The right carpet can spruce up your home, creating a welcoming ambiance that's ripe for relaxation, entertaining, and sharing special moments with loved ones. Avoid these common mistakes:
Not Considering Your Lifestyle
While certain carpet colors and designs will stick out to you, not all of them will be adequate in your home. Your lifestyle has a viable impact on the carpet style you choose. If you frequently entertain, for instance, don't purchase an ultra fluffy style that will wear down with heavy foot traffic. If you have young children or pets at home, consider a cozy anti-dust carpet for easy maintenance, but always work lifestyle into your decision.
Avoiding the Underpad
Before bringing your carpet home, always inspect the underpad in detail. Many people bring beautiful carpets home, only to find them moving out of place after the first slip. Underpads are what keeps carpets in place, which is extra important if you have frequent visitors, kids, pets, or are constantly on the go. Low-quality underpads wear down quickly, causing the risk for potential slips and falls while requiring a costly replacement. Help your carpet last longer by selecting one with a thick, high-quality underpad.
Not Measuring Your Room
Size estimates aren't always accurate, so it's important to see your carpet selections in person. Returning a carpet is not only a hassle; many times, it's not even possible. Skip the shortcuts and conduct a DIY measurement of the entire room. This way, you'll have the precise figures you need and can compare different brands and styles more easily.