Buying the right carpet for a room in your home involves more than finding a style in the color you like. You first will need to consider your lifestyle—what you typically do in that room—location, material, construction, and upkeep. Carpet manufacturers have responded to homeowners’ desire for great looks, value, and easy maintenance with many innovations and options in recent years.
When shopping, think function first. As yourself a few questions:
What is this room used for?
How much traffic does it get?
Does the room receive a lot of sunlight?
Does the light change during the day?
Is it next to indoor or outdoor spaces?
How often am I likely to vacuum it?
Answers to these questions will help you begin to determine the best fiber for your carpet as well as texture, construction, and even color.