Sure, your carpet’s look and feel is a big part of your decision. But there are a few other things to consider as well. STAINMASTER® is here to help break it all down for you. Curious about cost? Take a look at our Carpet Prices page and find out more about the factors that go into pricing. Every home has unique needs, so learn more about our carpet styles and find the right option for you. If you encounter new terminology as you research, refer to our Carpet Glossary. And some questions crop up more frequently than others, so our popular Carpet FAQ page is sure to help you every step of the way. And always remember we’re available to help, so if you can’t find an answer here, please contact us.
Depending on your home many challenges come into play. Are you the neighborhood gathering spot? Do you have a family with school aged children or a fun group of friends you consider family? Let’s not forget about our four-legged family members too. Carpet can have different overall performance, such as resistance to high traffic (think stairs and family rooms vs. guest rooms and home offices). How does it need to resist stains and soil (think play date snacks and fruit punch or friends and family wine and appetizers)? Do you have southern exposure and need resistance to fading? Better performing carpets are made with more expensive materials, and carpets with better overall performance are typically made with Nylon fiber. You get what you pay for!
The way your carpet feels when you kick off your shoes can say welcome home. Carpets that feel luxurious are typically thicker and softer because they contain more fiber. Thicker carpet can be more expensive to make but feels so good. Carpet padding also can make your carpet feel comfy. Do you like the feeling of sinking into your carpet (think that instant ah factor)? Did you know that carpet cushion can help with stains and odors (no one likes visual or smelly homes)? Carpet cushion with a moisture barrier or antimicrobial treatments can add help with that but may add to the overall cost of the project.
Stairs and other features of your home could affect the amount of carpet and padding needed and can increase installation and labor costs. Labor costs may also increase if you have furniture to be moved. If you are replacing existing carpet, there is sometimes a cost to recycle or dispose of your old carpet.