Correct Flooring Selection

The correct  flooring selection is crucial to the design of any room. The type of floor that you decide upon can dramatically affect the visual statement you are looking for. This is especially true with carpets and when choosing a carpet there are many variables to consider. The most important of these factors is color. In halls, stairs and darker rooms a natural colored carpet will make the space appear light and airy. In contrast a deep red or burgundy carpet will give a classic look and is especially effective when used in dining rooms. For children's rooms carpets with bold colors are the perfect addition to make a fun environment for them to sleep and play in.

Carpet pattern also affects the look of a room. Plain carpet flooring can be easily matched to furnishings and can make a room seem larger than it is. Smaller patterned carpets can also have this effect and may disguise pile flattening and traffic patterns. A large patterned carpet gives a traditional look and can make large rooms show smaller and more inviting.

Carpet construction will play an important role in helping you decide on which carpet to purchase. The type of carpet you buy will hinge on the look you are trying to accomplish and for and the amount of use the carpet will receive. In the living room or den a good quality carpet such as a luxurious deep pile Saxony will add a warm comforting feel to the room. For stairs be sure to buy the most durable carpet you can afford as the area will receive the most wear just as a hallway would. In the bedroom thick carpets or shag piles are popular as they are perfect for cold mornings and add a touch of luxury to the room. In spare rooms a less durable carpet can be used as the flooring will receive less use. While it is not recommended to utilize carpet for a bathroom, if you must have carpet flooring there, be sure to pick one which has a rot-resistant backing.

When buying a new carpet a professional carpet installer will usually measure the job free of charge. However, measuring the floor yourself can be advantageous when pricing up new flooring ideas or if you are installing the carpet yourself. Only attempt to install a carpet if you know what you are doing. Poorly installed carpets, especially on stairs, are very dangerous and can buckle causeing undue wear.

Measuring a room yourself for carpet flooring is fairly straight forward. Start by drawing a floor plan of the room (using squared paper will help) so you can accurately portray the shape of the room. For standard square or rectangle rooms simply measure the length and width of the room making sure you measure in a straight line and taking into account any alcoves and doorway recess.

For more complex floor areas such as halls and landings measure the width and length of the room and the dimensions of any alcoves. Mark on the plan where doorwaysand stairs are present and make sure that measurements include the first stair so a join can be made if necessary. To measure stairs simply count the number of stairs there are and record the height, length and width of one stair. A reputable carpet store will be able to inform you as to how much carpet is required. To determine the exact amount of flooring that is needed in any room you must inform your carpet supplier on the type of carpet you have chosen. This is because different brands and styles of carpet are manufactured in different widths and the carpet fitter may need to pattern match the carpet.

If you feel that you need assistance from a reputable carpet and flooring store here in the Conroe -Willis - Woodlands - Montgomery area, we have a good working relationship with the following merchants and recommend them highly.

Color Interiors  936.442.2050

Flooring Warehouse 936.521.6065



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