When it comes to creating an inviting look, nothing succeeds like carpet. That’s why it is often the choice for even the most discerning contractors, architects and designers.
Warm under your feet. Soft to the touch. Lots of styles, textures and colors to go with any decorating style—formal or casual or somewhere in between—and budget.
Make the carpet you choose a major style statement. Or let it fade into the background. Regardless of the location, the usage, the amount of foot traffic, rest assured there is a carpet choice is just right for the situation.
Choosing the Right Carpet
When choosing your carpeting, some key considerations include:
- Expected Foot Traffic: What kind of traffic will the carpet get? If it’s a high traffic area, you will want to choose a carpet that can handle it.
- Color: Do you want a color or a neutral? Light, dark or medium shades? Remember, a light shade of carpet is likely to show dirt more quickly than a medium shade of carpet. Carpeting that has elements of color in it can hide dirt more easily than single-color carpet. This can be important when there are children or pets.
- Style and Texture: The style and texture of the carpet—e.g., plush, shag, frieze—are important considerations based on whether the goal is to achieve a more formal or casual look.
- Cleanability: Your needs in terms of cleanability will determine your carpeting choices as well as stain and soil protection.
Choosing the Right Padding
When choosing the materials for your installation, it is critical to not overlook the padding material. While the carpet provides the aesthetic design of the space, the padding will dictate the life, performance and wearability of the carpet. The importance of the material, density and correct installation of the padding are critical. There are options that include anti-microbial cushion materials, water and moisture resistance and many other variables that we can help you decipher and make the right decisions about.
Get Advice on Carpets From ACS
While you are choosing your new carpet, we recommend a call to ACS. We can help guide you on any special considerations you need to keep in mind.
When you have narrowed down your choices, we can come to your location to measure and make an accurate estimate of the materials you will need—helping you stay within budget and not order too much or too little carpeting or padding. This is especially important in situations when the flooring materials is being installed for the first time (i.e., a major addition or new construction.) In most cases, the amount of product needed will be greater than the actual square footage to take account of awkward angles or other situations that require specially cut pieces. We will also look for things like uneven sub-floors, odd-shaped rooms, awkward corners or seam placement considerations that may require special steps, like a customized cut, during installation.
A site visit will also give us the opportunity to identify any special issues involving heavy furniture, adapting to existing baseboards, etc.
Preparing for Your Installation
To get ready for your new carpet, you will need to take some steps before the installers arrive. Download our Preparing for Your New Floor Checklist.