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11/23/2014
Now that you’re sure of how to know when it’s time to replace your carpet, what do you do when it is time to select a new one? As we’re sure you realize, there are several aspects which should be taken into consideration. For this reason, we at Colonial Cleanpro, would like to share a few tips to help you find the new carpet that works for you and your family. 

Considering Carpet Types

Low Traffic Areas-you could consider a plush carpet in rooms where there is not going to be much foot traffic. Keep in mind that it will be difficult to keep footprints from the carpet unless it is just vacuumed. 

For more heavily used rooms, you have a few great options: 
- Berber carpet is great for those of you with families, particularly young children and pets. It is easy to clean, less likely to absorb stains quickly, durable, and not likely to wear out quickly. It’s functional, it’s stylish. It’s an excellent choice. 
- There are also Textured carpets, which are made using different heights of fiber. This helps the carpet to look, yes that’s right, textured. This allows the carpet to reflect light, making the dirt seem less visible. 
- A really excellent option for families is a textured berber carpet. 

What about Patterns and/or Colors

When deciding on colors or patterns of carpet it is important to first decide what you want the carpet to do. Are you considering the carpet as a focal point or do you have a room full of great art, painted walls, and/or focal furniture? Are you interested in making a large room look more cozy? Try a darker, deeper color carpet. If you’ve got a small room that you want to make appear larger, go for a light carpet, such as tan.

Have a Budget-Stick to It

Just a quick reminder, have in mind how much you’d like to spend, and stick with it. Yes, you’ll want to enjoy the carpet choice you make, so be realistic, but know that if you can’t find it-you might want to keep looking!

Understand the Maintenance

Be sure to really know the maintenance requirements of a carpet before committing to purchasing it. Ask the salesperson to tell you what the standard cleaning options are, determine whether these work for you and your home, and even do some online investigating. 

Environmentally Friendly Options 

Don’t rule out the environmentally conscientious options that are available to you. Of course you can consider organic carpet or those which are made of recycled materials, such as carpet made from plastic bottles.  Remember that a common ingredient in some non-natural carpets is actually formaldehyde. This can be damaging and dangerous to your family. Understand what you are buying, and make the right decisions based on that. 

When it’s time to buy a new carpet, be sure to have a carpet cleaning expert lined up for when you’ll need that first professional cleaning. For carpet cleaning in Petersburg, be sure to contact Colonial Cleanpro at (804) 898-3363. Remember, Don’t Just Steam Your Carpets, Clean Your Carpets!

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(804) 324-6471