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Buying carpet - where to start

By Kaiesha Page (07/07/2019)

Buying Carpet - My Project

There is now an overwhelming amount of differing carpet types available on the market and you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the choices that you now have. For every need, there is a carpet type, for every style, there is a colour and it can be hard to know where to start.

Yet, that being said, carpets bring a style, practicality and warmth to your home that is not rivalled by any other flooring type and once you’ve found the perfect one for you, it spends years adding lifestyle value.

We want to help make the process as easy and seamless as possible and in today’s blog post, we are going to offer some tips and tricks for making the process as painless as possible.

Do your research and set a budget

Before you even start to really think about the kind of carpet that you really want, it’s worth taking the time to fully plan out your personal goals and budget. It’s important that you know exactly what kind of carpet that you want and how much you are going to spend. This will allow you to stay focussed and to feel less overwhelmed by the options out there.

We suggest that you take the time to do some research on the internet, deciding what carpet is best for you and roughly how much you can expect to spend on it.

This information will really help you to streamline the entire process and help you to easily get what you want, for the price that you are able to pay.

Buying Carpet - Piggy Bank

Get some samples

Once you have fully narrowed down the colour and type of carpet that you want, it’s now time to order some free samples because you are going to want to feel them before you decide. Pop them down in the area of the home that you are looking to carpet because this will allow you to know exactly how it would look and feel.

Samples can be easily obtained from Designer Carpet for any design that piques your interest, and this should be a priority. Whilst online pictures can really help you to get a feel for the carpet and how it might look, nothing can really compete with how it feels in person.

When it then comes to placing your order, you want to be fully informed and to ensure that you know exactly what you are getting, and this will help you to do that.

Buying Carpet - Samples

Choose an underlay

Carpet underlay is important as it can entirely change how your carpet sits, looks and feels within your home. It is important in most housing types but particularly in older homes, as it can help to ensure the surface is even before the carpet is applied. In addition, it can also help with heat and sound insulation.

As underlay can warp and wear over time, it’s important to replace it each time you need a new carpet. If you are considering laying underfloor heating in your home, underlay will be even more important. For more information on which underlay you need for your home, take a look at our guide here.

Buying Carpet - Underlay

Cost it up

Hopefully by this stage you will already know what you are prepared to pay for your carpet and will have a rough budget in mind. However, before you place your order, make sure that you have a rough idea of how much it is likely to cost. When doing this, be sure to include the cost of the underlay and the fitter too.

Buying Carpet - Cost

Whilst this guide does not take away from the number of choices that you still have, we hope that it does go some way in helping you to streamline the entire process. Carpet buying should be done with confidence and some enjoyment, these tips will definitely help you on your way. If you want to discuss your project further, feel free to get in touch on 01332 346 444 or email us on info@designer-carpet.co.uk

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