Before You Buy Carpet

What to know before you buy carpet in Indianapolis.

Choosing the best carpet for your needs means knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance and budget that best serves your lifestyle. When you shop with Kermans, we’ll teach you all the subtle differences that can make a big difference in your home.

Carpet seams

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. Our trained Design Consultants will also discuss with you flow of traffic in a room to best determine seam placement for minimum impact.

Durability, a function of quality

Higher quality carpet will typically have greater pile density, and tighter twist construction, which will result in better durability. Kermans proudly carries some of the top names in the carpet industry such as Karastan, Fabrica, Masland, Tuftex, WundaWeave and Schumacher. When you shop with Kermans you know you’ll have long lasting carpet that you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Pattern carpet in living room

Color rules

Carpet covers a large area of any room so color can carry a big impact. Our designers can help you select just the right color and style for your room, but there are some basic rules you should keep in mind as you start shopping:

  1. Once carpet is installed in a new home, it will often look lighter than the sample you saw in the store. We highly recommend you take samples home to see how the color looks in your home – in both day/natural light and night lighting.
  2. The color of carpet affects the apparent size of the room. Lighter colored carpet will visually expand the size of the room. Darker carpeting will seem to bring the walls closer together and create a more intimate feeling.
  3. Using a neutral colored, good quality carpet is a good idea if the home will be resold any time soon. It’s easier for a prospective buyer to imagine their furniture in a room that is decorated with neutral colors.

Stain protection

Stain protection is an important consideration in any carpet purchase. Carpet products come with different stain protection levels and warranties that help guard your carpet against stains. As you increase the quality of carpet, stain protection also typically increases, as does the manufacturer’s warranty coverage.

Understand what’s beneath it all

One of the most important considerations in choosing the right carpet for your home has to do with where you can’t see–beneath the surface of the carpet. 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. It’s the carpet padding, not the carpet itself that determines how a carpet feels beneath your feet. Padding can also help with cleaning up spills and preventing odors from spills

There is a lot to consider when buying carpet and Kermans is here to help every step of the way. Our knowledgeable sales staff will walk you through all important decisions. Next on the list? What type of carpet best fits your needs.