5 Top Tips for Choosing a Great Carpet for Your Home or Office

If the carpets in your home or office are starting to look a little shabby, it could be time to think about investing in a replacement. With the help of our reliable carpet fitters in Ipswich, you can pick a high quality product and have it installed within a day or two. In fact, the only tricky part is finding the right carpet among the hundreds of different options on the market.

It is important to make the right choice, because a good carpet can last up to a decade. This makes carpeting a really cost effective and economical choice, particularly in rental properties and offices. It is hard wearing, relatively easy to clean, and it is great for absorbing noise and the pressure of heavy foot traffic.

These handy hints and tips for choosing a great carpet will help you get the right product for your home or office.

1. Consider the Environment

One of the most common mistakes made by consumers is a disregard for the actual environment in which the carpet will rest. You need to think about the requirements of the space, or you could end up with a product that doesn’t fulfil them. The best example of this is carpeting on stairs; the heavy foot traffic means that a carpet needs to be tougher here.

2. Choose an Integrated Design

Your new carpet should slot right into the existing style and design of the room. Once our expert team of carpet fitters install it, it should look like it belongs. Pick a colour that complements the existing décor. It doesn’t have to be the same colour as the walls, but do try to incorporate an accent tone or the colour of the furniture, just to bring it all together.

3. Think about Your Budget

We always recommend the full installation service, because that is what most people require. However, if you are working within a tight budget, you may be able to save some cash, by having a good look at the condition of existing underlay once the old carpet has been removed. If it is in a reasonable state, you can always keep it for the new carpet.

4. Get Help from our Professionals

While it is possible to fit and install a new carpet without outside help, doing so with no real knowledge can end up damaging the product. Clearly, this is the last thing that you want, so if you are not sure, our carpet fitters are on hand to help. Also, make sure that you have the right measurements for the room before you start shopping. If you pick out a carpet and the team cannot fit it, because the room is not the right size, you may still have to pay installation costs.

5. Pick Up Some Samples

The best way to test out the colour and style of a new carpet, before you buy it, is to pick up some handy carpet samples. These are available in all good carpets stores. You can take as many swatches of fabric back home as you like, so that you can compare them with the existing décor. These samples are be free of charge. Pick out some colours and designs that you like, go home, sleep on the decision, and then make your choice when you are sure.

To find out more about the benefits of carpet for your home or office, why not pop into our store, or contact us via email or call 01787 374624 to get directions to your nearest Suffolk showroom.

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