A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Santa Ana Home

One way to create interest in your home is with a floor covering. It can be an inexpensive way to update certain rooms and protect some of the more delicate flooring of your Santa Ana home. Of course, you can’t pick just any carpet or rug and put them in any space. A careful selection process allows you to make the most of your purchase and achieve your goal for the space.

A Space for Every Carpet

When you’re shopping for a carpet, you’ll find a large selection in different styles, patterns, and fabrics. Start with where you want to have it placed because it can determine the right floor covering.

Here is a quick guide:


Adding carpet in your bedroom can make the space cozy. If you have a light and airy room, choosing a white rug may make an ideal match. Opt for a patterned choice, however, to add visual interest to your bedroom. A colorful, patterned rug can also break up the monotony of an all-white bedroom.

  • Living Room

Apart from your couch and matching coffee table, the right rug can enhance the comfort and aesthetic of your living room. You can play with the design and patterns, based on the look you want to achieve.

  • Stairs

Your stairs can be stylish not just functional. An eye-catching pattern can turn your staircase into a focal point while keeping everyone safe; carpets can minimize slips and falls.

Different Carpets, Different Materials

Some rooms have more foot traffic than the others, while others get more sun than most. Consider these factors when shopping for your carpet because they can point you to the right material. If one room has more foot traffic and gets more sunlight, it will need durable carpeting.

Carpets have different fibers that determine the performance and appearance of your carpet. Soft fibers are popular among homeowners today because of the comfort they provide. These types of carpet can also suppress noise.

When it comes to fiber, you may choose from the five basic categories, including 

  1. Wool
  2. Polyester
  3. Nylon
  4. Polypropylene
  5. Triexta

Carpets also come in different styles, and each can define the quality of the product, such as: 

  • Cut pile – this can be suitable for areas with high traffic; depending on the fiber used, the density of tufts, and the number of twists.
  • Loop pile – its yarn tips aren’t exposed, making it more durable.
  • Cut-loop pile – this is a combination of the other two styles.

Beyond Beauty

Carpets can enhance the warmth and comfort of your home because they produce thermal insulation and resistance. When temperatures dip, your carpet can retain warm air longer. That means your heating system will not have to work harder to keep you comfortable.

Carpets also contribute to improving the quality of indoor air. It traps household particles, including pollen, dust, and pet and insect dander that have fallen to the floor. Make sure to use a carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) approved vacuum to effectively remove the particles from the carpet. 

Carpets or area rugs not only improve the beauty of your interior space, but they can also provide several other benefits for your home and health.  Other than choosing the right carpet for the right space, how else do you get those benefits?

Work with professionals.

Knowledgeable Guidance, Professional Installation

Our goal at Main Street Kitchen and Flooring is to help you confidently choose the right products for your home. We can assist you with picking the right carpet for your home, matching your style and budget. Our flooring experts will take you through the many different carpets we have and help you prepare for a fast, efficient installation. Contact us today to learn more.