shutterstock_117330715When it comes to investing in your home, your flooring option is often times at the top of the list. At Floor Coverings International of Waukesha, we offer only the best in hardwood, carpet, laminate, and tile at the best prices available in order to make the process as easy as possible. If you’re in the market for new carpet, there are a number of different aspects to consider when settling on a choice. In this post, we’ve outlined a few things to keep in mind when shopping for new carpet flooring in the hopes of making the process as effortless as possible. Read on to find out how Floor Coverings International of Brookfield and Milwaukee can assist you in making the right choice for your home.

Choosing The Right Carpet Fiber 

One of the first considerations to go over when selecting your new carpeting is what type of fiber will be right for your home. There are a few major need based categories to go over when choosing the ideal product: traffic, budget, lifetime, and children/pets. If the areas in which you’ll be installing your carpet are going to be heavily trafficked areas, you’ll need to go with a sturdier fiber, such as nylon, to combat the constant use. Nylon also tends to be a great carpet fiber for families with children and pets, as it tends to be easier to clean and maintain than some other choices. Polypropylene carpets are great for areas that will end up coming into contact with moisture, so if you’re considering re-carpeting your basement you may decide to choose polypropylene carpeting. If you’re looking for luxury above anything else, wool carpet is certainly the most extravagant on the market. Depending on your home’s needs, you’ll want to talk with one of our flooring experts about the fiber that’s right for your home.

Choosing The Right Color Carpet 

In the same way that selecting your future carpet fiber requires considering the usage in your home, the color you end up going with also demands some deliberation. First and foremost, you’ll want to select a color that suits your home’s current design palette well. Your carpeting can either act as a foil to the rest of your décor or as a compliment, so make sure to thoroughly plan out the effect you want your new carpet to have on the overall look of your home. Where in your home you’ll be placing your new carpeting should also factor into your decision, as lighter colors may not be an ideal choice for high-traffic areas. Also, it makes sense to consider use of space when choosing a color. For instance, if you’re hoping to open up a room spatially, a lighter color is going to be the ideal choice. If, on the other hand, you’re trying to add a more intimate feeling to a particular room, something on the darker side of the color spectrum is probably ideal. Like choosing the right carpet fiber, selecting a color for your home’s flooring always comes down to need and use.

At Floor Coverings International of Waukesha, we keep all of your needs in mind throughout the planning and installation process. Call today for your free in-home estimate!

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