When it comes to buying new flooring for your home or business, it’s important to remember you’ll be purchasing the product by the square foot. So, if you’re updating the floors in a large room, you can expect the project to cost a bit more right off the bat. However, finding flooring that meets your needs doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Surveys show that when it comes to flooring prices, carpet costs significantly less than other options, like hardwood, tile, or laminate. If you want to learn more about what flooring options work well for your space or want to get the best deal on updated flooring, come into your local McSwain Carpets & Floors today.

A Higher Weight Doesn’t Always Mean Higher Quality

Bigger or in this case heavier, is always better, right? Well not necessarily, when it comes to choosing a high-quality carpet there are a number of factors to consider, such as fiber twist, density, type of fiber, style of carpet, and more. If this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry, our team is readily available to help you make an informed decision based on your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Skimping on the Padding

When it comes to purchasing carpet padding, it’s easy to say out of sight, out of mind to validate buying inexpensive padding. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when installing carpeting. Carpet padding is critical, as it’s designed to absorb the impact of the constant pressure of foot traffic, which will help keep your carpet looking good for years to come. Additionally, carpet padding adds insulation, helps to reduce noise, and, most importantly, protects your investment.

Not Comparing Apples to Apples

Just because two carpets look the same and feel the same doesn’t mean they are equal. When comparing different carpet options make sure that you take into account the material, style, quality, and manufacturer warranty. If the mentioned factors aren’t identical, you aren’t comparing carpets of equal quality.

Miscalculating the Square Footage

We highly recommend you measure the room you are buying carpet for before coming to one of our Cincinnati, Dayton, or Northern Kentucky locations. Taking the measurements before coming in will help give you an idea of what the overall cost will be. Having this information can help ensure you’re making the best of your time by looking at products within your budget. However, buying carpet isn’t as easy as simply adding up the square footage. For this reason, we suggest giving the measurements to a member of our team who will help you find carpeting that will easily fit your space.

The Risks Of DIY Carpet Installation

While you might be tempted to try to install your own carpet, you may end up doing more harm than good. Not only do most manufacture warranties require that the carpet be installed by professionals in order to be valid, but an incorrectly installed carpet just won’t hold up the way it should. The most common issues with DIY carpet installations are under stretched carpets and poorly cut materials. Either of these issues will force you to call in the professionals, so do it right the first time with one of our elite installation teams.

 

It’s not every day you buy a new carpet, so we understand it can be a daunting process. However, at McSwain Carpets & Floors, our team of trained professionals are here to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible. To get started, visit our website or visit one of our Cincinnati, Dayton, or Northern Kentucky showrooms. With more than 30 styles and 120 colors in stock, we’re sure to have the perfect carpet for your space!