Embarking On Your Carpet Journey
Before you embark on your quest for new carpeting, it’s crucial to set your expectations right. The world of carpets is vast, with options tailored to every household and occasion. To help you make an informed decision, here are some key questions to consider:
1. What Type of Carpet Do You Need?
Begin by identifying your specific needs. Do you require carpet that can withstand the hustle and bustle of an active family or the demands of your beloved pets? Additionally, consider where this carpet will be installed within your home. By pinpointing these fundamental requirements, you can better navigate the vast array of carpet styles and colors available to match your preferences.
2. Do You Have a Preferred Style and Color in Mind?
Knowing your desired style and color of your new carpet is essential. Whether you’re in search of the latest carpet trends or a timeless classic, having a clear vision of your desired look will simplify the selection process amidst the multitude of available styles and colors.
3. What About Carpet Padding?
Don’t overlook the importance of carpet padding. The right padding not only enhances the comfort of your carpet but also prevents stains from resurfacing, making future cleaning a breeze.
4. When Do You Need Your New Carpet For Your Home?
Consider your timeline for acquiring new carpeting. Are you in a hurry, or do you have the luxury of time to explore your options thoroughly?
5. What’s Your Budget?
It’s crucial to establish your budget for the project. Keep in mind that your budget should encompass not only the cost of the carpet but also the carpet padding and installation. Utilizing our Carpet Measurement Calculator can assist you in estimating your overall project budget accurately. For more information on carpet cost please read our How Much Does Carpet Cost article.
6. How Will You Schedule the Installation For Your Carpet?
Once you’ve chosen your ideal carpet, you can count on Lowe’s to schedule the installation. A precise installation ensures the longevity of your carpet. You can familiarize yourself with the installation process by visiting Lowe’s Carpet Installation page.
7. How Should You Care for Your New Carpet?
Maintaining your new carpet is essential for its lasting quality, appearance, and comfort, regardless of whether it faces heavy or light foot traffic. It’s advisable to adhere to proper care practices outlined in your warranty to ensure the carpet remains in optimal condition. Professional cleaning, as specified in your STAINMASTER® limited warranty, is vital to keep your carpet looking fresh and your warranty intact. Most main carpet manufactures require having your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 15 months. Healthy Carpets offers the best hot water steam exaction. Please contact us for more information about setting up your professional carpet cleaning.
8. What About the Warranty?
Understanding your carpet’s warranty is crucial. Accidents can happen, and comprehensive warranty coverage is essential. Registering your carpet immediately after installation will provide peace of mind and ensure you receive valuable information, including cleaning tips and professional cleaning reminders.
9. Are You Ready to Get a Quote?
If you’re ready to move forward, start by scheduling an in-home floor measurement today.
For additional guidance, feel free to download lowe’s Carpet Buying Guide PDF.
Lowe’s proudly offers STAINMASTER® Carpet, exclusively designed to meet your home design needs. With over 30 years of experience, STAINMASTER Carpets are crafted to accommodate your lifestyle. They are stain- and soil-resistant, easy to clean, and exceptionally durable, exceeding industry standards in performance. STAINMASTER is not only the most recognized brand in carpet but also the most trusted.
STAINMASTER Carpets cater to various household needs, from easy-to-clean options perfect for families to extra-durable choices ideal for pets. More information about the STAINMASTER Customer Satisfaction Guarantee is available.
STAINMASTER® PetProtect® Carpet
STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet, engineered with exceptionally durable fibers, ensures no room is off-limits for your family, friends, and furry companions. This carpet:
- Resists even the most stubborn pet stains.
- Demonstrates unsurpassed durability.
- Effortlessly releases pet hair during vacuuming.
- Reduces pet odors when coupled with a STAINMASTER® Carpet Cushion, following thorough cleaning.
- Really fast drying time after professional carpet cleaning
Cost: Typically ranges from $1 to $5 per square foot.
To help you visualize how our carpets will look in your space, consider ordering carpet samples from Lowes.com.
Refer to our chart detailing various carpet types and their respective benefits.
Understand the terminology associated with carpets to make informed choices, including fiber, pile, density, face weight, texture, twist, and PAR rating. Manufacturing carpets involves various technical terms crucial for producing high-quality floor coverings. “Pile” refers to the carpet’s surface fibers, which can be cut or looped, affecting its texture. “Tufting” is a common manufacturing method, where rows of yarn are stitched through a backing fabric, creating the carpet’s pile. “Backing” is the material beneath the pile that provides stability. “Density” measures how closely the yarn is packed, influencing durability. “Twist” refers to the number of times fibers are turned within a length, impacting resilience. Understanding these terms is essential for both carpet manufacturers and consumers seeking the perfect carpet for their homes.
Types And Cost For Carpets
The primary residential carpet fibers in the United States include nylon, triexta, polyester, and polypropylene (olefin). Each has its unique characteristics, with nylon being one of the most common due to its durability and ease of maintenance.
Carpet Cost: Varies based on fiber and quality.
Carpet cushion is vital to your carpet’s performance, offering comfort, stain prevention, insulation, and noise reduction. STAINMASTER Carpet Cushion, available at Lowe’s, includes a breathable moisture barrier that inhibits mold and mildew growth when paired with STAINMASTER Carpet. It also helps reduce pet odors after thorough cleaning.
Cost: Approximately $1 per square foot.
After thorough research, sampling, and selection, it’s time to measure your floors and obtain a quote. Refer to our Carpet Installation page for insights on what to expect on installation day and how to prepare for your new carpet’s arrival.
Consider glue-down or peel-and-stick carpet tile as a DIY flooring option. The adhesive system ensures carpet stability, eliminating curling. No separate carpet padding purchase is necessary, making it a cost-effective choice.
Cost: Typically ranges from $1 to $3 per square foot.
To preserve your carpet’s quality, appearance, and feel for years to come, follow these steps:
- Vacuum frequently.
- Clean spills promptly.
- Rearrange furniture occasionally.
Ensure you adhere to specific cleaning requirements outlined in your STAINMASTER Carpet limited warranty.
Register your carpet promptly after installation to maximize warranty coverage. For complete warranty details, consult your STAINMASTER limited warranty brochure or connect with a Lowe’s flooring specialist.