If you have ever spent time shopping for a new carpet, you will know just how bewildering the process can be; especially if you don’t know much about the various patterns, styles, and varieties available. In fact, there are so many different options to choose from that it can be difficult to know where to start.
What exactly is an ‘Axminster’ carpet? What makes tufted carpets different from woven ones? How can you tell if a carpet is high quality? These are all important questions and if you are on the hunt for great rugs in Suffolk, you will need some expert answers. Then again, what if you are not looking for carpets; are there any alternatives and what can they offer that conventional carpets cannot?
Whether you are shopping for new area rugs in Suffolk, Harts Carpets is here to help. We not only offer a wide range of high quality flooring options (from stone to wood, vinyl, and carpet), we also create premium bespoke rugs, custom made for your home. This guide to what not to do when choosing an area rug will help you to make sure that your floors look beautiful all year round.
Picking a Rug which is Too Small
The biggest advantage of investing in bespoke area rugs is the fact that you can get the size right first time. It might sound like a simple task, but you would be surprised at just how easy it is to get this wrong – buy a rug which is too small to ‘meet’ all of the furniture and you risk making the room look cramped. The trick to maximising the space is to make sure that at least the front legs of the furniture can reach the rug.
Never Putting Rugs and Carpets Together
It is a common mistake to assume that area rugs and carpets should not be placed together. Yet, interior designers use this trick all the time to add character and playfulness to a room. It also happens to be a great way for families with young children and pets to keep prized carpets stain free for longer. If you are shopping for rugs in Suffolk, but you also want to experiment with some lively touches and flourishes, think about investing in colourful area rugs too.
Forgetting the Rug Tape
If you do plan to lay a fairly large area rug in a lounge or entertaining space, it is a good idea to invest in some high quality rug tape or some non-slip rug pads. These are widely available, from all good homeware and furniture stores and they will prevent your rug from sliding about when you walk on it. If you have young children, you are strongly advised to pick up tape or pads – the more you let little feet slide around, the quicker the rug will become damaged.
Not Discussing Your Needs with Suppliers
We are all so used to shopping with the bare minimum of interaction from suppliers (unless we specifically ask for it) that it is easy to forget why stores employ so many salespeople in the first place. However, if you want to secure a great deal, do not forget that the advisors and sales representatives in store, online, and at the other end of the phone are there to help you. You only have to let them know what you are looking for, how big your budget is, and how soon you need it and the hunt for the perfect carpet or area rug is on.
For more information and advice on choosing the perfect area rug or to browse a wide selection of high quality rugs in Suffolk, why not pop in and visit Harts Carpets today.