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Carpet Fitting Guide: From Choosing Styles to Finding an Installer

Carpets are great to have at home. They provide much-needed warmth and comfort under your feet. They also make your home much safer for little children. What’s more, the right carpet can enhance the aesthetics of your home’s interior.

If you are planning to install a new carpet, here are some tips to ensure you the get the most out of it.

Choosing a carpet

Not all carpets that look good on display will look good in your home. When shopping for a new carpet, it is important to consider the existing features inside your home, such as colour scheme, textures, and flooring material.

Aesthetics aside, consider the room where you will install the carpet. Is it next to an outdoor space? Is it a high traffic area? What do people normally do in that room? These questions will help you determine the best fibre and texture for your carpet. For instance, if you are carpeting your family room, you may want to go for a plush fibre that is easy to maintain. You will want something that is safe for the kids but that does not take too much time to clean up.

Also, pay attention to the padding, since not all are suitable for every textile. For example, avoid an ultra-soft padding for a “hard” carpet made from plant fibres, as the space it creates makes the carpet vulnerable to punctures from heels.

Installing a carpet: hire or DIY?

It is tempting to save money on a DIY job, but it is highly recommended that you get professionals to install the carpet for you. Installing a carpet can be costly, so you want to do it right the first time.

If you are hiring a professional, you might as well hire the best. To do that, search for trusted carpet fitters on Oneflare. Go over their profile to check for qualifications, experience level, and customer reviews. Testimonials from real people will tell you how the installer handles their work as well as whether their service is worth the price.

How much will a new carpet cost you?

Carpets are often priced per square yard, rather than square foot. Take note of this when measuring the room you are fitting.

If you are hiring professional installers, they will give you an estimate of the costs. Just make sure to ask for a quote from several providers to get a good idea of a standard market price in your area.

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