Top 5 Qualities To Look For In A New Carpet

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Looking for new carpets? It’s not as simple as choosing the most stylish floor coverings on offer. Whatever your lifestyle, it’s important to think about the practicality of pets, kids and footfall. While different households have various tastes on the aesthetics, everybody should consider some further details before choosing. To help you along in the process, we’ve put together the top general qualities we think you should look for in your carpets.


It can be tricky to decide on new floor covering, as different rooms in a house call for different types of materials. If you’re carpeting a bedroom, you’ll want a plush material under your feet when you get up in the morning. If you’re decorating a hallway, a hardwearing material will be more suited to lots of foot traffic. You want to make sure the material is right for where it’s going to go and who’s going on it.
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Durable Carpets

You want your carpets to last. Afterall, it has to endure things like pets, kids and family gatherings. It’s important to opt for strong, high-quality floor coverings. This can be shown in the density, twist and fibre. A higher density is usually the sign of a more durable material. We find that nylon carpets tend to be the most durable.

Easy To Maintain

Different materials will have different properties. If you’ve got pets or young children, you might want to go for a material that’s easier to clean. Natural fibre carpets like wool and sisal tend to be a bit more challenging to maintain, unless you know what you’re doing. Nylon, polyester and polypropylene tend to have the easiest upkeep.
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Neutral Colours

What’s trendy now, might not be in five years or so, so it’s important to make sure you’re thinking ahead. Replacing your flooring can be quite a big task, so you want to opt for a colour that is timeless. Also, when it comes to selling, potential buyers will favour neutrals that are versatile for their tastes. This tends to be beiges, greys and browns.

Think about the practicality of colour as well, as lighter carpets tend to show marks more. Don’t be afraid to try lots of samples against your decor to see what is right for you.

Choose Good Underlay

Okay, okay – this isn’t about the actual carpet. However, a good underlay makes a huge difference, so we thought this was important to include. Investing in quality underlay means more comfort and better durability. A thicker tog also means more insulation, keeping your house warm and cosy.

Contact MG Carpets & Rugs Today For Your New Carpet

If you’re looking to buy new floor coverings, get in touch with our team of specialists today. We can help decide what material is right for your home, without compromising on style.


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