When in the market to purchase new carpeting, many property owners make the mistake of basing their choices on color and price alone. However, it is also important to take practicality into consideration – where will the carpeting be installed in the home or office, for instance? Below is basic information regarding which types of carpeting will be best for different parts of your home.
High Traffic Areas
If you intend installing new carpeting in high traffic areas, you will want to avoid plain, lighter colors and the more plush and softer options. Not only will these show dirt a lot easier; plush carpeting will unfortunately also show foot marks a lot quicker than carpeting that has a denser pile. A great carpeting option for high traffic areas is that which is patterned or dark in color.
Lower Traffic Areas
Rooms in your home that are not used as often as others could benefit from carpeting that is lighter in color and also plusher in composition – especially if you prefer to have something a little softer than normal underfoot. Examples of rooms that experience lower levels of foot traffic can include guest bedrooms, additional lounge areas or study rooms.
Having your New Carpets Installed
When having new Milliken carpets installed, it is important that you be willing to spend as much as you can comfortably afford. This will enable you to obtain a good quality carpet product that will last for many years – provided that it is well cared for.
If you are unsure of the type, style or color of carpeting that will work best in your home, it is recommended that you speak with the installers beforehand. They will be able to provide you with valuable information regarding these aspects.
Caring for your new Milliken carpets is essential and it is recommended that they be vacuumed at least once to twice a week. They should also be professionally cleaned between once every 12 and 18 months, as this will help keep the pile looking good and prevent permanent staining or soiling from occurring.
If you aren’t too particular about the color or style of carpeting you need, it may sometimes be possible to purchase end of range or previous seasons’ options at steeply discounted prices. Always inquire about this beforehand, as not everyone is willing to purchase ‘last year’s carpet color.’