Carpet Shopping: Planning Ahead

Before you go carpet or rug shopping, here are some key things to consider and plan for:

Space and function:

  • Measure the space: This is crucial for determining the right size and shape of the rug or carpet. Consider traffic flow and furniture placement to avoid covering up key areas or creating tripping hazards.
  • Think about function: Will the rug be in a high-traffic area like a living room or hallway? Do you need something pet-friendly or easy to clean? Consider the type of rug or carpet that will best suit your needs based on the room’s function. Wool or silk are elegant choices for a formal room. Informal rooms often look good with contemporary designs and lighter colors. Nylon and Acrylic are good choices for rooms subject to food and beverage spills.

Additional planning tips:

  • Bring along photos or swatches: Bring upholstery and drapery samples along while you shop to ensure your carpet choice achieves your desired look.
  • Ask questions: Don’t hesitate to ask the salesperson about the care and maintenance of different materials. We are here to help.
  • Take it Home:Depending on availability, Nigohsian will allow you to take samples of rugs or carpets home to see how they look before you commit to a purchase.

Budget and Material

  • Set a budget: Rug and carpet prices can vary widely depending on size, material, and quality. Determine how much you’re willing to spend before you start shopping.
  • Choose the right material: Popular options include wool, nylon, polypropylene, and polyester. Each material has its own pros and cons in terms of durability, stain resistance, and price. Consider your needs and priorities when making your choice.
  • Don’t forget about the pad: While you’re shopping, don’t overlook the value of carpet padding. A good pad will increase the lifespan of any carpet.

Style and design:

  • Consider your overall decor: Choose a rug or carpet that complements the existing style of your room. Think about colors, patterns, and textures.
  • Think about the mood you want to create: Do you want a cozy and inviting space? A bold and modern statement? Choose a rug or carpet that reflects the desired atmosphere.
  • As you choose your new carpet, you may be tempted to buy on the basis of color alone. But remember, quality determines the overall look and life of your carpet.

Additional planning tips:

  • Bring along photos or swatches: Bring upholstery and drapery samples along while you shop to ensure your carpet choice achieves your desired look.
  • Ask questions: Don’t hesitate to ask the salesperson about the care and maintenance of different materials. We are here to help.
  • Take it Home:Depending on availability, Nigohsian will allow you to take samples of rugs or carpets home to see how they look before you commit to a purchase.