Carpet buying isn’t something you’ll do very often, so you won’t get many chances to correct mistakes. It’s not like buying groceries or a blouse, where you can shrug and say “oh, well, I’ll know better next time.”
1. Underpad. Okay, we know, it’s hard to justify spending money on something you can’t see, but think of things like tires. You can’t see them, but they’re important, right? An underpad absorbs foot traffic impact so the carpet won’t. Fontana, CA, it will also make your carpet installation look and perform better, and a better quality underpad will be a lot more comfortable to walk on than a cheaper one would!
2. How to measure a room for carpet. Even though this is something probably best left to the professionals, it’s always a good idea to take some measurements yourself before you shop, as it will give you an approximate cost of the installation. Once you choose, however, let the professionals handle the measuring. It’s a lot more complicated than just multiplying numbers. There’s the width of the carpet roll, direction of the pile, adjusting for baseboards and closets, etc.
3. Lifestyle. One of the worst mistakes is to select a carpet without considering your lifestyle. Do you have a large family, or is it a home with frequent guests? That determines your amount of foot traffic and required stain-resistance. There’s a funny Halloween cartoon showing a witch’s hat covered with white hair. The caption reads: “There’s a reason why witches have black cats.” If you have a pet, you may want to select a color that minimizes the appearance of shedding fur. Will it be in a sunny room? That will determine your level of concern over fade resistance.
4. Ask questions! If you don’t see something, don’t assume it doesn’t exist. It can always be in the carpet warehouse. Repeat after us: “Carpet warehouse near me!”
The Denrich Flooring showroom is in Upland, CA, and services all surrounding areas including Fontana, CA.