So you want new carpet? 5 questions to ask before buying

While you might love that beautiful carpet color with the lighting it’s being displayed in, have you thought about the reality of what it will look like in your home? Here are 5 questions that will help ensure you love your carpet choice for years to come:
1. How much traffic does this room get? 
Living rooms, entryways, and other areas that tend to have a lot of feet walking around need more durable, easy to clean carpets. While you might love that beautiful white, a deeper neutral might make your life easier and extend the life of your carpet.
2. How big is the room?
If you’re working with a small space, a lighter color will provide a sense of depth and make the room feel larger. Conversely, if you’re looking to make a large room feel cozy, a darker carpet shade can enhance that feeling and create the sensation of a more intimate space.
3. Who is the main user of the room? 
If kids and pets are involved, an easy to clean nylon like Lexmark’s Lextron-solution dyed carpets not only retain color longer, but our nylon actually resists dirt that can become trapped, meaning you can clean less frequently and enjoy your carpet longer.
4. Does it get full sun?
While this might not be top of mind when choosing a carpet, it is something to consider! Sunnier rooms show true color, darker areas may want to go with lighter shade to keep from looking too dark in a room with dimmer lighting.
5. How much time do you want to spend caring for your carpet? 
Certain carpets require more upkeep and are only recommended for interior rooms such as a guest bedroom that doesn’t get use as regularly. Specifically, cut pile and multilevel loop carpets resist cleaning and can trap dirt, aka not something you want to spend a lot of time worrying about for your living room!
While these questions can seem daunting, there’s no need to worry. Any good salesman should ask you these questions to be certain they’re providing you with the best option for your home. To find a Lexmark carpet dealer near you, search by zip code here.