Factors to Consider When Choosing A Carpet for Your Home

It can be more difficult to select a carpet for the home than most homeowners anticipate. There are a few different factors to consider before making a purchase, and each should be taken into account. Choosing the wrong carpet for the home can lead to frustration, increased cost of maintenance, and a much shorter carpet lifespan. Keeping the following factors in mind while carpet shopping is the best way to assure the exact right carpet will be purchased for the home. 


Functionality is important, but the carpet also needs to match the aesthetic of the home. To this end, carpet is available in a variety of colors and tones that are able to match any mood. For the home’s wanting to showcase a calm vibe, homeowners should select a carpet in a lighter green or a blue shade. For a more intimate feel, reds and golds are good. There is also the thickness of the carpet to consider when it comes to style, like a shag carpet for a retro look or the more traditional pile carpeting for a minimalist approach. 


It isn’t necessary to spend a fortune on the carpet for the home. In fact, homeowners shouldn’t always purchase the first carpet they find. Instead, it is recommended that they take their time to compare the prices and options from multiple businesses. That small step can help homeowners find the right deal for any budget, no matter how big or small it may be. 

Getting a quote for the actual materials and the installation separately can also help homeowners have a more honest look at the cost of the carpet, independent of other factors. The cost of installation can vary a lot between companies.  


Lifestyle is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new carpet. How much will the room be used? Who will be in the room, like children or pets? Carpets can be purchased as luxury items for homes with only responsible adults living in them. They are also available with stain protectors for those with small children or pets. Homeowners don’t want to end up with a carpet that is wrong for their home, because that will ultimately cost more money in maintenance and replacement costs.


Speaking of maintenance costs, one last thing to consider before the purchase of a new carpet is the type and amount of maintenance it requires. Carpets have a huge variance in their lifespans, mainly due to each one’s thickness and how capable they are at withstanding traffic and stains. Some carpet brands even come with warranties to guarantee their lifespan. Choosing the carpet with the best maintenance requirements for your home is essential to getting the most out of your carpeting budget.

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As the local carpet experts, Roy’s Carpet Cleaning is proud to assist homeowners with the cleaning and maintenance demands of owning a home with carpet. Contact Roy’s Carpet Cleaning today for any carpet needs by calling 617-607-3399 or by filling out our online contact form