you?ve got a good idea of what you want, another choice pops out bringing you right back to square one. Plus there?s the added stress of realising this is the carpet that?s going to be on your floors for the next 10 years or more!
Joshua, Floorwerx?s director, has used his own experiences plus some feedback from our customers to come up with some great tips to help you make the right choice, efficiently.
- Make a game plan. Have a look online for styles and colours you like before you get to see the samples in person. Start imagining what you?d like your room to look like when it?s finished and write down descriptions or save photos of what you like. That way, when you?re confronted with 300 options, you?ll be able to focus.
- Know the use. One of the most important aspects of choosing carpet besides the looks is where it is installed. In a bedroom, media room, lounge? In a high-rise, in a house for sale, in a rental property? There?s a particular carpet for each application that will work best. Your salesman is a great resource for information, and with your ideas already at hand they can help you choose the right carpet for the application in a style you like.
- Know your budget. This will help you break down the choices again and make sure you get a product that suits you all around.
- Try it at home. Once you?ve narrowed it down to a few key choices, take them in your home and see how they look with your furnishings and wall colours. Note: make sure you?ve narrowed down your choices before this. It?s really easy to get confused when there are too many options in front of you.
- Make the choice. After following these steps you will have been able to narrow the choice down to one or two options. Get your quotes sent through and go for it!
New carpet is generally a big purchase and it?s worthwhile putting in a bit of extra work to make sure you?re happy with the outcome. I think these are great steps to remember, plus, if all else fails we?ll just go with the gut instinct!