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Things To Know
Before You Buy Carpet

Choosing the Best Carpet

Choosing the best carpet is about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance, and budget to best meets the needs of your lifestyle. We want you to know all the important facts about carpet specifics and characteristics. The more you know, the better able you will be to make a smarter purchase decision.

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Seams and Backing

Understanding seams and backing will help you make your decision. Carpet is available in 12-foot, 13-foot, and 15-foot widths. Unless the room to be carpeted is narrower than these widths, the carpet will be seamed. With looped or low-profile patterned carpets, you may have visible seams. The degree of their visibility depends on texture, color, lighting, and your furniture placement.

Durabilty and Quality

Higher quality carpet will typically have greater pile density and tighter twist construction. This will result in better durability. Another consideration is that it is easier to replace or update a home decor with carpet compared to other hard surface products.

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Color has a Big Impact On A Room

Carpet covers a large area of any room, so it is important to keep some basic rules in mind when selecting your carpet. Once a carpet is installed it will often look lighter than the sample. Lighter color carpet will visually expand the size of the room, while darker carpet will create a more intimate feeling. Neutral colors are the best choice for frequently changing decorating schemes or if you are trying to incorporate a large amount of existing furniture. A neutral color is also a good idea if the home will be resold at any time.

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Grey Carpet
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Beige Carpet
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White Carpet
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Brown Carpet
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Carpet Styles

When it comes to carpet styles, knowledge is valuable. Knowing basic styles can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your shopping journey. Choosing the ideal carpet style is about knowing the right combination of aesthetics, performance, and budget that meet the needs of your lifestyle.

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Carpet Care

By following these care guidelines, your new carpet can stay attractive for many years.
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Carpet Installation

Being ready for your carpet installation will make the entire process go more efficiently.
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Carpet Trends

Each carpet style and trend has its own characteristics and performance capabilities, which you'll need to consider.

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