Fitting a new carpet in your home or workspace can make a huge difference in its overall feel. Just getting rid of your old and tired looking carpet, and replacing it with a new one, will help in the overall appearance of the room.

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So how easy is it to choose a carpet? Well, it is actually very simple. Decide what style and colour you are after and then go find it! Of course, you can choose something similar or something completely different to what you had before, but there are a few things that you need to consider.

There are three main areas which you need to think about:

  • The look
  • The price
  • Functional issues

The Look

The look of your new carpet is an important consideration as it will affect the general look for your room. You need to think about what colour you want – are you going to stick with the existing wall colour, or paint them a different colour? Or will the new carpet match future wall colours? You might be a person who regularly changes the colours of their walls – in which case it might be better for you to choose a more neutral carpet colour.

Think about whether you want a plain carpet or a patterned one. Often a lightly patterned carpet is better at disguising small stains or dirt. You should also think about the length of the pile. A longer pile gives a cosier feel, whereas a shorter one has a more hygienic feel and is easier to clean.

The Price

There is a huge range of prices for carpets, so the price needs to be a consideration. With carpet, you generally get what you pay for, so the more expensive the carpet, the longer it will last, and the better quality it is.

Functional Issues

There are also other considerations that you’ll need to make when choosing a new carpet, such as:

  • How easy it is to clean – if you have pets or small children, you may want to choose a carpet that cleans up nice with vacuuming, and the occasional steam cleaning.
  • Whether it is good for allergies (long pile carpet is much more prone to collect dust particles and animal hair, potentially causing problems for those with allergies).
  • The number of people who will be walking over it – you might want to consider a shorter pile if there will be lots of people walking over the same area.
  • How much light you have coming into the room. This may change the look of the carpet, or it has the potential to fade the carpet fabric.
  • The chance of spills and stains.
  • The material that you want – you can choose a natural fibre like wool or cotton or a synthetic fibre like polyester, nylon or polypropylene, each one having their strengths and weaknesses.

Choosing a new carpet is more than just looking at what colour you want, but for those who know what they want it is still a relatively easy process. There are carpets out there to suit every taste in every type of room so you will never be disappointed.

Kleen Rite offers steam cleaning services in the Burlington and Hamilton area. If you are happy with your current carpet, or have accidentally stained a new carpet, and are in need of a clean, contact Kleen Rite today.

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