Our Tips On Buying A Carpet

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Carpets Basingstoke, Latest News | 0 comments

Tips on Carpet Buying From A Basingstoke Carpet Retailer

First of all: We can guide you as to the type of carpet required for the area you are going to cover.

But there are some important tips to consider:

  • Consider the area and amount of wear it will receive. Downstairs rooms and stairs will receive more wear and general soiling than upstairs.
  • Be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, harder wearing carpet for these areas.
  • Get your room professionally measured and go to a good carpet retailer, like us :),  who will help you to achieve the most cost effective way to carpet your house / apartment.
  • By careful planning and use of the correct width of carpet he/she will enable you to minimise waste and save money.
  • Borrow samples of the carpets you like, look at the colour in daylight and the artificial light of the room to make sure it is what you want (please ensure the carpet samples are returned).
  • Remember that carpet samples or cuttings provided must only be used as a guide, since it is unlikely that the carpet you receive will be from the same production batch.
  • Choose a good quality underlay, this will help prolong the life of your carpet.
  • Have your carpet fitted by a professional.
  • To avoid seams in wider rooms, remember loop and twist pile carpets are made in 5 metre & 4 metre widths. Don’t worry we can advise you on the best options.