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Things to consider when buying new carpet

Published: May 12, 2011

When you visit the Kermans showroom, you might be surprised to learn that our first priority isn’t selling you floor covering. Our first priority is talking to you because we want you to learn and understand carpet as a floor covering before you spend your money. Carpet isn’t just something you buy – it’s something you live with (and on)! So what should you consider before carpeting that great room in Greenwood, that dining room in Fishers or that bedroom in Carmel?

Here are a few tips from our design consultants (check out our carpet buying guide for more):

Carpet is most often available in 12 foot width. Unless the room to be carpeted is narrower than these widths, the carpet will need to be seamed. Don’t worry, we talk to you about the size of your room and the flow of traffic to best determine seam placement for minimum impact.

Carpet covers a large area so the color carries a big impact. We strongly recommend you take samples home and “live” with them for a few days. Look at them in natural light at different times of day. Look at them under the lights in the room and move them around so they are next to walls and furniture to get the best sense of how the color looks in your room.

Simply put, carpet padding, the layer of material that lies between the carpet and floor, can make the difference between a good feeling carpet and a great one. We’ll talk to you about the pros and cons of a variety of pad weights.

Higher quality carpet will last longer and look better in your home. Kermans carries the best names in the industry, in fact our Karastan line has a lifetime warranty. Speaking of Karastan…

It’s Karastan month!

One of the top names in carpet is offering an incredible deal: Up to $1,000 cash back on qualifying purchases. Don’t miss this opportunity to save money on a carpet that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Have more questions? We invite you to come to our Indianapolis showroom and ask as many as you need to.

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