When you’re choosing carpets for your home, it can often seem overwhelming. There is just so much choice out there! Or you might be the type of person who simply picks out the fluffiest carpet or their favourite colour. However, if you put in some time to really think about your choices, both in looks and practicality, you could well find that your carpets last a lot longer, meaning you’ll have to replace them less frequently, and therefore, of course, saving you money – which is great!
There are some times when we need to carpet a whole house. Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new property with very old, dirty and bad smelling carpets that you couldn’t possibly live with, or maybe no carpets at all, or perhaps your current carpets are getting on a bit and you simply want the job doing all at once. In this situation it can be tempting to pick one carpet for the whole house. It does save time, but each room in the house has very different carpet requirements, so it really does pay to choose a different type of carpet for each area.
Fluffy carpet feels gorgeous under foot, but it can soon look scruffy if it’s in a high traffic area of your home. This type of deep pile carpet is ideally suited to bedrooms where they don’t get a lot of footfall. However, bear in mind that the deep pile can be harder to keep clean, so it might not be the best choice if you have pets. Dirty paws and loose fur don’t mix well with a deep pile carpet!
For children’s bedrooms you are probably better off picking something a little more hard wearing as children are more likely to be making more use of the bedroom floor than adults as it’s the perfect space for playing. A patterned carpet will not show the dirt as much as a plain one, and there are some brilliant carpets available, made especially for children’s rooms. They’re tough enough to stand up to the most boisterous games, with designs that appeal to children, from tiny tots right through to teenagers.