Carpet has it all. It gives you elegance, plenty of functional advantages, and affordability. It can be overwhelming to choose, however. There are so many colors, designs, and styles!
Here are a few simple tips to narrow down your choices.
Consider your flooring needs
In short, do you need extra durability or stain resistance? How do you feel about various cleaning requirements? Does anyone in your home have particular concerns?
There are now hypoallergenic, kid and pet-friendly carpets. Be sure to tell your flooring expert about any concerns you may have.
What is your budget?
Look at the carpet installation overall picture, not just the initial product price. Consider padding, adhesives, installation, and upkeep.
Look at your home’s decor
While nothing needs to be a complete match, it does need to be cohesive. After all, if your home is traditional, a carpet with a modern vibe will be confusing!
Make sure the colors harmonize with each other. This might be a good time to invest $25 or so with a color wheel to see what works where.
About choosing style
Remember, there are three basic styles called piles. At this point, you should come into our carpet store in Sandy Springs, GA, to explore the inventory.
In short, the basic styles include looped, cut-piles, and cut & loops. All rugs start as uncut loops.
They include Berber and level loop. These rugs are highly durable and great for high-traffic areas.
Cut piles of various lengths
They either stay that way or are cut into piles of various lengths. They can also be twisted or have a plush texture.
For example, low-pile rugs are durable and easy to clean. On the other hand, a high-pile carpet with long, loose fibers requires some TLC to maintain and, hence, is better for low-traffic areas.
Saxony is a medium pile and comes in two textures. Plush is better for low-traffic rooms, and trackless can be used anywhere.
Cut & loop is just as it sounds. Various fiber lengths create patterns, such as pin-dot or geometrics. It can be used anywhere.
Visit us for your carpet and more
At Great American Floors, we understand that flooring is a significant investment in your home. And we want to be sure you get it right, whether your choice is carpet or something else.
We're a family-owned, 30+ year company located in Sandy Springs, GA. You'll see brands like Karastan, SmartStrand, Godfrey Hirst, Dream Weaver, and more in our inventory. We work with homeowners and businesses in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Dunwoody, Marietta, Norcross, Alpharetta, and Atlanta, GA.