Don’t Sweep It Under The Rug: Carpeting Mistakes To Avoid

You’ve just spent 2 hours cleaning your house for a dinner party. You’re having important guests over—friends you haven’t seen since college.

The laundry’s in the washing machine, the dog’s been let out, the dishes have been washed, and the carpet’s been vacuumed.

Now all that’s left is for you to start dinner. Spaghetti and meatballs—your specialty; the only dish you know how to cook.

You still have 2 hours until the guests arrive. You decide to go to the dining room to take out your special china plates—a gift from your mother-in-law.

That is…until you see a hole in the carpet of your dining room!

**Rewind sound**

What’s this? You just bought this carpet a month ago. What’s going on? Why is there a hole in the middle? Why do the edges look like they’ve been bitten off?

You see a muddy paw print and you realize why.

àChoosing the Right Carpet

It’s understandable that you’re angry at your furry friend. But it’s not their fault. A good carpet should be able to withstand being scratched and scathed.

Choosing quality is extremely important, but there are other factors to take into consideration as well. Here are a couple of mistakes to avoid when purchasing a carpet:

¬ Focusing on the Weight

This is one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make. It’s understandable that you feel that a certain number on the scale equals to quality. This is because that’s how salespeople market carpets.

You need to take into consideration the twist, density, fabric, materials etc.

¬ Not Buying the Underpad

It’s understandable you want to save a few bucks. But remember that you wouldn’t buy a bed without a mattress or a car without tires.

The underpad can save your carpet from wear and tear (so you can’t blame poor Max.)

While it doesn’t have any aesthetic appeal, it reduces the amount of pressure your carpet takes whenever someone walks on it.

¬ Assuming Every Carpet is the Same

This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when carpet shopping. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples and not to oranges!

From nylon to wool, to olefin, there are different types of carpets and each come with their own charm. This also means that they come with their own quality. You need to learn the difference between all of these materials before you make your decision.

¬ Not Hiring a Professional to Install Your Carpet

Sometimes you can do things on your own and sometimes, you need a professional to take care of everything for you.

When it comes to carpeting, it’s best to leave it to a professional who has the expertise needed.

If you feel as if you need a new carpet and want to hire a professional carpeting agency, get in touch with a carpet store such as Signature Flooring and Interior for a job well done.

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707 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY, 11747

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