Carpet Selection 101: What to Consider When Buying a Carpet

It’s not every day you go carpet shopping. Most people will buy carpets only a handful of times in their life. This is why, when the time does come to trade in your carpets for newer ones, it is easy to get confused by the process and end up with a carpet that you don’t like.

Installing a carpet in your home has a very revitalizing effect on your house. A carpet will offer you comfort and aesthetic value, warmth, design variety, sound absorption, and what not. There are myriad styles, designs, colors, and pattern available in the market when it comes to marketing.

With seemingly endless possibilities, making the right carpet purchase can’t only get difficult, but downright overwhelming.

Here are a few factors you should keep in mind to have a smoother carpet buying process.

Carpet Styles

Carpeting offers a wide variety of options when it comes to style. Some of the most commonly used ones are textured, plush, Saxony, frieze, and Berber. Each style offers its own distinctive and unique look. But when it comes to style, your lifestyle should be your main consideration.

If you have a family, with kids and pets, you will need a carpet that can withstand heavy traffic. A long-lasting carpet with an easily manageable color, such as a hard-twist cut or a textured loop pile will be more suitable. If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your home than you can opt for the plush pile.


Your carpet will rely on regular maintenance and upkeep to retain its value. Most people are looking for carpets that require easy maintenance. Textured rugs will help cover up any footprints or vacuum cleaner tracks; Saxony will work great in high-traffic areas; loop carpets are dirt resistant and will be easy to clean.

If you want more high-end looking carpets such as plush, then install those in low to medium-traffic areas.


When buying a carpet, choose one that suits your lifestyle and fits your budget. Explore the different material and styles available before settling in on one. Compare prices between different options to get a sense of what you can afford.

It is also a good idea to do some measurement before you go carpet shopping. Calculate the square footage of each room, it will give you an idea as to how much the overall thing will cost. If you know the measurements, staying within your budget will be more achievable

From Our Store to Your Floor

Here at Signature Flooring and Interior, we are a quality carpet store and carpet installation service provider. We stock a large variety of carpeting options for every need. If you’re looking to buy carpets in Melville, NY, contact us right away on (631) 547-8888!

Showroom Hours:
Mon to Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Summer Schedule:
Close Sundays in July and August
Signature Flooring and Interior 707 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY, 11747

Phone: (631)-547-8888
Cell: (917-498-7342