Home Carpet Guide

Nothing offers comfort under foot like carpet. Carpeted floors are beautiful, functional and economical, even for families with children and pets. Our innovations have resulted in the ultimate softness and the ultimate performance, standing up to foot traffic, spills and pet messes better than ever before.

Whether you desire a luxurious, deep pile you can sink your toes into, you need a hypoallergenic option to ward off allergens, or you want a high performance carpet that can stand up to kids and critters, we’ve got you covered.

Choosing the Right Carpet is a Major Decision
Choosing a carpet for your home is a major decision. Actually, it’s a series of several decisions. There are so many types and styles of carpet and so many other aspects to consider, the task can be daunting. Although not exhaustive, this checklist will walk you step by step through the main considerations that will ultimately help lead you to the perfect carpet for your home.

Picking the Right Carpet for your Home

  • Consider who spends time on your home. Don’t forget to include visitors and Pets.
  • Talking into account your lifestyle and the daily use of your floors, and the importance of carpet’s durability, cleanability, and stain resistance.
  • Consider your environment. Does your carpet need protection from moisture, sun exposure, or other elements?
  • If you or a family member suffers from allergies, make a note to shop for carpet with the CRI Green Label Plus logo.

Carpet Fibers and Construction

  • Identify your decorating style and gather samples od existing paint, fabrics, and adjacent flooring.
  • Familiarize yourself with the different carpet construction options.
  • Determine which carpet fiber will perform best in your home, such as repel spills, wear-dated technology, for wear resistance, and Mohawk’s SmartStrand Forever Clean with 0% moisture absorption and lifetime built-in stain protection.
  • Determine what type of padding will be best for the carpet in your home, keeping in mind that more you invest in padding, the longer your carpet will last.

How to Measure and Purchase Carpet

  • Measure your space to estimate your square footage. Multiply the length times width of the room to equal square footage, and for square yards, divide by 9. Add 10% to the total (multiply by 1.10) for a good working estimate.
  • Figure in carpet price, padding cost, installation and additional fees top create a realistic budget and to accurately compare products.
  • Consider your environment. Does your carpet need protection from moisture, sun exposure, or other elements?
  • Consider the type of shopping experience you want and then look for a retailer near you.

Carpet Installation and Maintenance Tips

  • Before you purchase, read all the warranty information carefully to fully understand any requirements.
  • Talk to your retailer about choosing an installer. Quality installation can affect the longevity of your carpet, and many warranties require professional installation.
  • Prepare your home for installation. Move everything out of the room and clear a generous path to the room, moving all the breakables. Vacuum the old carpet to reduce airborn dust during removal.
  • Read the literature from the carpet manufacturer to lean how to care for your new carpet. Professional cleaning receipts may be required for your warranty.

When it comes to choosing the right carpet for your home, the flooring experts at Urban Floors are ready and able to answer any carpet flooring questions you might have. Contact a flooring expert today by calling 248-607-7363 or visit the Walled Lake showroom to explore your carpet options!