Nothing beats the feeling of a soft, warm carpet under your feet, especially after a long day of work and running errands. Sure, carpeting requires a little more maintenance than a hardwood floor, but for most, the sound dampening, softness, and insulation offered by a carpet make the investment worthwhile.
Much like any decision you make for interior design, choosing residential or commercial carpeting for your home or business isn’t an easy one. What should you consider exactly and how can you make sure what you choose fits in well with the rest of the room?
Consider the Use Case
For each room you plan on installing carpeting for, ask yourself:
• What will the room be used for? Whether you’re dressing up a meeting room or hallway will decide the color and durability of the commercial carpeting you pick.
• How heavy is foot traffic throughout the day? The more durable the carpet is, the higher the cost. Consider the resulting cost of cleaning and maintenance.
• Who will be using it? Do you have pets or children in the house that could run and scamper around on the carpet?
Knowing the answers to these questions will determine what you expect out of your carpeting and help you gauge what style of carpet you want. For example, rooms that will see heavy use are not ideal for light-colored carpets since dirt shows more easily.
One special case is the stairs. Commercial carpeting for stairs must withstand heavy foot traffic and look nice when bent at several joints.
Keep in Mind the Cost
Luxury carpeting doesn’t need to cost a fortune. To find out the cost, calculate the surface area that needs to be covered and the layout of the rooms. Factor in the area of coverage, installation charges, and removal of the old carpeting in the calculation. In most cases, your dealer can provide an estimation for you.
Optimize the cost by varying carpet types depending on the room. Water resistance, for instance, might not be necessary for a closet that doesn’t see much foot traffic, and very expensive carpeting shouldn’t be installed in households with pets and children.
Deciding on a Color
The color of your commercial carpeting is fully up to your own taste, but in general:
• Light colors give off an energetic vibe and can make smaller rooms seem larger.
• Darker colors tend to calm your mood and are ideal for cozy atmospheres.
Ask whether you can bring home samples of carpeting. Colors can look surprisingly different in the context of your home or business’s lighting conditions and furniture compared to the store’s.
Customizing the Padding
Padding is the rubber or foam foundation on which commercial carpeting relies on for support. Don’t cheap out on this feature, as poorly implemented padding can result in faster wear and tear and higher maintenance costs.
Since it’s mostly an investment into the durability of the carpet, choose dense padding for heavily-used areas, while rarely-used areas can afford less protection.
Cadillac Carpet & Flooring – Commercial Carpeting in the Toronto and GTA
Look no further than Cadillac Carpet & Flooring. Serving homes and businesses in Toronto and the GTA for over 25 years, Cadillac can take the hassle out of installing new high-quality yet affordable carpets tuned exactly to your particular scenario and preferences.
• Residential and commercial carpeting might be worth looking into for your next interior design project. The soft texture and insulation of a carpet will help tie your rooms together well.
• Think about the amount of foot traffic the carpet must withstand, your budget, and your color preferences when deciding on the ideal set of carpeting. Don’t be afraid to vary your choices for different rooms.
• If you’re looking for an easy carpeting solution for your home or business in the Toronto area, call Cadillac Carpet & Flooring to take the hassle out of your next project.