carpet in calgaryMost homeowners in Calgary shop for carpets once every decade. So it’s no surprise, that the process can be confusing. Thanks to readily available misinformation, carpet buyers end up making the same blunders. At Floor Coverings International Calgary, we believe in doing things the right way and helping homeowners find the best flooring for them. Now, here are the five most common mistakes to avoid when shopping for carpets:

1. Forgetting Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle will have a significant influence on your carpet flooring decisions. If you have small kids and pets, consider hard wearing carpets that are easy to clean. Otherwise, you have even more carpeting options!

2. Buying Cheap Carpet Underpad

Most homeowners in Calgary tend to overestimate the face weight but underestimate the value of a high-quality underpad. The underpad’s primary function is to reduce the damage to the carpet by absorbing the pressure from traffic. A top quality underpad will not only make your carpet feel comfortable but also preserve its look. Cutting corners when installing carpet will only cost you more money and time in the future.

3. DIY Carpet Installation

Sure, it may seem cost effective to install carpet on your own, but you’d be surprised how easy it is for things to go wrong. If it’s your first time, factor in the tools you’ll need, as well as your time and effort. Without the required skills in carpeting, the chances are you’ll lay or fit them inappropriately and wind up with lumps and exposed flooring. Call the experts to make sure things go right the first time.

4. Choosing a Carpet Based on Appearance Only

It’s a grave mistake to select your carpet based solely on the looks. For example, a young family with small kids and pets should steer away from purchasing a light colored luxurious carpet. Your flooring is an investment, so you want to make sure it’s a smart one.

5. Wrong Calculations

Before you can begin shopping for carpet, you have to measure the space to know what works for your budget. Most people tend to make mistakes when calculating the square footage on their own. That’s why Floor Coverings International Calgary offers free, in-home estimates– so you can sit back and relax while we do the work for you!

The Flooring Store at Your Door!

Shopping for carpet isn’t something people do every day. To get the most out of your new carpet, consider your lifestyle, avoid cutting corners, get an expert to install, and look for more than just the appearance. At Floor Coverings International Calgary, we’ve installed carpet flooring for homeowners all over Calgary. Schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our professional design associates to find your perfect fit today.

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