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6 Things to Consider When Shopping for Carpet

2 kids with their Mom dancing on carpet


What is more important, durability or comfort and style? High traffic areas like the entry way and stairs are better served by a durable low-profile carpet. The living room and bedrooms often get a softer plush carpet. If you know you will be staying in the house short term. For instance, if you plan on moving in 5 years, a plush carpet will probably not wear out before you move. On the other hand, if you plan on staying in the home long term, nylon is a good choice because it is proven to be the most durable carpet fiber, but it does come at a higher cost than polyester fiber.


A typical carpet has an 8 pound, ½ inch padding installed underneath. Do you want to match the firmness of your existing carpet or go softer? As part of Saddleback Carpet & Flooring’s free measure and consultation we can help you determine what your existing carpet has and make recommendations to help you decide. There are many options in padding, they include weight, thickness, moisture barrier, and pet protection.


Today you don’t have to worry about pets ruining your carpet because manufacturers offer many options that can hold up under accidents, and playful pets. Many carpets are warrantied specifically to protect the homeowner from pet damage to their carpet.


Some people say carpet is better for allergy sufferers because it attracts the allergens and holds them in the fibers where they can be kept from being sent airborne by activity in the room. Unlike hard surface flooring where there is nothing to keep the allergens from floating about the room every time someone passes by.


The premier carpet manufacturers are confident that your carpet will last a long time and be free of defects. Lifetime warranties are not unusual. Since carpet represents a significant investment in your home it is worth picking out a product that is backed by a long-term warranty. This leads to the next and final thing to consider, the installer.


The manufacturers who offer warranties have stipulations about care and maintenance, as well as installation guidelines. An important way to protect your investment in carpet is by having a reputable installer make sure the installation is done to the factory’s specifications. If a warranty claim needs to be made an installer who has a reputation for looking out for their customer’s interests is very valuable. How do you find this kind of installer? Look at their reviews. Saddleback Carpet & Flooring has many 5-star reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook. Our reviews are a testament to our commitment to our customers. Saddleback Carpet & Flooring offers a free measure and consultation. We bring samples to you, measure your floor and give you a price quote as well as an estimate of completion time. Please schedule an appointment with us by clicking on the button below.

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Cypress Solitude carpet sample
Tarkett Home's Cypress carpet in the color solitude is featured in the cover image of this post.
Cypress’s subtle geometric design and sophisticated hint of diamonds brings dimension and attention to your room. This attractive pattern is available in 9 stunning colors and constructed of 100% Solution Dyed Primus® PET Fiber. Limited Lifetime Stain, Pet Urine & Soil, 20 Years Abrasive Wear, Texture Retention and Manufacturing Defects.
Tarkett Home carpet installation in living room
Quiet earth tone colorations make the pebble mosaic pathways etched into Del Rio stand out beautifully. Constructed of 100% solution dyed Primus PET Fiber, Del Rio is available in nine (9) soft shades for an instantly warm traditional feel. Limited Lifetime Stain & Pet Urine, 7 Years Soil, 10 Years Abrasive Wear, 5 Years Texture Retention and 10 Years Manufacturing Defects.

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