• First and foremost, identify the use of the room that the carpet will be installed in. It has to be comfortable, adhere to your décor desires while still being practical and able to withstand wear in high traffic areas.
  • In terms of colour, try to lean towards darker shades of carpets in areas that will be regularly used.
  • Visit several suppliers, showrooms or exhibitions before choosing on a specific style and design. The final product that you decide on has to meet your stringent décor requirements.
  • Shop according to budget, but don’t cut corners and skimp on price. Look for a product that encompasses all your needs in terms of quality, functionality, lifespan and aesthetics, without breaking the bank. Price often reflects quality, and your goal should be to invest on a good quality carpet. Cheaper products aren’t necessarily a bad choice, but rather try and find a balance in terms of price and quality.
  • Lastly, purchase a quality underlay and ensure it is fitted correctly.  It is crucial to the wear and stability of the carpet, but the use of modern materials makes the underlay an even more important addition to an installed carpet.