How to Choose the Right Carpet For Your Home Remodeling
Hardwood versus carpet seems to be a topic on which many homeowners have strong opinions. While some like the strong look and smooth surface of hardwood, other homeowners prefer the warmth and cozy feeling of carpet. But what kind of carpet should you choose? There may be more factors to consider than you realize. If you have your heart set on carpet flooring, here are a few factors to help you choose the perfect carpet:
Natural vs. Synthetic
When it comes to carpet, there are two different broad categories. One is natural fibers, which is to say carpets made of fibers that come from nature: wool, cotton, silk, and seagrass. Then there are carpets made from synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, or acrylic. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Synthetic fiber carpets are often used in rooms with wall-to-wall carpet. Whether it’s natural or synthetic may also impact the warranty on the carpet. Do your research to learn which you’d prefer.
You can find a wide variety of carpet styles and textures as well, each with a different look and feeling. Sculptured carpet is dense and smooth, while frieze carpet is a bit looser and softer. You can even find looped or Berber carpet for a tighter, more stately look — and a lower maintenance clean. Saxony cut has a soft, plush feeling that many homeowners enjoy. Don’t worry too much about color. Every carpet style comes in many different colors, so you can find the carpet that’s right for you.
Pricing will, of course, be a consideration. Pricing can vary based on the size of the carpet, the weight, density, style, and fibers. As a rule, natural fibers will be more expensive than synthetic fibers. Wool tends to be more expensive, but also high quality. Polypropylene tends to be on the more affordable end as carpets go. Consider both your budget and the long-term value of different carpets. How low maintenance is the carpet? How easy will it be to clean, and how long is it likely to last?Know what kind of carpet you want for your next remodeling project? Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.