If you're in the process of buying a new carpet for your home, then you may be bewildered or daunted by the sheer choice of carpeting options available to choose from. The good news is that the majority of modern carpets will perform well if placed in the right area, depending on their fibre type and construction.
On the whole, you'll find that you can spend a little less on carpets that don't see very much wear (for example, the bedroom), giving you the chance to set your budget a little higher for carpets that will attract the most traffic, such as those in the hall and on the stairs.
In this section, you'll find an in-depth guide to choosing a new carpet; from a rundown of the reasons why you may want to choose carpet over any other floorcovering, to a look at the factors such as texture, colour, style and location that may affect your choice. There's also a look at some alternatives to standard carpeting, including carpet tiles and antique carpets.