April 28, 2020
Important Points To Consider When Buying A New Carpet
When you are planning to buy a new carpet there are a few important things to consider before doing so. Firstly you need to know what area in your house the carpet for as this will determine the quality you choose and possibly the colour.
If is for a bedroom then you can look at a carpet that is softer and more luxurious than an area where higher footfall will occur like hallways or stairs so you’ll need a denser more resilient pile.
Some carpets have different pile weights which means you can use the same colour throughout your property but using different weights in different areas. This is ideal if your property is small and using one colour gives a visual of space.
Choose a good quality 8-10mm thick underlay if you choose a secondary back carpet this will add to softness underfoot.
Most companies offer a free professional measuring planning and estimating service which is useful for those awkward shape areas and also bring samples to offer up against your decoration.
Finally ask your supplier if the carpet fitter they will be sending is a member of the NICF (National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers). This is the flooring trades governing body and if the fitter is an approved member it means they have taken an exam into the installation of floor covering textiles to a specific British Standard code of practice.