Four tips for choosing the perfect carpet

Four tips for choosing the perfect carpet

Finding the perfect carpeting is easier than you think, but staying focused on your needs, style, and budget is essential. Here are four tips to get you started on your rug-shopping journey.

Understand quality

Density means how closely together the fibers are tufted. Density numbers appear on the label, and a good one ranges from 3000 to 5000. Look at twist numbers when the fibers are longer, referring to how many times a fiber wraps around itself per inch and should be between four and eight.

Explore your lifestyle

The rug you fell in love with at your friend's may not be the best fit for you. Things like family size, kids, pets will determine the best style and fiber for you. So will special requirements, such as pet-friendly or hypoallergenic, and be sure to tell the flooring expert how you plan to use the room in which it's to be installed.

When you come into our carpet store, you'll see many styles, including shags, textured cut-piles, Saxony, plush, Berber, level loop with various fibers like SmartStrand, EverStrand, Pure Color,™ and Primus Durasoft. So let us guide you to the best selection for your needs.

Consider your home’s overall style

Nothing needs to be a complete match, but colors and styles should work harmoniously with the other furnishings so your home will have a cohesive look.

Don’t skimp on the padding

The cushion protects the rug from the bare floor and helps to keep the room warm by blocking cold air from seeping into the carpet. However, it's essential to remember that padding must be of the proper weight and thickness; some can be too thick and damage the rug.

Flooring Liquidator has been in operation for over two decades; our quality products and installations, superior service, and knowledgeable staff have earned us a reputation as a go-to flooring source. Visit us for your carpet floor covering needs and get a free quote. We're in Orem, UT, and service Provo, Lindon, Logan, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Salt Lake City, Rice, Manti, and Heber.