Buying New Carpeting: A How To Guide

Carpeting can make a room feel warmer, plusher and more expansive — and with the huge array of colors, textures, patterns and materials available, there’s sure to be something perfect for your space. 1

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First Things to Consider

Let your inspiration determine your next steps. Ask yourself:
  • Are you starting from scratch, or are you hoping to marry a carpet selection with existing upholstery and color?
  • Are you choosing carpet for a high- or low-traffic area?
  • What’s your budget?

Purchase the best carpeting you can afford. Cutting corners will lead to replacing it before you expected.

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Where to Use Carpeting

Color, texture and pattern can add a layer of warmth, drama and personality to a space. Carpeting also provides a sound barrier, minimizing echo and household noise. Entryways and other areas of the home that see very heavy traffic aren’t the best place for carpeting. There, hardwood floors are a beautiful choice, and when paired with a complementary area rug, they offer the best of both worlds.

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What to Look for in a Professional Installer

A professional carpet installer will be able to handle imperfect floors, uneven surfaces and complex patterns. When starting your search for an installer, be sure to check references and ask friends for personal recommendations. If a company has their own installers, that means they will be accountable for the quality of the work.4

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How to Prep Your Space

An ideal situation is an empty room. That, however, is not always possible. Professional installers will move whatever furniture is necessary, but it’s essential to remove all of your all personal belongings in advance, such as pictures, clothes, bed linens, and decorative accessories. In short, anything you would be upset is accidentally damaged!

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2017 Carpet Trends That Are Stylish for the Longterm

Adapted from Flooring Inc.

Did you realize that you have countless types of carpet to choose from? Of course, buying a carpet is usually a longterm commitment.That’s why these carpeting trends for 2017 are so enticing: they are durable design elements that will stay in style for the lifetime of your floor.

Neutral Carpet Colors

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A trend? Perhaps not. More like a classic. Although bold colors are also trending, neutral carpets are still popular today. Undoubtedly, they will remain popular for decades to come. Neutral carpet matches the colors and tones of hard flooring. It also gives you a blank canvas on which to build your room using any color of the rainbow you desire.

Ribbed Carpet

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Ribbed carpet is exactly how it sounds – little ribs of texture throughout the carpet. It’s a great choice for a home office.

Soft Carpet

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Softness is exactly what makes carpet special. So plush fabrics will always have their place. Imagine a bedroom without it!

Carpet Tile Rugs

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Carpet_Tile_RugYou can create custom rugs by linking carpet tiles together. This trend is popular with families because if one tile is damaged, you can easily replace it.

Recycled Carpet

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“Green” or eco-friendly flooring is a huge trend right now, and carpet is no exception.

In fact, most carpet manufactured today is made, at least partially, from recycled material.

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What’s our final word? If you want something that is both trending and that will last over the long haul, we recommend going plush and neutral.