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What Type of Carpet is Right for Your Home?

Choosing the right type of carpet for your home is about more than just aesthetics. Depending on you, your family, and your needs, there are a variety of factors you should consider before deciding what type of carpet to install in your home.

Before Purchasing New Carpet Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Ask yourself these questions to get an idea of which option will be right for you.

1. Do you have kids or pets (or both)?

cleaning-carpet-with-spongeIf you answered yes to this — chances are, your biggest concern is stains. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there for families with small children and pets.

While no carpet is completely resistant to staining, there are types of carpet can repel liquid, preventing spills from seeping into the carpet fibers. This gives you a chance to clean up before the liquid becomes a permanent part of your home decor.

If you have kids or pets in the house, consider choosing a stain resistant carpet option (we highly suggest the Shaw’s LifeGuard Spill-Proof carpet). There are plenty of choices that look great and will still come in handy in the event of an accident.

2. Do you entertain often?

Those who love hosting neighborhood get-togethers, family gatherings, or often have people trekking in and out of their homes should take this into consideration when shopping for carpet. Durable carpets, made to do well in high traffic areas are best for these kinds of situations.

Even without children or pets present in the home, homeowners who entertain often might still want to consider stain resistant carpet as well. These are generally events where people are eating, drinking, and sometimes ignoring those signs about taking your shoes off. Protect your investment and take the extra precautions.

On another note, if you primarily entertain people in outdoor areas like sunrooms, patios, and screened-in porches, outdoor carpet is a perfect way to make the room feel a little bit cozier with something that can withstand outdoor conditions.

3. Do you want something luxurious?

Looking for something with a little bit of elegance? Plush carpet has a smooth, soft appearance and is a great option for those who desire something luxurious. If stains and entertaining aren’t a huge concern for you, plush carpet doesn’t come with many downfalls.

That being said, it’s important to keep in mind that this kind of carpeting still is not a great option for high traffic areas of the home. If you’re worried about stains, plush carpet might be better suited for a pet and kid-free zone, like the master bedroom.

4. Do you want it all?

Carpet technology has really progressed in previous years, creating more and more options to suit the needs of all types of homeowners.

If you’re looking for something that has all of the best features, there are options that are resistant to stains, feel luxurious under your feet, and are durable.

Want to find out more about these different types of carpet and what’s available here in Kansas City? Contact one of our experts, and they will be happy to help guide you and make some suggestions based on your lifestyle.

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