Carpet is by far the most popular of all floor coverings. This is attributable to its warmth, softness and sound absorption. It is also easy to maintain, durable and available in a variety of colours, patterns and textures. It is sold by the yard in either broadloom or body carpet form.
Broadloom is 6’ and wider and used in wall-to-wall applications. Body carpet is narrower at between 27” to 35” and appropriate for use on stairs and hallways. Installation of broadloom is tricky and requires a professional.
When selecting carpet, choose the best quality available within your budget. High grades, which are more expensive, are not necessary for low traffic areas like a bedroom. But you may want to consider a better carpet for high traffic areas such as halls and main living areas.