5 Top Things to Consider When Choosing a New Carpet

September 17, 2019

Samples of color of a carpet covering

Choosing a new carpet can feel a little overwhelming at first. A high quality carpet is an investment, and you will probably be living with it for a number of years. So it’s important to know what to consider before making the big decision.

As Bournemouth’s premier flooring specialists, we have an amazing range of carpets and are sure to find the perfect option for you. To help you narrow it down, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 things you should consider before you purchase your new carpet. 


Flooring is a key element of interior design, and the colour of a carpet can make or break a room. When narrowing down which carpet colour is right for you think about the design of the room first. Do you want the carpet to make a statement – if so go for bold colour. Or do you want it to blend in seamlessly to the rest of the decor – in which case look at neutrals. You might also want to think about how you use the room itself. Does it put up with a lot of traffic? Do you have children or pets that will use the room? In these cases you’ll want to go for a colour that won’t easily show stains and dirt.


As we’ve already said, a carpet is an investment. So you want to make sure you buy one that lasts. The durability of a carpet depends on the density of it, the fiber it’s made from and the way the carpet was constructed. It’s important to buy a carpet that feels good underfoot, but make sure it will still last up to wear and tear.


Some carpets are easier to clean than others. Once again it depends on the fibres and the way it’s constructed. If you’re choosing a carpet for a high traffic area, one that joins onto an outside space, or even a playroom, you may wish to consider narrowing down your options to a carpet that can be easily cleaned.


You should already have a budget in mind before you go carpet shopping, however bare in mind that the cheapest option might not always be the most economical in the long run. You could find you need to replace it sooner that you hoped, as it may not last as long as a more expensive option. Style contributes to price too, so if you’re finding your choices are coming up too expensive try considering a more simple style.

Type of Carpet

As with anything, different carpets serve different purposes. You final choice of carpet should depend on your specific situation. All of our showroom experts will be more than happy to listen to your needs and help you choose the perfect carpet for you.

Why not visit QCF Bournemouth today, and start your journey to a high quality and stylish new carpet.


We are Quality Carpets and Flooring, who specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring. We cater for both commercial and residential floor coverings in Bournemouth and surrounding areas providing a professional and efficient service, whatever your flooring requirements.

As part of our bespoke service, we will visit your home or premises, establish your needs and advise on the most suitable floor covering for each area - providing you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

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