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Choosing Urmston Carpets Warehouse!

Carpet Selection: Things You Must Know!

Here at Urmston Carpets Warehouse we will always help you when it comes to choosing your flooring. We will ask questions to see what type of flooring is best and what might suit your home. Sometimes you might already have a good idea of what it is you are looking for but need a little more advice. We will show you our wide range variety of flooring so you can be sure you have seen them all before you make your decision! Spoilt for choice!

See here for things you should consider when looking for flooring!

Room Use

Be prepared for your dealer to ask some of the following questions:

  • How is the room going to be used?
  • Is there light or heavy room traffic in the room?
  • Is the room the centre of activity for family or entertaining?
  • Is there direct access from outside?

What You Should Know:

By asking these questions, the dealer is trying to gauge which grade and style of carpet would work best for your home. Try to give a detailed picture of your expectations for the carpet. Is it important that the carpet stand up to pets, running children and bustling activity? Or are you mainly concerned about how it will look and feel in a formal living room that doesn’t get a lot of use?

Color and Style

  • How much use will the room get? (This is a consideration because a heavily used room may not be the best place to install white or very light-coloured carpet.)
  • Are kids going to be playing down on the floor? Or is it a formal room that doesn’t get much use? (Again, lighter colours may create more maintenance but another factor the dealer is trying to consider is whether you should choose carpet made with BCF fibre so that children playing on the floor will not find themselves covered in loose fibres shed from staple products.)
  • Is it a small room or a large room? (Smaller rooms can be made to feel larger by selecting a lighter coloured carpet while larger rooms can be made to feel cosier by using a mid-to-darker coloured carpet.)
  • What are the lighting conditions in the room? (Rooms with plenty of natural light will show the true colour of the carpet while rooms on the north side of a house may need a lighter shade of carpet to keep them from feeling darker than they are.)

What You Should Know:

You should always remember to bring swatches of fabric from drapes and furniture, wallpaper samples, and paint chips with you when you are selecting carpet. That way you can consider a range of colours that will match your existing décor. Remember that colour can also affect your mood. Warmer colours often make you feel energized while cooler tones provide a sense of calm.


  • Are you installing this carpet for the purposes of selling the home or are you re-decorating it for your enjoyment?
  • What is the size of the room to be carpeted?

What You Should Know:

The dealer is trying to determine what style of carpet you might be interested in. A home seller is going to want to select a neutral toned carpet in a simple style, like a cut pile texture. But a home owner who is re-decorating will want to explore the many varieties available to them. The dealer needs to know the approximate size of the area to be carpeted in order to give an estimate on total cost.Come prepared with a rough estimate of the size of your room and the layout.

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