Is it time for new carpet? With spring just around the corner, it’s going to be time for that floor to ceiling cleaning project. If you have carpeting that is several years old no amount of steam cleaning might be able to get at those deep stains. Perhaps you’re just tired of looking at the same floor for all these years. There has never been a better time to buy carpet because many dealers are slashing prices to move inventory.
As you get ready to head out to the carpet store the first thing you’ll want to do is take some measurements. Don’t rely on walking across the floor and guessing at the square feet; bust out the tape measure. What you want to be on the lookout for is the potential for seams. The widths of the average carpet roll are either 12 feet or 15 feet. If you’re room doesn’t fit in that measurement you’re going to find yourself with seams. That might not be a big deal depending on where you’re going to place furniture.
Knowing how long you’ve had your carpet will give you a good indication as to how long you’ll be walking on the new carpet. Bottom line: this is no time to cut costs by getting a “cheaply” constructed blend. You’re going to be looking for a great pile density and tighter twist construction. Those are the words your carpet salesman will be using! The higher the quality the more the cost but it’s an investment that will pay off over time.
Then there is the issue of color and stains. Keep in mind that the carpet which will be installed in your home will actually look a bit lighter than the sample you were viewing at the store. It’s just one of those quirks of the business. Two good rules of thumb to follow: a lighter carpet makes a room look bigger and a darker colors makes it look more intimate. As for stains, the only way to truly avoid them is to never walk on the carpet. That’s impractical. Fortunately, modern technology has improved the design of carpet over the years allowing for many durable stain resistant blends.
All of those tips will help you make the best choice for picking a new carpet. As for the old carpet, the only choice you need to make is when to call Junk King Houston. They are the junk removal specialists based here in Houston who will have no problem getting rid of your old carpet. Once it is removed, the Junk King crew will swoop in and toss it onto the back of their truck along with any other bulk items you want to get rid of. Get started with you carpeting makeover with a call to Junk King.