Choose the Right Carpet

Make sure you do your research to choose the most suitable carpet for the space. This will not only ensure you're happy with the way it looks once fitted, but will save you money in the long term as you won't need to replace it for many years. All reputable retailers will provide information regarding which parts of the home a carpet is suitable for - high-traffic areas like stairs and hallways will need something more hard-wearing than a bedroom, so don't be tempted by discount deals if the carpet offered isn't the best for your needs. 

Factor in All the Costs

As well as carpet, you will also need underlay and gripper rods, but before committing to buy these, check whether your existing underlay and rods are suitable. These might not need replacing just because you're getting a new carpet, so you can make big savings here if you keep existing items. You'll also need to factor in fitting. Unless you're experienced, don't try to fit a carpet yourself, especially in tricky areas such as staircases. You might think you're saving money, but the finish will not be as good.

Consider Different Materials

You may have your heart set on wool, but if you're on a tight budget, you might be better off looking at synthetic carpets. There are a lot of very convincing alternatives on the market these days. As well as looking as good as the real thing, a lot of synthetic carpets are extremely hard-wearing and can withstand heavy use very well.

You may also find that a synthetic carpet is much more forgiving, especially in a busy family home. Spills and stains can be more difficult to remove from wool carpet, so an alternative might be the most practical choice in homes with children or pets.

You might also save money over time on cleaning, maintenance and replacement costs. If you would like any advice on buying a carpet online for your home, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any queries you have.