Choosing Carpeting for High-Traffic Areas

You might think that choosing new carpeting your home is as simple as picking out a texture and a color that you like, and then ordering as much as you need. But if you keep it that simple, you could end up with over-worked carpet after a few short years that shows the wear and tear of heavy traffic.

Not all carpet is made for high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms. That’s why we’re here to help you choose carpet that will work in high-traffic areas, as well as throughout your home, so that you can maximize your carpet’s value and lifespan.

To start, figure out what kind of traffic your new carpet is going to face on a day-to-day basis. If you have pets that like to run around in the living room and make the occasional mess, you will not only need durable, sturdy carpet, but you’ll need something easy to clean. Most 100% nylon carpets are relatively stain-proof, and if you choose a thicker carpet for a high-traffic area, it should easily last for ten years or more.

If you’re not willing to compromise when it comes to the plushness of your carpet, there are some other options as well. If you choose the same soft, plush carpet that you put down in the bedrooms, you can still take steps to protect high-traffic areas. For example, choose a darker color that can conceal dirt and stains. In areas like hallways and stairs, putting down runners can protect your carpet and make it last much longer as well.

If you’re still not sure what carpet is best-suited to your needs, or have some questions only an expert can answer, check out the different types of carpet we offer and contact us at Carpet Closeouts today at (602) 493-7700.