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1. Colours and patterns

Don’t be afraid to try various different colours rather than the base colour you set out with. Sometimes the best colours are the complete opposite to what you imagined.

Patterned carpets can hide every day wear and tear. Perfect for busy homes and offices. Now with a plain carpet, this will show up quite clearly. However, if you have a flecked carpet, stripy carpet or any other type of pattern, this is going to help to mask the accident. Thus, saving you from replacing the carpet at any point down the line.

2. Budget

For a lot of people, it’s the price that makes the main difference. It would come highly recommended to find out what kind of price that you’d be looking at for your carpet. Ensure you budget in all other materials such as gripper rods, spray glue etc.

The easiest way to create a list for your budget would be to visit your local carpet shop.

3. Underlay options

Underlay and carpet go together perfectly. Of course, you can always opt to go without underlay and have your carpet fitted straight to the floor. This is perfect for a carpet with a felt backing. A budget solution for anyone that wants a quick and cheap fix. If it’s softness and longevity that you’re looking for, you’re going to want a quality underlay.

4. Material

Most materials are soft and most will provide warmth. But it’s the hard wearing factor that you need to be mindful of. Wool and 80:20 carpets are highly durable carpets and soft to the touch whereas some man made carpets boast durability, but not softness.

If it’s for a room that you just want longevity in. You want to be looking more towards the man made carpets. You can give a Polypropylene carpet as much abuse as you like and it will just thank you for it. Simply give it a good scrub and it’s back to life. Perfect for high traffic areas including hallways, landings, offices and more.

5. Where to buy?

Ensure you do your research when it comes to the different carpet shops. Throw some questions at the staff. You can expect the staff of a reputable carpet shop to have quick and knowledgeable responses to your questions.