5 Questions You Should Answer Before Buying Carpet


Selecting the right carpet for your rooms can be a difficult task. Majic Window knows that and we’d like to help. When you visit the store looking for carpet there are a series of questions a carpet dealer asks in order to match your needs with the right kind of carpet. We’ve highlighted a majority of those questions below so that you can assess your needs and figure out what qualities you’re looking for before even beginning your carpet search.

1) How is the room going to be used?

This question is one of the biggest factors in deciding what color and style of carpet to go with. A room with heavy use probably shouldn’t have white or light colored carpet seeing as dirt and stains will show very easily. How you use the room also determines how you want the carpet to feel. Moreover, if the room is a hub for activity it’s important that it’s strong enough to withstand any pets, or children you may have in the house.

2) Is there direct access from outside?

This question plays into the quality and color of the carpet. A carpet that is going to be in contact with the outdoors will need to be durable. If carpet comes in direct contact with an entry point from the outside, then there’s a potential for dirt to be tracked in which means that a darker color is preferable.

3) Is the room small or large?

Room size makes a difference when deciding upon carpet color. A smaller room can be made to feel larger by selecting a lighter colored carpet and a larger room can be made cozier with a mid-to-darker colored carpet. Additionally, the size of the room also plays into calculating the total cost. Before you do any kind of carpet shopping be sure to have a rough estimate of the size and layout of your room.

4) What are the lighting conditions in the room?

The answer to this question is yet another factor that plays into the color decision. Rooms that receive less natural light should have lighter colored carpet to lighten up the room. In rooms with an abundance of sunlight, any color will work nicely as natural light will show the true color of the carpet.

5) Are you installing this carpet for resale or re-decorating it for yourself?

This question plays into both the color and the style of the carpet. If you’re installing carpet with re-sale in mind, then it’s best to go with a neutral toned carpet with a simple style. If you’re installing new carpet for yourself then you are free to explore all of the different varieties and colors available to you in order to find the carpet that best suites your tastes.

Additional Considerations

Aside from answering these questions you may also want to have swatches of fabric from drapes and furniture, as well as, wallpaper samples, or paint chips on hand. This way you can better match the color of the carpet to the existing items in your room. When considering color, also take into account that color can affect your mood. Warmer colors often make you feel energized while cooler tones provide a sense of calm. For a more detailed explanation on the effects of color and emotion take a look at our post on the psychology of color. Additionally, remember to keep in mind that the lighting in the store will not be the same as the lighting conditions in your home.

Hopefully you will find this information helpful as you begin your carpet search. If you’re in the market for carpet you’re in luck because you’re already on the website of one of the best carpet installation companies in the country. No matter what your needs may be, you do not have to worry about the quality of Majic carpet.

Our carpet is the most durable and crush resistant carpet on the market, because it’s produced with SmartStrand™ from DuPont™. Majic carpet also won’t fuzz or shed like other carpets, because it’s manufactured as one continuous strand. For more information on Majic carpet visit our carpet page.