Selecting the right carpet

Choosing the right piece for your floor is imperative. You cannot simply stroll into a general or furniture store and just get the carpet that looks decent enough of first sight. There are a few things to take into consideration when getting a carpet. Some of them are pretty crucial as getting the right carpet will save you time and money later. There is a complete list on Also if you put it in the wrong room at an inappropriate place it can get damaged in ways you cannot foresee. In that sense here are some of the things you need to keep in mind when picking up a rug.

First of all you need to know if it is going to be sued at home or in office. The nature of the premises determines the amount of traffic the carpet will have to take. So if you decide to put a carpet in your office or waiting room, be prepared for it to be stepped on pretty frequently. That being said you ought to go with something more durable if you are going to have many people (especially with shoes on) going in and out. If it is for home you need to know that having a baby or a dog (any pet in that sense) is a factor as well.

If you have a pet be prepared to clean almost every day. Unlike the office your problem won’t be mud or dirt but fur and all sorts of body liquids. If your dog isn’t trained on where to go pee it will create some more extra duties for you initially. But vacuuming will be an absolute must if you have any sort of animal. So you shouldn’t opt for a carpet with long pile as this will interfere with your vacuuming and will most probably “hide” some of the fur and hairs. Also if you push too hard you will cut off some of the pile and that is not something that is desired.

This takes us to the next point whether the room will be a center of activity or not. There’s nothing wrong with your child playing on it but this can also be dangerous to the carpet if you do not control this process. You should also go for smoother pile here – maybe a cut pile type of carpet so that it will be relatively smooth but still provide a high level of comfort.

If there’s a direct access from outside don’t go for anything light in terms of colour. You want a darker carpet as it will most likely get dirt stains all the time.

If you live with elderly people you shouldn’t go for anything too smooth as it can get slippery. Also make sure you don’t buy too loose of a carpet because if it gets wrinkles the danger of stumbling and falling will occur.

And finally if the carpet is meant to stay outdoors there is a special sort of these that should be in a separate sector of the store.