Carpet Selection Guide for Your Home

Carpet Selection Guide for Your Home

The right carpet choice isn’t limited to its color or design based on your home’s decor. You have to be satisfied with selecting one that suits the functionality of each room.

We go through all the main spaces of your home to explain.

Halls, Stairs, and Landings

These areas need a hardwearing carpet that can bear the regular foot traffic.

Try dense carpets that are bleach-cleanable. In these busy areas of your home, twist-pile carpets with a strong underlay will give you the durability and comfort you need.

Stair Runners

Stair runners make your stairs look better and make them easier to use. Their grip and style make your staircase safer and more attractive.

To make a focal point, pick a runner with a big pattern or design that’s unusual. For long-term heavy use, make sure it is of good weight and thickness.

Through Lounges

In through lounges – where space flows from one area to another – you need consistency.

Dense pile twists or saxonies feel nice on your feet and are strong enough to be used every day. A single, long carpet can tie the room in together and make it look more spacious.


Bedrooms have to be comfortable in all aspects. That includes your carpets. A soft touch underfoot can make a big difference.

Choose an ultra-soft saxony or a plush pile carpet that makes you want to sink your toes in. These carpets make the room feel more warm and cozy. It’s great for relaxing.


These are relaxing spots. Family members are most likely to be here for comfort, most often. All furnishing here needs to be comfortable and long-lasting.

A deep pile saxony that is soft and warm is great for places where you want to relax. A durable twist pile, on the other hand, can stand up to the heavy use that happens in family living rooms and still look great.


Carpets in playrooms need to be soft for kids to play on and strong enough to resist stains and spills. Simple, stain-proof carpets make messy playtimes less stressful for parents.

For practical reasons, a medium-weight twist carpet that is both durable and comfortable is usually a good choice.

Choosing the Right Carpet

So if you’re looking for carpets, keep these things in mind:

● the function of the room

● the level of foot traffic

● your personal style

Once you have those priorities in place, you can then consider the type of carpet, color, pattern, etc.

Vinyl and Laminate Flooring

Some rooms in our homes need heavy maintenance. So in addition to carpets, vinyl and laminate flooring should also be considered. Especially for kitchens, utility rooms, conservatories, etc.

These are places that have exposure to moisture, spills, and heavy foot traffic.

Vinyl Flooring:

Waterproof: great for spaces where spills are more likely to occur.

Durability: durable and easy to maintain.

Design Variety: no limit to designs, from realistic wood and stone effects to bold patterns.

Laminate Flooring:

High Traffic Suitability: great for conservatories and other high-traffic areas.

Ease of Maintenance: looks like natural wood but more resistant.

Aesthetic Appeal: a stylish and practical alternative to carpet.

Final Thoughts

You have to find a balance between functionality and style when picking out flooring for your home.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to flooring, whether you want the comfort of a soft carpet or the durability of vinyl and laminate.

Always talk to professionals about flooring and bring samples home to see how they look with your style and how well they hold up to your daily life.

Manchester’s Urmston Carpets offers a wide variety of carpets and flooring, including surplus stock from well-known manufacturers. Their comprehensive services include free fitting, delivery, and sub-floor preparation.

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