The carpet in your home might have a bigger impact on your life than you might think. It protects our feet from cold and the dust that is accumulating on our floors, and it also makes our house look better! Let's see a few tips about the carpet in your home and how you can make the best out of it.
First, you should think about the material you want it to be. The best materials are those that come from natural sources, like wool and cotton. These are the most expensive, but are also the only materials that do not produce VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which can be bad for both your health and safety).
Before buying carpets, let them breathe for at least three full days. This will ensure that there are no odd smells when you bring them to your house. Also, once you finished installing the carpet, try to keep the windows and doors open for at least 24 hours in order for any remaining particles to be ventilated.
Padding? Yes please! That's right, even though you can't really see the padding, it is best that you choose one that offers enough cushioning, and is made from good materials. This will not only increase the life of the carpet by at least 50 percent, but will also make it feel a bit more comfortable. This is what many people overlook, and is also the main reason why their carpet will only last for a few years!
Don't overspend. There are a lot of great looking carpets out there that are much more expensive than those you initially intended to buy. There are also add-ons and brand pricing differences. There are some situations where it pays to upgrade and get a little more, such as when paying for stain guard, for example. In the grand scheme of things, you don’t want to overspend. You’re just throwing away money that could be used for other home improvements.