Carpeting is sold in more areas and installed in more homes than any other type of flooring. Ranging from ultraluxurious to basic, carpets make a home feel comfortable and complete. That’s because it offers warmth, both visually and as insulation. While providing warmth and softness underfoot, it also absorbs sound better than any other flooring, reducing both surface noise and sound transfer between floors.
Broadloom, or wall-to-wall carpet, is one of the easiest ways to personalize an environment and offers vast styling options. The texture, colors and pattern of carpet can complement or contrast with patterns of your furniture and window treatments or be a neutral foundation or a vibrant focal point you can build around.
Carpet prices have remained affordable even as the styling options and performance features have gotten better and better. There’s a reason why carpet is America’s number one choice of floor covering.
How to choose the right carpet for your home? What you choose depends on what you need. When thinking fashion, consider the following:
Other factors are:
- Do you want a soft, comfortable floor you can sit on in front of a fireplace, or when the kids are playing video games?
- Do you hate footprints and tracking but love big family get-togethers? If it’s your bedroom, how do you want it to feel the first thing in the morning when your bare feet touch that plush carpet?
One thing is for sure, especially if it’s for your home, get the best quality carpet you can afford that’s appropriate for the application. It’s an investment in your home that’s worth making.
The single most important factor though may be simply this – that you love the way it makes your home look and feel.