The perfect carpet choice for this Central Falls, RI home

Carpet 101: Picking and choosing carpet

So, let’s say that you are looking for new carpeting for your Central Falls home. How do you go about choosing a good one?

While there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle when answering a question like that, let’s begin with the simplest and most straightforward answer: it’s going to be the one you like. Let’s cut to the chase; a particular style of carpet may have all of the best ratings and the best attributes, but if you don’t like it, well, you just don’t like it. It is as simple as that. Our goal at Massud & Sons is that you are pleased with your purchase, so it doesn’t matter what we like; what matters is you.

With that out of the way, though, here are some things you might want to consider.

The perks of padding…the right padding, that is

Wall-to-wall carpet is installed over padding. That’s just the way carpet installation is done. Also, the right padding needs to be paired with the proper rug; this is important because a good quality pad can make a modest carpet feel like a million dollars. So, if your budget is being stretched a bit, you can always consider a step down in the grade of carpet and a step up in the grade of padding that you use. You will be impressed with the results.

Wondering about wear

All carpet is designed to be lived on, but some will give you more durability than others. So, if you are looking for a carpet for a recreation room or another high-traffic area, you might want to consider a Berber or a frieze. If you are looking for one for a bedroom, perhaps a softer carpet like a twist is perfectly fine. That does not mean that you cannot put a Berber in a bedroom or a twist in the living room, but if wear and tear is your concern, these are things you might want to consider.

Depth and density

Two things you might want to look at when it comes to carpets are the depth and density of the pile. The rule of thumb is that the deeper the pile, the softer the carpet, and the denser the pile, the more resilient it will be to the wear and tear of regular use. If you combine a deep carpet with densely woven tufts with thick, sturdy padding, you will feel like you are walking on the beach, or perhaps in a soft glade somewhere. Yet, once again, preference needs to weigh in heavily into any decision you make.

At Massud & Sons, we are not just your carpet store in Central Falls, RI, we are more than that. We are a family that wants your family to enjoy the rug that they buy…whether you are our neighbor or if you live in one of the surrounding areas like Smithfield, Seekonk, and Pawtucket. If you choose to stop by, we would be happy to show you the kinds of options that are available in the carpet world. We offer some of the best service and value in New England; come check us out.