In the market for carpeting? Here are 5 important questions to ask yourself first,
courtesy of your friends at flohr:
1. What’s my budget?
Start here, or you may cause yourself some heartache! Our experts at flohr can point you toward gorgeous, durable carpeting to suit any budget level.
2. How much abuse will the carpet be taking?
A formal,”occasional” room won’t suffer nearly as much abuse as the living room and stairways. Choose an easy-to-clean material such as nylon or polyester for your heavy-duty zones. Go for a dense pile and tight yarn twist if you want the toughest product possible.
3. How much cushion and padding should I get?
The cushion and underlying padding of your carpeting can greatly enhance that “walking on clouds” feeling – but you can have too much of a good thing here. Lighter, springier padding, for instance, won’t last as long in heavy traffic areas as thinner, firmer, more durable padding.
4. Which style and color best suits my décor?
If you’re not sure you’re going to retain the same ambience in your home for many years to come, choose warm, solid neutral colors that can complement a variety of styles. Otherwise, consider geometric patterns to match modern décor, or floral patterns to support a vintage look.
5. What’s best for my health?
If you suffer from allergies, it’s important to pick a fiber that won’t set off the sniffles. Natural fibers such as wool are more likely to pose such problems that more hypoallergenic materials such as nylon. If you’re sensitive to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), you’ll also want to select a product that has passed the Carpet and Rug Institute’s indoor quality emissions standards.
FLOHR takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect carpet.
Call 512-458-4900 for a private consultation at our Selection Center.