Choosing a Carpet for the First Time: Read Our Tips for Beginners

Modern homes have moved toward a colder more chic look in the last couple of years with more tiling than carpeting.

However, carpets remain incredibly popular with designers and homeowners. Which doesn’t come as a huge surprise given that they add and warmth and homeliness to a house in a way that modern features seem to simply lack.

So if you are looking for a carpet North Shore, and it’s your first time buying, then we have a few tips for you. If you are ready to buy a carpet Sydney has a huge plethora of them to choose from.

That’s one of the biggest problems that beginner buyers encounter; the sheer volume of choice.

Read through our beginner’s tips and your first time buying a carpet should be an instant success:

Consider the room

First things first, you need to decide where your carpet is going to go. The room that your carpet is going to cover is going to impact the size, colour, shape and texture of your carpet.

If you are looking for a carpet for your bedroom, then a more neutral, soft carpet is perfect or a more brightly coloured one for the children’s rooms.

However, other rooms in the house are bound to get more foot traffic and as such, they will need to be made of a material that is hardier and more difficult to wear down.

Colours

One of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to carpets is the colour. You need to ensure the carpet either blends in with the room that is placed in, or becomes the statement piece of that room.

You shouldn’t install white or light carpets in areas that have high traffic, high chances of getting food or drink on, or in a place where your children love to hang out.

If you aren’t sure how to envision your carpet in the room, and become hesitant about whether the colour will suit it – then an easy and effective solution is bring parts of that room with you.

Curtain drape colours, wall colours and other furniture should be considered and some small samples bought in for comparisons.

Consider the kind of carpet

You also need to consider the specific kind of carpet that is going to go well in the room that you choose. Here are some of the most popular kinds that you can choose from:

  • Loop Pile: Loop pile carpets come in two sizes, level loop and multi-loop pile heights. Loop pile carpets provide comfort underfoot and are more suited to living rooms and bedrooms. Due to their textured design, they give the look of sophistication and luxury.
  • Twist Pile: Although twist carpets are visually soft by design, they also provide a lot of practicality through design. These carpets are perfect for the busy family home.
  • Plush Pile: As its name describes, it is a plush cut pile carpet which is soft in texture and is usually placed in the bedroom. It is soft underfoot and often displays shading through footprint and vacuuming tracking.
  • Frieze Pile: This style has a more shaggy appearance. It is more durable and often has a longer pile height.

These are just some of the tips to consider for buying a carpet North Shore and a great way to choose between all the carpet Sydney options that are out there.

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Easy Cleaning Tips To Keep Your Timber Flooring Looking Great

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Good quality flooring can give a drab looking room a whole new lease of life. If you’ve just installed timber flooring in your Chatswood home, you’ll understand just how big of a difference a new timber floor can make.

But to maintain that gleaming new look that’s currently brightening up your space, there are some steps that you should take. Continue reading

Homeowners In Northern Beaches Are Loving Vinyl Flooring

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If you’re lucky enough to live in Northern Beaches area, you’ll probably spend much of your time at one of the beautiful beaches that stretch along the coastline here.

But as any Northern Beach homeowner knows: it’s virtually impossible to come home from the beach without bringing some of that sand with you. And sand and carpets don’t go together very well.

One way to make cleaning up easy after a day at the beach is to lay vinyl flooring in your kitchen, hall and other walkways.

If you haven’t yet considered laying vinyl floorings, the following are some of the reasons why homeowners are choosing vinyl flooring for their Northern Beaches homes.

Vinyl flooring is not just for kitchens

When it comes to vinyl flooring, Sydney homeowners often consider it to be fine for kitchens and bathrooms, but that’s about it.

However, vinyl floors have moved on somewhat in recent years.

With new techniques enabling manufacturers to make vinyl flooring in all kinds of colours, textures and patterns, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish vinyl floors from natural flooring materials.

A synthetic version of old-fashioned linoleum, vinyl flooring is resistant to water and stains, plus it’s versatile, durable and cost-effective too.

A natural looking floor covering at a fraction of the cost

If you’ve always wanted a stone floor in your kitchen or wood in your hallway but can’t afford to pay for it, vinyl flooring could prove to be a very affordable option.

There’s vinyl flooring that looks just like planks of wood, ceramic tiles, concrete and natural stone, which offer all the good looks without the effort involved in keeping it looking good.

This makes it a perfect solution for any room in a house, from kitchens and bathrooms to hallways, bedrooms and living areas.

The easy-clean option that will help with allergies too

By laying vinyl flooring, Northern Beaches residents will not only find that it’s easy to clean up sand in summer time, but they’ll quickly realise that it’s also easy to maintain all year round.

All it needs is sweeping or vacuuming followed by a quick run over with a mop. If you prefer to know that your floor is squeaky clean, it’s safe to use steam cleaners on vinyl on a regular basis.

And, as vinyl flooring is so easy to maintain, you can quickly get rid of anything that may cause allergies, such as dust mites and pet hair.

Isn’t it time you considered vinyl flooring?

When all of these benefits are taken into account, it’s easy to see why vinyl flooring is Sydney’s most popular type of flooring.

After all, wouldn’t you rather be having fun at the beach than at home cleaning floors? We thought so!

Top Reasons Why You’ll (Almost) Always See Wool Carpet in Show Homes

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Choosing flooring for your home is no easy task. Whether you’re kitting out a new build or you’re updating your current floors, it’s vital that you get your choice of flooring right as you’ll want them to last you for a few years and not have the need to do more renovating. Continue reading

Things to Consider when Installing Hardwood Flooring over Existing Vinyl Flooring

Carpet Right SeoWhile vinyl flooring may be a great choice in terms of affordability, there’s something about the appeal of hardwood flooring that has prompted many Sydney homeowners to upgrade their floors. Continue reading

5 Smart Ways to Choosing the Right Flooring for your Beachside Property

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While beachside properties are much sought after, owners of these homes will know how sand manages to get everywhere, and under carpets is no exception.

If you have a seaside home and you’re thinking of changing your carpets, you may want to try an alternative type of flooring, rather than choosing carpeting again. Continue reading

3 Simple Ways to Give your Living Room a Lift for the new Season

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If you’re finding it hard to say goodbye to summer and outdoor living, one way to lift your spirits is to give your home a mini makeover before the autumn and winter takes hold.

Here are 3 simple ways to give your living room a lift for the new season without damaging your bank balance:

  1. Add an inviting glow with a pair of pink lamps

While you don’t want to go full out just yet with cosy cushions and throws, buying a couple of new lamps is an easy way to inject a cosy glow and add a little colour.

Pink is very much in vogue right now, so why not look for a pair of pink lamps to cast a rosy hue over your living space?

Exchange your old carpet for a laminate floor

Although carpet can provide a cosy feeling throughout the autumn and winter months, an old and tired carpet can really detract from a feeling of homeliness. So why not rip it up and replace it with laminate flooring?

If you’re looking to buy laminate flooring on a budget, many DIY stores have a great selection or check out your local flooring showroom for a wider choice.

Shop your own home

If you don’t have a lot of money to spare, have a look around your home and see what could be repurposed.

Perhaps you’ve got a rug in your bedroom that would look fantastic on your new laminate floor?

Maybe you could move a piece of art from your hallway into your living room, or maybe even pot up some plants from your garden to keep summer going a little longer in your home?

With a little thought and creativity, you can add subtly change the look of your living room, without spending a fortune.