Common mistakes when buying carpets
Carpets often have a major impact on the look of your home and are also quite expensive, so don’t rush into a decision.
Here are some common carpet mistakes to avoid.
Do not use carpet
A lot of people don’t buy rugs because they think it’s hidden under the rug and it’s not an eye catching detail. However, home furnishing experts say that underlays prevent rug sagging and folding, limit wear and tear, and act as a silencer, allowing you to walk more comfortably on the rug.
Measurements are not accurate
Measuring the size of the rug to order is harder than you think as the structure of every room and area of the house is not the same. To avoid problems, consider hiring a mechanic to carefully measure your home and get the most accurate numbers.
Lay the carpet yourself
Internal Inquiries page Lewis apartment and home (USA) advises consumers not to install carpet themselves without the help of a professional. Carpet installation requires many tools such as: B. Carpet tensioners, specialty irons… and the ability to use them with ease.
This is also an easy task, but fixing it later may cost you more time and effort.
Regardless of the actual need.
A custom made rug would be ideal, but you should also keep practicality in mind when using it in your home. For example, if you have children or pets at home, choose a rug that will leave fewer stains and dirt, last longer, and are easier to clean regularly.
I don’t understand the fiber material of the carpet.
The fiber material of the carpet is a factor that cannot be neglected.
Nylon is the most common flooring material because it is abrasion resistant and stain resistant, including mold and bugs. It also maintains the thickness of the rug quite well over time.
Olefin has properties similar to nylon, but is cheaper and therefore empties more easily. Polyester is a combination of nylon and olefin, it is easy to clean and looks luxurious, but easy to smooth and fade.
Acrylic is considered artificial wool because it looks and feels quite similar to natural wool, is fairly resistant to mold and fading, but is not very durable. Natural wool, on the other hand, is durable, stain-resistant, maintains a stable thickness, but requires proper care (cleaning should only be treated with specific chemicals). It can also attract bugs if you don’t check it regularly.
Worry too much about weight
Many people think that the heavier the rug, the better, but this is not true. Other factors such as material, yarn twist, density and overall style are even more important. Of course, the concept of carpet weight is different from the total weight of the carpet, including additional carpet finishing materials.
You should only compare rug weights when you see two rugs that are nearly identical. If they are of the same material and design, you can choose the heavier one.
Do not take fabric samples home with you
Just as you should bring home color swatches, you should also take home rug swatches before making your final decision.
Online images are processed so they may not fully reflect actual color. Even if you’ve seen a rug in store with your own eyes, it’s a good idea to take home a fabric swatch to examine in your home lighting and to check the suitability of the wall paint and other colors. .
Not asking for enough of what is necessary
Regarding the budget, you need to confirm whether the price includes the installation cost or not. Instead of closing the deal right away, don’t forget to learn how to compare prices between multiple vendors. The guarantee or return policy is also very important, so do your research before you decide to buy a rug.
bao chi (According to House Digest)