If you consider that carpeting is a big investment, it is unfortunate that many homeowners do not put the same amount of consideration into the purchase as they would, for example, when buying a new car.
FloorTrader, a division of Top Carpets & Floors, would like to steer you in the right direction when it comes to choosing carpeting or a carpet store in Gauteng. If you are in the market for carpets, it is exciting to spend time browsing one carpet store after the other, but many people still return home empty handed, and more than a little confused.
A reputable carpet store, in Gauteng or anywhere else, should be able to show you an extensive variety of styles and patterns from well-known manufacturers. It is wise to brush up on your knowledge of local carpet manufacturers before you visit a carpet store because, in this way, you can ask for specific brands that you feel confident in.
We understand that Gauteng homeowners take pride in their homes and if they decide to invest in carpeting, they expect quality, service and warranty cover that will support their decision. So, before you are taken on a magic carpet ride by carpet store owners of ill repute, keep the following in mind to ensure you get the best deal from the start:
- Buying a carpet is about far more than colour, so decide from the outset what you want the carpet to bring to each room in your home. Think about ambience, foot traffic and the functionality of each room. While a pure wool carpet will be an absolute pleasure for many years, would it really be practical in a busy family room? Perhaps a main bedroom is a better place for this type of luxury carpet.
- Are you installing carpeting to boost the value of your home? If you have decided to put your home on the market to leave, for instance, the Gauteng rat race for the scenic Cape, it is very important that you make the right choice. Flooring is one of the first things a potential buyer will look at. The wrong type of carpeting, or poor-quality carpeting, could be a deal-breaker.
- Gauteng homeowners want to enjoy their living spaces, not spend hours vacuuming or trying to remove stains from their carpeting. Ask the carpet store owner about stain protection and how the weave and pile will contribute to low maintenance. Colour and pattern are also important in choosing a carpet that is low in maintenance.
- Carpets are made in either cut pile, loop pile, or a combination of the two. Cut pile can show tracks from footprints or vacuuming, while loop pile is suited to heavy-traffic areas and does not show footprints. What is interesting about a carpet that is a combination of loop pile and cut pile is that some of the pile patterns can actually create the illusion of space in a room.
There is more to carpet buying than meets the eye. Let an expert eye at FloorTrader help you make the wise choice. Talk to us today.