When it comes to replacing carpeting, it is essential to take your time and find the right flooring choice for you. Your carpeting will be in your house for years to come, so let the experts at PT Flooring assist you with your options.

There are many things to consider when preparing to buy carpet. Make sure and do appropriate research before heading out to the store. This guide will help you know all the background information you need to make the best carpeting decision.

Padding Matters

One aspect that many do not consider is the padding that goes under the carpet. Padding comes in differing sizes, and it is important to get the right padding for the amount of wear your carpet will endure. Once the padding wears out, your feet will feel it!

Find Out Maintenance Requirements

Different types of carpet require differing amounts of maintenance. Make sure that the carpeting you choose to install does not require maintenance that is beyond your ability to commit to. At PT Flooring, we can recommend the best carpeting for your lifestyle.

Use Recycled Options

“Going green” is more than just a trend, it is a great way to use recycled materials and have less of an impact on the environment. Ask if there are recycled options in your area!

Check the Sample for Quality

You can examine carpet samples to determine the quality of the flooring. Here are some items to look for:

  • A weight of at least 34-40 ounces, although it may go up to 80
  • A density of 2,000 (this makes your carpet less likely to be crushed)
  • A “tuft twist” of 5 (this is the number of times the tufts are twisted together)
  • The appearance of backing when you bend the sample; this reflects poor quality

You can also check to see if the carpet comes with a 10-year texture warranty.

Consider Your Lifestyle

There are many factors to consider when buying carpeting. Keep the following in mind:

  • Do you have any kids or pets?
  • Are the rooms large or small?
  • How is the lighting?
  • How much traffic goes through your house?

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