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How do I choose a carpet for my home?

shag carpeting in a bedroom

Keeping feet comfy with carpet

All the home makeovers and updates show the first thing being done is taking down the popcorn ceiling (can you blame them?) and ripping out the carpeting. Well, that could be a showstopper for many homeowners. Why do interior designers dislike carpeting so much? It’s not like they have to worry about carpet cleaning or stains. 

If you were to ask 100 homeowners if they prefer carpet or wooden floor, more of them would say carpeting in the bedrooms. There is nothing better than to get out of bed in the middle of the night, or on a cold winter morning, and your feet hit a cold wooden floor! Bbbbrrrr! 

Then there are those who believe carpeting is an allergy generator. Yes, dirt and dust do bury up in carpeting. However, with a good vacuum cleaner and weekly use of the vacuum cleaner, that doesn’t have to be a problem. Choose a carpet can you wash, and not by a professional carpet cleaning service either. Simple spot wash is what you need daily, save those expense professional cleaning before or after the holidays, or when you’re trying to sell your house. 

Is carpet making a comeback?

In 2019, Opendoor, a real estate company reports they installed almost one million yards of carpeting in the homes they bought and sold. In 2018, according to Houzz, carpeting was a frequently purchased item by home renovators, and if it wasn’t wall to wall carpeting, it was indoor rugs. 

So, is carpeting coming back in style? Homeowners are realizing that hardwood flooring has its limits and it isn’t soft. However, carpet ideas are endless and can change the dynamics of a room, not to mention it is sound absorbent and soft. 

Yes, back in the day, carpeting was difficult to clean, but today, the manufacturing of carpet has upgraded, making it easier to keep clean. What about that old style of wall-to-wall carpeting? That isn’t just for your grandma’s house anymore! Today, carpet has the ability to change a room with a bold pattern or subtle texture. Carpeting is family friendly by making a softer space for kids to play, and as the parent, it is easier on your knees when you play with the kids. 

Is carpet still popular in bedrooms?

Carpeting provides a layer of sound-proofing for a room. By making the upstairs kids room a bit soundproofed, it makes the downstairs quieter for mom, dad, and guests. 

So, do you need to go out and buy a house full of wall-to-wall carpeting? Probably not yet, but don’t eliminate it from your thoughts when you start updating your home. Bedroom or an office have less traffic are the best rooms to start in with carpeting. Then take it from there, one room at a time. 

What’s better in bedrooms wood or carpet?

Most homeowners choose carpeting for bedrooms for the cozy, soft factor, and the sound reduction. Hardwood is cold in the winter and resonates sounds throughout the house. 

What color carpet hides dirt best?

Some carpeting will look clean forever and then there is carpeting that seems to get dirty the moment it is installed. Carpeting experts recommend choosing a color that will hide dirt to save time on vacuuming and money for professional cleaning. 

The darker colors hide dirt the best, like a dark brown, green or a dark blue will camouflage dust and mud stains. If you want a bright colored carpet, choose carpeting with a pattern to hide the dirt and dust. 

Should carpet be lighter or darker than walls?

When thinking of carpet ideas after painting the walls and ceilings, the basic decorating rule is dark floor, lighter walls, and even light ceilings. When choosing colors and tones, work from bottom and go up.  Then, when you begin the actual work, start from the top and go down. Avoiding paint dripping from the ceiling and walls will save your carpeting. 

short carpet in a living room

A Recap on Flooring

Many homeowner are not going to give up their wood flooring, and that is understandable, especially if they spent a lot of money having them installed or sanded and polished.  Hardwood floors are beautiful and with area rugs, the coziness can be felt. Still, there is nothing like carpeting, and these benefits explain why. 

  • Carpeting is comfortable, cozy, warm
  • Carpeting is sound deafening
  • Carpet collects dirt and dust and keeps it out of air. 

We have to go with what we can afford and what works best with our unique style. The entire house doesn’t have to be carpeted, so start one room at a time until you’ve become accustomed to the feel and look of carpeting. Call 817.861.3737 today for your carpet options in Pantego and Arlington, TX.