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How Do I Shop For Carpet?

Let's talk carpet. Whether you are remodeling or building your mountain home adding carpet can add a premium luxury and unique elegance to your home.

At Mountain Home Interiors we understand how important it is to choose the right carpet. Purchasing flooring for your home can often last years or even decades, so it is important to get it right. Since their are thousands of choices and dozens of flooring companies we have a few tips to make the selection process a little easier.


Understand Your Lifestyle

You should do this even before you step into the carpet store. Determine budget, style, size of family, kids, pets, and any special requirements, such as extra stain resistance and durability or needs for pet-friendly, hypoallergenic or sustainable versions.


Some good questions to ask would be:

  • Is my family always coming and going?

  • Do we have little ones, making spills almost certain?

  • Do we have pets?

  • Do we love to have big parties?

  • Is this area going to be wet or have a lot of moisture?

Also, look at the room you plan to install; whether it's small and dark or large and airy will make a difference in what you choose. Analyzing these questions before heading into the Mountain Home Interiors storefront can help both you and our flooring professionals help you find the best flooring possible for your lifestyle.


Determine the Quality

Density, not weight, determines the quality and refers to how closely the yarns are tufted together. Density is on the label; it should be between 3500 and 5,000.


Twist means how many times a longer fiber is twisted per inch; that number, too, is on the label and should be at least four, but sometimes will go as high as eight. The higher the number, the more durable.


How Important is Padding

Padding protects the rug from the bare floor and will keep the carpet looking great and performing well for a long time. Seek the advice of the flooring expert to determine the proper padding for your carpet flooring, as some can be too thick and cause damage, while others will add the needed cushion to create the perfect feel on your bare feet.


Other Options Might Look Similar But Be VERY Different

This is especially true if you get quotes from other stores. When comparing, be sure the carpets have the same fiber, style, grade, and warranty.


With our knowledgeable team including our superior installers Mountain Home Interiors come with a commitment to the highest industry standards. Mountain Home Interiors has been the premier flooring source in the Payson, Arizona area for years.


Whether you're shopping for carpet or another flooring, we'll help you select the right one for your needs. Our showroom is located at 315 W Main St in Payson! We would love to see you! Have more questions call (928) 474-4660.

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