Choosing a Carpet

Your new carpet is a major purchase from which you rightly expect maximum life and comfort. Yet with thousands of products on the market many people are uncertain about what to buy and how much it is going to cost.

Storey Carpets have produced this guide to help you through the maze of carpet-buying. You will find many practical hints and tips as well as answers to many of the questions you are likely to ask.

We hope this information will help to make you better prepared for making a new flooring purchase. If you have any further carpeting queries however, please contact us, we will be happy to help.

Choosing a new carpet

Before searching for a new carpet there are a number of questions that you need to consider. Whilst your answers to these questions may change during the selection process, these questions will certainly help to point you in the right direction.

What effect am I trying to create in my room?

What colour, design and style are you looking for and what do you need your carpet to match with?

How long do I want my carpet to last?

Everybody wants their carpet to last for a long time and stay looking good, but how long they actually last for depends upon both the style of carpet that you pick and your answers to the following factors:

How much use will my carpet get?

Is the carpet going in a room with heavy wear (like the stairs or living room) or light wear (such as a spare bedroom)? How many people live in your house? Have you any children or pets? All of these factors will affect how much use the carpet gets and therefore how long it is likely to last. Even the shoes you wear in the home or the amount that you vacuum can affect the life of your carpet.

How much do I want to spend?

If you want a carpet that will look good for many years in an area of very high wear then the simple truth is you will have to spend more money than if you are happy to change your carpet more frequently. Whilst there are many inexpensive carpets on the market that are very durable and look good these are usually less luxurious and comfortable than other ranges.

The carpet that is ideal for you and your home will be one that gives the best match to your answers from the questions above. We therefore hope to be able to give you all the information you need to make the perfect choice for your home