Four tips for choosing the perfect carpet

Four tips for choosing the perfect carpet

While it can seem overwhelming, especially given all the different styles, constructions, and designs, selecting quality carpeting can be less complicated than you think. Stay focused on your needs, and don't be distracted by all the beauty around you. Most importantly, if you have questions or concerns, feel free always to contact us, your floor covering experts in the West Des Moines Metropolitan Area.

Focus on your lifestyle

Your needs are unique to you, so the rug that looks great at your neighbor's home may not work for you. Do you have extra stain resistance and durability needs? Keep in mind also that there are hypoallergenic, pet-friendly, and more sustainable versions.

Consider your overall decor

When you look at all the colors, patterns, and designs in the carpet store, be sure whatever you choose harmonizes with the rest of your home. Nothing needs to match exactly but be sure it coordinates, or you'll end up with a jarring and confusing design.

Set a reasonable budget

Look at the overall picture, including installation, padding, disposal, etc. Protect your investment and don't skimp on much-needed items, such as a professional installation that enhances appearance, performance, and longevity.

Keep padding in mind also; it protects the rug from the bare floor and provides noise and temperature insulation and a comfortable surface on which to walk.

Read the warranty thoroughly

This step is often skipped but shouldn't be because you may be unaware of specific guidelines that, if not followed, will void your protection. Keep in mind also that a warranty is a manufacturer's promise, of sorts, indicating confidence in a product. It will give you a lot of information.

Since 1986, Archer Home Center has been providing the area with quality floorings, such as carpet, as well as home products, such as cabinets, countertops, and more. So if you live or work in or near Waukee, Urbandale, Clive, or West Des Moines, come into our showroom in Adel, IA. You’ll be glad you came in and will even walk out with a free carpet flooring quote.