A carpet or rug can be a costly investment. It is usually something that is made to last ages and if maintained properly it can be used for years. However, the larger or more expensive the material of it, the more it is going to cost.
Buying a carpet should not be a last-minute decision and should ideally be given a lot of thought depending on certain factors. Factors such as price, size and need are some of the usual determinants but that is usually not all. Here are some of the other factors that you need to consider when investing in a carpet or rug for your home.
Type of carpet or rug
There are various materials and textures that carpets and rugs are made out of. Woven, wool, thread work is some of the most common types available. All of them require different maintenance methods, as they are quite different from each other.
The type of rug you choose also depends on the climate and temperature you live in. wool is ideal for colder areas, as it feels cosy, warm and traps in heat. However, it would not be ideal if you live in a dusty hot climate as wool traps dust much more easily. Therefore, be sure to consider how practical the type of carpet you choose is even if it is a rug that is usually smaller.
A lot depends on the fibre
Carpets are usually used for decorative purposes or to act as insulation in colder areas, however rugs as they are smaller are used for decorative purposes. Therefore, when choosing either it is important to consider the material you are going to get. Think about the need you have before investing in either a carpet or a rug.
How easy is maintenance, are you going to be able to vacuum it or will you require professional care? Do you have pets in which case carpets and rugs have a much higher chance of getting dirty with dust and fur? The fibre you choose will play a huge role in whether the carpet or rug you purchase are benefiting you or adding more effort to your daily lifestyle.
Colours and size are important
You don’t want to spend a fortune only to come home and realize that your newest purchase does not fit your home by colour or size. Measure the space you wish to have your rug in before you buy it and select the colours that fit the interiors of your home. If you want a sophisticated look, a black rug is ideal. However, if you like something to add some colour or spark to your surroundings you should try a bright colour.
Weight and durability
Carpets are quite heavy so that is something to think about too if you are buying one. If you live in an apartment or flat you might want to think about how you’re going to lug it up. Practicality should too be considered when investing in a carpet or rug.