In the carpet and flooring industry, it’s natural that some products will perform better than others.
The “Good, Better, Best” formula is an efficient way to gauge how the carpet you want will look and perform. Why settle for good flooring when you can have the best? The Carpet Guys want to explain how to assess what type of flooring you’re looking for.
The Good Flooring
The “good” of the flooring industry has one main factor in play, the affordability! For people that must replace flooring for a resale, and don’t want to invest in expensive, long lasting type of floor, it’s best to purchase a type that can be easily replaced, like carpet. It gives the room a fresh new look without costing too much. Often, when the home is sold, the new owners will replace it to the colors and styles that best reflect their lives. According to most realtors, replace the carpet with a color that is neutral like beige or grey. This will not only help with the sale, but potential buyers will be able to envision their furniture in the room if the flooring isn’t something that would clash.
Another reason to buy “good” flooring would be for a rental property. A revolving door of new tenants means you will be replacing the flooring frequently. Don’t waste money on expensive floor options that will have stains and need replacing after a year or two. The Carpet Guys padding option that would go with this trend is our grey, 7/16” padding.
“Better” flooring can be assessed best with two factors: reasonable affordability and functionality. This is a great flooring option for most of us! When you call The Carpet Guys, a design specialist will ask you about what type of household you have. If you have small children or pets, they may recommend something that will be more practical and can be replaced within approximately seven years. Or they may recommend a hard surface option that’s easy to clean and durable for those little tykes. It won’t just be inexpensive; it will also perform under the rigors of your busy household.
If you’re not planning to stay in this location long, it’s still recommended that you choose a neutral color and style for resale value. The Carpet Guys have many options of carpet, laminate, sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl that fall into this category.
If you want a better type of padding for this type of carpet, ask The Carpet Guys Design Consultant about our Blue Odor Barrier padding. It is thicker and softer than the grey pad.
The “Best” flooring type is going to be high functioning, aesthetically pleasing and will have a higher price tag associated with it. There are expensive styles of carpet and hard surface, like hardwood. You would want to choose this type of flooring if you have moved into your forever home. It’s perfect for the parents that want their kids to grow up at this location and don’t want to think about changing it for 10 or more years.
Choose a carpet style that is dense and has our best pad installed with it. The Memory Foam Pink Odor and Wetness Barrier pad is luxurious under foot.
Other types of flooring fall under the “best” category like waterproof and scratch-resistant laminate and luxury vinyl planks/tiles. These will be easy to clean, durable for your lifestyle and will last for years to come. And with The Carpet Guys Lifetime Installation Warranty, you can’t beat this BEST IN THE BEST plan!
The Carpet Guys have all these good flooring options and more! We can facilitate any level your household needs. Don’t be afraid to ask about our mid-level or “best” line. New floors don’t have to break the bank. We have ways of making all your flooring feel luxurious and make it affordable for everyone. If you don’t think you have the money to choose the highest grade, ask about our financing options. Call 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) or get a Free In-Home Estimate with one of our experienced Design Consultants.