Choosing the best carpet for your home

Buying a new carpet might seem like a fairly straightforward decision, however in reality the amount of choices available can make it overwhelming. Although it’s rarely a centerpiece, carpets can transform the look of any room. The right carpet can easily make a cold space feel cozier and more homely. 

However, when the time comes to purchase a new carpet for your home, many questions arise. How easy is this carpet to clean? Which colour suits the room the most? Is this the most comfortable material? And so on. In order to make life easier for you, we’ve prepared this quick guide that will show you what you need to look out for when choosing your new carpet. 

Take your lifestyle into consideration

Choosing your carpet should be directly correlated to your current lifestyle. If you have a family with kids and pets, then choosing a bright colored luxurious carpet might not be the right decision, Consult experts and try choosing a more hard-wearing carpet in a more forgiving colour. Darker tones will usually hide stains and signs of wear and tear better than light ones. 

 However, if you live alone or with your partner and you want to treat yourself to something more fancy, then go right ahead and choose something more extravagant. Choosing the right carpet all depends on where you’re going to place it and how much wear and tear it is going to endure. 

Choosing the right material

Apart from deciding on the colour of your carpet, you’ll also have to take into consideration the material it’s made from. One of the main things you need to decide is whether you prefer natural or synthetic, both of which have their own pros and cons. 

Wool has always been a classic and will likely remain a favorite for many if you’re going for a natural choice. It adds a warm and luxurious feel to every room. Wool lasts long and usually covers up dirt and footsteps better than most materials however it is one of the harder materials to properly clean.

When it comes to synthetic options, nylon is one of the safest bets. When it comes to durability, it’s just hard to beat. Nylon is the perfect choice for people who expect a lot of traffic and spills to happen on their rug. It’s also fairly easy to maintain, however you will have to clean it much more often compared to natural carpets, because stains and dirt will show more easily. 

Anticipate colours fading over time

Carpet will appear lighter once installed and will fade over time, so choose one that is a shade or two deeper than you planned.

Choosing the right colour

Selecting the most appropriate colour might be the most difficult part when it comes to choosing a carpet. Narrow your choices down by choosing shades that match the mood you want to set for that specific room. 

Typically darker colours, like blues and greens make rooms feel cosier and more peaceful. On the other hand, lighter colors have the ability to make smaller rooms feel bigger and more open. So if you’re working with a small space, definitely choose a light colour to mitigate that claustrophobic feeling. 

Whatever decision you come to, always make sure to ask for carpet samples before buying anything. Take the biggest ones they have and test them out at home. See how they fit in the room and how they look under natural light. This way your decision making process will be much easier. 

Understanding how to clean and maintain your carpet

In the long run, one of the only ways you can ensure yourself that you’re buying the right carpet, is to choose one that you can easily clean and maintain. High-end rugs or ones that are complicated to clean can turn into a real nightmare for parents with young children or dogs and cats at home. 

Before committing to a carpet, always ask the salesperson about cleaning and maintenance. It’s important to find out how often you’re going to have to clean and what equipment and products you’ll need.

The material you choose will also directly influence how much maintenance your rug will need. Carpets with more texture are good for hiding footprints and tracks from vacuuming. Cut pile and multi level loop carpets should be used in rooms with less traffic because they’re great at gathering and trapping dirt and dust. 


At the end of the day, if you find a carpet that you love but cleaning and maintaining it is too difficult, you can always call professional carpet cleaning services to help you out.

Picking a carpet can be a tedious task, however if you know what to look out for you’ll be able to narrow down your choices easily. It’s important to remember that as careful as you are, spills always happen. If you’re not sure how to clean your carpet or you’re just unable to, make sure to book a quote with our experts and we’ll handle it for you!

Author

  • George Kosev

    George Kossev is a highly experienced and dedicated carpet cleaning specialist with over 15 years of expertise in providing top-quality carpet care solutions. As the owner of Clean Expert, George has built a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unparalleled customer service in the carpet cleaning industry.