What a huge decision! The carpet you choose will live with you for a long time and it can make or break the entire look and feel of your home. So how on earth do you make the right choice? If you’re expecting it to be easy to find the perfect carpeting for your home while browsing through the thousands of carpet samples either online or in store you may be in for a big surprise. Choosing carpeting for your home can be complicated. Not only do you need to decide which colour of carpeting would look best in your home, you need to shop for the best price and choose the right carpet fiber for your whole family including any pets.
Therefore to help lighten the burden and make this a positive and successful experience here are our top tips for buying carpet.
Five tips to make choosing carpet a stress free experience - even if it's your first time.
ASK A SALESPERSON
When shopping for carpeting, enlist the help of a salesperson. If you’re in the store talk to the salesperson about your home, needs and budget. If you’re shopping online, make selections of carpet you like and then contact the store to speak with a salesperson about your choices. These people work with carpeting everyday, and they may be able to help you narrow your options from several hundred to a possible few. Carpet salespeople may also offer you important information on carpet warranties, carpet cleaning, carpet installation, and often you can get a better deal by talking to the salesperson.
DON'T TRY TO LOOK AT EVERY CARPET AVAILABLE
When you are browsing for carpet at the carpet store, do not look at all the available carpet samples in the showroom, there are just too many to choose from. Instead, ask a salesperson to show you carpeting that is within your budget. Carpet pricing varies greatly, and there is no point in falling in love with a carpeting that costs $120 per sqm, especially if your renovation budget only allows for carpet priced at $25 per sqm.
ASK TO SEE CARPET THAT'S IN-STOCK
When comparing carpet samples which are in your price range, ask a salesperson which types of carpeting are readily available or in stock. Some carpet manufacturers require several weeks of lead time for certain orders, and these long lead times may disrupt your construction schedule. If you’re buying online from Renovators Warehouse, our flooring is either in stock within our warehouse or in stock with our supplier and ready to ship within 24 hrs.
ASK ABOUT 'END OF ROLL' DISCOUNTS
If you are on a tight budget and are only carpeting a few smaller rooms in your home, ask a salesperson if there are any ‘end or roll’ carpets or even factory seconds carpet available. Carpet rolls often have a few Lineal meters left over from the last job and if the measurements are right, you can often get a great deal. Similarly factory seconds often only have minor flaws that can be hidden by experienced carpet layers and can again save you a fortune when carpeting your home.
TAKE SAMPLES HOME IF YOU CAN
When you can, bring a few carpet samples home with you. Carpet colors can look different in your home than they appeared in the carpet store or online. This is also a good opportunity to see what carpet colors are complimented by the paint on your home's walls and the available light in each room. If you’re buying online, talk to the store to ask about the colour and request samples if they are available.
Carpeting your home or office is a big decision and has a huge effect on the interior decor. So you need to choose the best available option and get the best possible price. This is why it is important to have a shopping strategy in mind before you walk through the doors of the carpet store and come face-to-face with thousands of carpet samples.
If you need more help finding the perfect carpet for your home or office, contact Renovators Warehouse. We’re Australia’s first choice for purchasing Carpet Online.
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