Learning More About Hardwood Flooring

Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Carpet

by Juanita Perkins

A carpeting flooring installation warms up your room and can enhance any style or décor. Getting a new carpet floor installation will give your house an instant makeover. When selecting a carpet for your home, many homeowners are confused by the many options in the market. Here are some of the factors you ought to consider when selecting a carpet.

Room Use

One of the most important considerations to make when choosing carpeting flooring is where you will be using them. You need to think about how the room is going to be used. Determine whether there will be heavy or light foot traffic in the room.

Another thing to consider regarding room use is whether the room will be the center for entertainment or meetings. Therefore, you should determine whether there will be direct access from outside. Room use will help you choose the fiber construction for your carpets.


Carpets are made of different fibers. The most common fibers for carpets include polyester, nylon, wool, and olefin. The choice of your carpet fiber will impact how well your carpet resists mold growth and stains and stands up to traffic.

Fibers are affected by different elements including the size of the yarn, how the yarn is processed, and the strength of the yarn. Cut pile consists of twisted yarn and is a durable option. For busy households, go for a frieze cut pile. This fabric helps hide footprints. Loop pile is an informal style, which does well in high-traffic places.


The color of the carpet will also affect the look of your home. Think about your décor needs when selecting a color. The color should match everything in the room. The color of your carpet will affect your room's dimensions. Light colors will make your room look larger, while dark colors will make your room look smaller. You should also think about the traffic in your home. Light-colored carpets are more easily soiled than dark ones.

Wall-to-Wall Versus Area Rug

When searching for a carpet for your home, you need to choose between wall-to-wall carpets or carpets that cover some sections. The type of floor in your home will also determine the best floor for you. For example, if you have a hardwood floor, there is no need to cover it with a carpet.

However, if you want to protect your floor, a wall-to-wall carpet installation is an ideal option. You can use small area rugs to highlight certain rooms in your home. Small area rugs can also be used for aesthetics and to add warmth to your home. 

For more information, contact a company like Floorco Flooring.