For many of us, choosing flooring and carpets for your home is very easy. Some of us just find the right carpet they like the look of without considering all the benefits or setbacks that certain flooring styles can bring to your home.
When choosing between the flooring options for your home, there are many factors to take into consideration. While you may find some flooring or carpet that you think would look fantastic, it might not be the best choice practically for the way your room is actually used. To ensure that your home flooring creates the perfect look and feel for your home, along with being the best practical choice for the room, there are 5 essential things to think about.
Colour Of Flooring
Colour is often the first thing that people decide on when choosing a carpet or floor covering, but the colour of the carpet affects far more than just the look of the room. The colour of your floor can decide on how spacious your room looks, for instance a dark colour can make the room feel smaller than it is, while a lighter carpet will open up the feel of the room. However, darker carpets will hide stains and dirt better than lighter carpets and will retain a wear-free look for longer, but this can also mean you will not be conscious of the carpet’s condition and are not likely to clean it as much.
Carpet And Foot Traffic
One of the most important things to think about when choosing a floor for your room is the foot traffic. How much is this room walked through on a day to day basis? We recommend using twist pile carpets for high traffic areas to maximise the amount of time that your carpet feels new underfoot. Twist pile carpets are made by twisting the threads of the carpet together to form a more durable, hardwearing, coarser feeling. It may be tempting to buy the lushest and thickest carpets for in every room, but when a room receives a lot of traffic, a more durable floor is your best bet.
Pets And Your Carpets
If your room is also the stomping ground for the family cat or dog, there are a few extra things you need to consider. If you choose a carpet for a bedroom that is also the main habitat for the family cat, your lovely new luxury “expensive” carpet is at risk of being damaged by the cat’s sharp claws, and will probably cause its claws to get stuck around the longer threads of the carpet. To avoid this, twist pile carpets are a good choice for pet-occupied rooms, but loop pile carpets are known for hiding stains better than twist pile and carpets. So, when your dog brings in mud from the garden, a loop pile carpet will be easier to clean.
An important thing to consider about your flooring is how well will it insulate the room? Is one of your rooms particularly bad at holding heat? A Saxony carpet would be a good option due to its thickness. Does your bedroom feel like a greenhouse all year round? Maybe a thinner carpet or vinyl floor would help cool it down. You will find that using flooring as another form of heat insulation will help you cut down on unnecessary energy use and will save you money in the long term.
Atmosphere And Ambience
One could argue that the most important thing to think about when decorating your home is what you want it to feel like, and the flooring choices you make will play a major part in deciding this. Underfoot feel, colour and insulation all contribute to this, so when choosing a floor, try and balance out these three factors to determine what you can expect from what certain floor will bring to your rooms. Unfortunately, this is not an exact science, as two totally different types of floor can make a room feel the same way but for different reasons.
New Carpets Newport
With around a quarter of a century’s worth of experience dealing with all kinds of carpet installations, at MG’s Carpets & Rugs we are the perfect place to turn for all your carpeting needs in and around the area of Newport. From choosing the exact design of carpet to one that has a patterned weave and sumptuous texture, we have everything that you might need. Along with our expert advice covering the best sorts of floor coverings for each of your home’s or office’s rooms, we also provide a highly professional fitting service. If you are looking for just one carpet for a single room or new carpets for your entire floor space, everything is taken care of.