4 Things You Need To Know Before Buying New Carpet

Has your carpet reached the end of its life? These 4 things are what you should consider before buying new carpet. Ayoub Carpet Service can help make the job easy! Our team of professionals guarantees a quick and painless carpet installation process so you can get back to relaxing in your home!


1. Budget

It is important to be aware of your budget before making a decision about new carpet. Prices for carpet vary greatly and asking the right salesperson who will keep your budget along with your needs in mind will be a key part of the process. Many carpet companies will provide a complimentary measurement where the sales representative will go over all of your options allowing you to make a decision that is best for you.

2. Test Before You Buy

The best carpet sales representatives will help you order carpet samples, at no cost to you, based on your budget, style, and household needs. You can hold onto these samples for as long as it takes to make a confident decision and then either keep them or dispose of them. Place them in various areas of the room(s) you are looking to have carpeted. Experiment with color and lighting at different times of the day. See what works with the rest of your décor such as wall color, furniture, and hanging pictures. If you do not like any of the samples, contact your sales representative and they can assist you in exploring other options.

3. Warranty

There are several types of warranties available to carpet buyers, no matter which ones are chosen, the manufacturer more than likely has stipulations on what will or will not be covered based on maintenance and installation.

Installation: It is vital to receive a warranty or guarantee from your carpet installers in order to keep all other warranties active. For example, if you make a claim about your carpet buckling and they find out it was an installation issue (and there was no guarantee or warranty from the installers), you will be left having to pay full price for the carpet repair.[1]

Maintenance: In most cases, warranties require your carpet to be professionally cleaned using hot water extraction every 12 to 18 months (frequency varies based on warranty) in order to stay active.[2] It is imperative that you keep all of your cleaning receipts as proof of proper maintenance. 

4. Final Selections

There are many variables to consider before making a new carpet purchase-including household factors, color, carpet construction, and padding. Because carpet can last between 5 to 10 years, it is important to be certain you are making the best decision for you and the needs of your household.

Before making a decision on what carpet you are going to buy, consider these factors:

  • The level of traffic in your home
  • The age of those living in your home
  • Pets

When choosing the right color for your carpet, consider what room it is going into, what lighting is available, and your own style preferences. There are several options when it comes to choosing a carpet pile: Cut Pile (including Textured Plush, Saxony, Frieze, and Plush Velvet), Loop Pile, Patterned Loop Pile, Cut and Loop Pile, and Multi-Level Loop Pile.[3] Because there are so many different brands, piles, and fibers to choose from, the key to choosing the right type of carpet is understanding your needs. For example, if you have children and/or pets, the most durable and convenient option would be Nylon 6,6 which is not only the most advanced form of solution-dyed nylon but is also the most stain and soil-resistant. Once you pick a brand, type, and color, you can choose padding that will work best with your new carpet!

Schedule Your New Carpet Installation Today

Has your carpet reached the end of its life? Let Ayoub Carpet Service step in and make the job easy! Contact us at (703) 479-3961 to get a quote or schedule online now. For your convenience, we service Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC.


[1] https://protechcarpetcare.com/carpet-warranty-types/

[2] https://carolinakwikdry.com/how-to-keep-your-carpet-warranty-valid/#:~:text=Professional%20Cleaning%20%E2%80%94%20Most%20carpet%20warranties,4.

[3] https://carpet-rug.org/carpet-for-homes/selecting-the-right-carpet/

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