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Factors to Consider with Carpet

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Carpet continues to be the most popular flooring option in both residential and commercial settings, mainly because of its comfort, warmth, and design versatility. Choosing the perfect carpet, however, is not always the easiest decision because there are many factors to consider. Fortunately, we at Jay Carpet One are your neighborhood carpet experts, so let us help you make the right choice. Here are 3 important questions to answer before choosing a new carpet:

What type of look do I want to achieve?

Carpet is certainly the most versatile flooring option when it comes to design. There are many carpet types from which to choose, including velvet, Saxony, shag, cable, and frieze. Each has different surface textures and pile heights, so the looks are definitely unique. For example, if you want a luxurious look in your new living room, a plush carpet (such as shag carpet) is a great option. 

Who will be walking on the carpet?

Another important consideration involves those who will actually be walking on the carpet. If you expect a lot of foot traffic in the area, then a plush carpet such as shag is not a great choice. A frieze carpet is a better choice since it is less likely to show footprints and vacuum marks. Also, if you have children and pets, it’s important to choose a stain resistant carpet. We carry a variety of stain resistant options, including the worry-free Tigressa H2O!

How much maintenance will be required?

All carpets, including stain resistant carpets, require certain levels of maintenance. Vacuuming and the occasional carpet cleaning are definitely necessary. However, some carpets, such as velvet and shag carpets, need more maintenance than others. In larger areas such as family rooms, it’s often best to choose a carpet that does not require a lot of maintenance, since any maintenance will be time-consuming.