Choosing the Right Carpeting for Your Home

When choosing just the right carpeting for your home there are many things that you need to consider. Our professionals at Window Accents and Flooring can help you make some of these decisions. We carry the Mohawk carpeting line with options ranging from Berber to plush and much more. We carry several options that will serve any style, purpose and budget. Educating yourself and researching your options are always a good idea, and we are here to ensure that you get quality carpet that will provide you and your family with beauty, comfort and durability for years to come.

Room Use

Some things that you will want to consider when looking for your carpeting have to do with the use of the space. How is the room used? Is it a light or heavy traffic area? Will it be the center for your family or for entertaining? Does it have direct access to the outside? All of these questions will help determine what style and grade of carpeting you will want to use. This picture will help determine your expectations for the carpeting. Will it need to hold up to pets, heavy activity and running children? Or is the primary focus going to be the look of a formal area that will not get a lot of use? Using this information will be critical in determining your choice of carpet.

Style and Color

Getting a good picture of how the room will be used will also help you when choosing the style and color of your carpeting. If the room will be heavily used, you may not want a light-colored carpeting to be used. If children will be playing on the floor or if the area will be used in only a formal manner, these details will again help you determine the color of carpeting you want. Lighter colors in high traffic areas may require more maintenance, unless you decide to use a carpeting that is highly stain resistant. The size of the room also is a factor to consider when determining color. Smaller rooms seem larger with lighter colored carpet, where larger rooms may seem cozier with darker colored carpeting. Lighting is another room aspect to consider. Rooms that get a lot of natural light will show more of the carpet coloring as opposed to a room that does not get as much light. These darker rooms may need a lighter color carpeting to keep them from seeming too dark.

It is always a good idea to bring in fabric swatches from furniture and window treatments, paint chips and any wallpaper samples that you are trying to match. This will allow you to match your current décor with your new carpet. Colors can also create moods – cooler colors create a sense of calm whereas warmer colors provide a sense of energy. Always remember that the lighting in the showroom may be different than your lighting at home therefore it is always a good idea to take a sample home to look at.


It may appear that all carpet looks the same in the showroom but they do not all perform the same. There are several factors that go into each style providing different types of benefits. Our professionals can help you sift through the pros and cons of each type to help you determine which product will best serve your needs. Whether it be stain resistance, fiber type and quality, anti-static considerations, and much more. Our professionals at Window Accents and Flooring can help you with your carpeting project as we service all of Central New Jersey, including Morris, Somerset, Mercer Hunterdon, and Middlesex Counties. Visit us at our Showrooms in Hillsborough and Princeton, NJ and let us show you how we can help.