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A Guide to Buying Carpet

It is easy to lose sight of what to look for when buying carpet because of the overwhelming selection of carpets available. We have put together a few tips below that will help you tick the boxes in the rush of a getting a great deal when a carpet sale takes place.

5 Tips for Buying Carpet

There are five steps you should consider when buying carpet.

Caveat Emptor! The cheapest carpets are always seemingly on sale. These have flooded the market along with many inferior home building and low cost furniture. It’s important that you verify the authenticity of the carpet seller especially how they plan to install it. Be aware of low priced carpet without getting quotes on it being fully installed.

Secondly, calculate all the costs and not only the carpet and installation. Be sure the carpet installation includes carpet underlay so you can budget accordingly.

Thirdly, before you browse carpet online or go to one of our 140 Choices Flooring stores across Australia, write down notes about the rooms you are carpeting and uses If the carpet is to withstand heavy traffic volumes then it needs durability. Plush carpets should be reserved for bedrooms where an elegant statement needs to be made.

Its now time to wait for the right carpet sale. Choosing the right time to make an investment in your carpet can save you lots of money. Be patient and ask your local storing floors when carpet sales are scheduled.

Lastly, installation day! You might wish to take the day off work or be prepared for an early rise as our carpet installation teams like to minimise the inconvenience to you and your family. It is important to make sure your home is ready for the carpet to be installed. Be sure to clear all furniture from the room that is being re-carpeted, clothes from cupboards and shoes from inside walk in robes. This will ensure there is less downtime having to remove the items once the carpet installers arrive.

Avoiding Mistakes When Buying Carpet

When researching carpets, don’t make the common mistake of equating the weight of the carpet to the quality of the carpet. This is a common misconception. While it is an easy mistake to make, our sales representative are expertly trained to explain the different weights and materials used to make carpets.

Another mistake to avoid is not considering the quality of the carpet underlay. The underlay will save the wear and tear by absorbing the impact of foot traffic. The better quality and thicker the underlay, the longer the carpet will last. If your budget is limited, more money spent on the underlay and less on the carpet will actually make your carpet last longer.

Incorrect installation by non certified trade persons is a common mistake to avoid. The best way to know your carpet is installed correctly is to ensure it’s done by a professional which is guaranteed when buying carpet from Choices Flooring.