The carpet in your home endures a lot of wear, especially in high-traffic areas such as stairs and hallways. Many carpets depending on how many people use it and type of carpet, will show signs of wear and tear after a few months – that is if you don’t pick the right kind or colour!
When you think about it, your carpet has to withstand rain, sleet, snow, mud and the weight of the people walking on it. When your carpet is looking threadbare and dirty it’s time to replace it.
When choosing a carpet it can be tempting to pick one based on price, colour and texture but other things should be considered if you want your new floor to stand the test of time.
Deep Pile v Berber Carpet:
We all love the look and feel of a deep pile carpet in our home but a deep pile is probably better for rooms such as bedrooms and lounges as it will quickly show wear from footfall and dirt. A Berber carpet has low, densely woven fibres that are known for repelling debris and dirt and having a low pile height means that you won’t notice matting in high traffic areas. *It is worth noting that Berber carpets are not the best choice for cat owners as it tends to get stuck under claws and may cause plucking.
It goes without saying that a darker coloured carpet won’t show up dirt as easily as it would in a light coloured one but if you pick a colour that is too dark it is likely to show up fluff and fibres easily too. A mid range colour such as grey is often a safe choice especially one which intertwines two different colour tones as this is less likely to show up dirt and pieces of fluff or clothing fibres.
Using door mats and runner rugs in hallways will obviously prolong the life of your carpet, as well as removing all footwear at the door.
We hope you’ve found this useful for helping you decide on your new carpet. If you need to remove any stains from your home carpet, check out our stain removal tips blog too! 🙂