For many of us, lockdown forced us to be at home 24/7 – meaning we could not shy away from all the odd jobs that we keep putting off. It also meant time for discussions on decorating.
For us we have decided (jointly) that we want to redecorate our bedroom, C’s bedroom and our lounge. We are already in plans for renovating our bathroom. Alongside colour schemes, we’re also looking at the flooring as well. In particular, C desperately needs a new carpet in her bedroom. Our bedroom carpet is ok, but we are getting all new furniture so a new carpet will probably be purchased as well.
I have personally been looking online for ideas and prices for new furniture and carpets, trying to get an idea of costs and find companies we feel can offer what we want with good customer service.
How to find affordable quality carpets
Finding companies that sell carpets online is the easy part. There are 100s. The hard part is finding companies that offer quality carpets at affordable prices, who also offer good customer service. This is the part which I either go with the purchase or look elsewhere.
On my hunt I came across a company called Designer Carpet who make carpet buying very easy.
● Choose the colour, style, type and brand you require or you can search all if unsure.
● Click on the carpet that you would like.
● You can request a free sample which I think is great as you can see if you like the
feel of the carpet and also the true colour.
● Once you put in your size requirements you will get the price of your carpet and the
discount as well making the carpet more affordable. Or giving you the option to go
for a more expensive carpet than you would normally.
● There are also no hidden extras which I love.
If you have a smaller area to carpet it may be worth looking at remnants where you can pick up some good bargains. Some carpets have an 80-90% discount. I always look at this section first to see if they have carpets in the size I require. One of the advantages to part of our house being an old Victorian two up, two down is the rooms are smaller.
If you have wooden flooring – as we do downstairs, because with my dogs I find it easier to keep clean – but want the comfort of carpet underfoot, a rug is a great alternative. Designer Carpet have a great Rug Builder tool where you can make a rug in any size you require from the carpets they have in stock. I can imagine it would be ideal for awkward spaces like hallways or a large tiled area like a kitchen extension where you want something warmer under foot.
After looking at numerous carpet sellers online, I have decided when it is time for us to look at purchasing our new carpets this is where I will be shopping. Especially with their free sample option so that we can make sure it is the right carpet for us.
What do you look for when buying a new carpet?