How to Choose the Best Carpeting for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Carpeting for Your Home

With so many styles, colours, brands, and fabrics, choosing a carpet for your home can be more challenging than you think. The key to narrowing down your choices is to go with what matches your own personal style, budget, and your home’s needs. Carpets can be high maintenance, so choosing one that is convenient to maintain while being aesthetically pleasing is vital. Below are a few things to consider when choosing the best carpet for your home.


The first thing to consider is the durability of the carpet. Durability will depend on the carpet’s fibre and its fibre density. The most durable fibres are typically nylon, wool, or a nylon/wool blend. Both wool and nylon are easy to keep clean, but the nylon must be first treated with a stain protector.

Fibres like polyester and olefin are also durable, and best for playrooms or rooms where soft but high-traffic carpeting is needed. To increase durability, you can also use a carpet pad underneath the carpet. Additionally, having a Saskatoon flooring specialist install your carpeting will also increase its longevity.

Fibre Density

The fibre density of the carpet is just as important as the fibre of the carpet. The rule of thumb is that the better the density, the better the quality of the flooring. Generally, a face weight of 40 ounces of fibre per square yard is defined as a dense carpet that will last a long time. Also, you should make sure the tuft twist rating is a minimum of five twists.

What the Colour and Style Mean

The colour and style are two important factors in choosing the best carpet for your home. While most think that the colour and style you choose will depend on your own personal style and room design, there are other things to consider when making these choices. For example, what will it mean for your home upon resale? If you’re planning to sell your home at some point, you might want to stick with neutral colors and simple designs instead of choosing whimsical patterns and bold colors. Something that’s aesthetically pleasing to you may not be aesthetically pleasing to others.

If you have questions about carpeting or are ready to have quality new carpeting installed by our flooring experts, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.