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Choosing the Right Carpet
With so much choice getting the right carpet for the right place in your home or contract location can be an extremely daunting prospect. Luckily for us however, the way carpet is made today means there are very few really poor carpets. Improvements in fibre technology and carpet construction techniques thankfully mean that even the less expensive carpets will wear well if they are put in the right place.
Of course, different fibres and constructions will lend a carpet certain properties - wool carpets, polypropylene carpets, nylon carpets or a blend of fibres will each react differently within the same location – but this is by no means the end of the story.
The length of time a carpet will last depends on several factors and each must be considered at the purchasing stage: the carpet pile itself, the fibre, the weight of the fibre and the density of the pile will all contribute or detract from a carpet’s suitability for your chosen location.
The rule of thumb in selecting a carpet is location, location, location. You will find that it pays dividends to spend slightly more for higher quality carpets for areas of high wear such as hallways and living areas, but you may well be able to save some hard earned cash where those feet aren’t quite as frequent.
All carpets have suggested end use locations, but you should always seek the expert advice of you retailer before making that final decision. Remember that we at www.carpetinfo.co.uk have no vested interest in selling a particular carpet, so we are well placed to offer you a step-by-step guide to getting it right.