Buying carpet isn’t an everyday purchase and something that most people will only find themselves doing maybe a few times in their life. So when it comes to choosing flooring, the decision-making might seem tedious and leave you with some questions.

Sometimes it is easy to feel confused when buying flooring because there are so many different pile types, underlays, colours and patterns to choose from. But in-store, we have a team of flooring experts to help make the decision that bit easier for you.

However, there are some glaringly obvious mistakes to avoid when choosing carpet. 

Skimping on underlay

Skimping on underlay is just about the worst mistake you can make. It might seem difficult justifying the extra money when technically you can’t even see underlay but it makes a huge difference to the performance of your carpet. 

Underlay helps prevent wear and tear by absorbing the impact of foot traffic so the flooring itself doesn’t have to. Not only will a high-quality underlay feel more comfortable to walk on, it will also help your flooring maintain its look for longer than a low-grade underlay. 

Presuming all carpet is the same

It’s important to know that just because carpet might look the same, doesn’t mean it is the same or will perform in the same way. This is especially relevant if you have been looking at other retailers to compare products and prices. 

Make sure that you are comparing the same carpet features and qualities such as fibre, style and overall quality. However, what you do need to know is that if you get a quote from another retailer you can bring it to us and we will beat it every time! 

Measuring your room incorrectly

It’s always a good idea to measure your room(s) before you arrive at your local Frank’s, so you know what you are looking for and roughly how much you want to spend. This will help you stay within your budget and give our flooring experts the information they need.

Check out our blog on how to measure your room for flooring here

Getting taken in by deals

At Frank’s we don’t do deals and we’ll tell you why… because it’s impossible to buy flooring for less anywhere else! 

It’s sometimes easy to get sucked in by what seems like a great offer but often things that seem too good to be true usually are. 

To avoid getting caught up in the complicated or vague wording of promotions, pop down to Frank’s and we’ll ensure your transaction is as simple and fuss-free as possible.

Not having carpet professionally installed

Although it may seem tempting to have a go at a DIY carpet project, you are far better off having a professional carpet fitter complete the job for you. After all, they are known as professionals for a good reason!

Our Frank’s fitters install carpet all day every day, so they know what they’re doing and have a wealth of experience to ensure you have beautifully installed carpet. 

Choosing the wrong carpet for your lifestyle

The type of lifestyle you lead and the general conditions of your home should greatly influence your carpet choice. 

For example, if you have a large family with lots of pets the carpet you choose will be considerably different to a single family home. You will require a carpet that can withstand high amounts of traffic with increased stain resistance. 

You may also want to choose a carpet colour that matches the colour of your pet’s hair, so it helps conceal the look of it better. There are also other things to consider like the type of climate you are exposed to and the size of your rooms.

Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect carpet for your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!