Carpet has become one of the nation's most popular floor coverings because it provides additional insulation, reduces sound and gives off an appearance of comfort and warmth. Today, carpet is made from a variety of products and is easier to care for with most lines offering soil, stain, odor and static resistant options.
Carpet is a big decision for most homeowners, especially given the fact that it will likely remain in the home for a decade or more. Home improvement pro Bob Vila [www.bobvila.com] suggests homeowners spend a little time planning before venturing out to purchase any carpet.
"Once you decide to purchase carpeting for your home, let common sense be your guide," says Vila. "Select a carpet that is made for the traffic and activity level of your home, set it on padding that works, keep it clean and soil-free, and you will have a product that will enhance your home for years to come."
Homeowners can narrow down the decision making by taking into account the different types of carpet available. In an industry that once offered only a limited number of colors and quality grades, carpet manufacturers now provide a vast array of patterns, designs, weights, colors and textures to suit any homeowner's preference. Prices can vary from $5 to $50 per square yard.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.