What type of carpet is best for my home?

When it comes to your home, most homeowners are looking for luxury and comfort. Be it a soft mattress, comfortable carpet or stylish décor, your home needs to be the place you can unwind at the end of each day. When thinking about adding more luxury to your home, particularly the bedrooms, do not forget about the type of flooring you have!

The warmth and comfort you gain from a soft and luxurious carpet easily add elegance and warmth. Most of us do not want to wake up and step on a hard, cold floor. That is why carpet is such a popular choice for bedrooms and lounge rooms. If you are thinking about installing carpet in your house, here are a few popular choices.

Choosing Carpet for Your House
Carpet in bedroom

From the comfort of soft fabric beneath your feet to the extra warmth and quietness carpet can bring, it is no wonder more and more homeowners are installing carpet into their home. If you want new carpet for your bedroom or lounge, you will find that there are many styles and types to choose from.

Here are some of the items to consider when choosing carpet for your home:

  • Type of material
  • Carpet pile and pattern
  • How much you would expect to spend

Choosing Your Material

Not all fibres are the same, especially when it comes to carpet. Most come in various blends, the two most popular being nylon and polyester, which are mid to high range materials. If you are looking for a cost-effective carpet for your investment property or on a tight budget, polypropylene is most commonly used. Generally in a loop pile style, this assists with resisting the flattening commonly experienced with polypropylene carpet.

Choose Carpet Pile

Determining the pile of the carpet is your next step. Here are the most common types of carpet pile you can choose from:

  • Twist: A luxurious feel with a more textured finish.
  • Plush: A soft velvet appearance with an even upright finish that makes for a formal look.
  • Textured: Curly fibres allow for a footprint and mark-free carpet.
  • Cut-And-Loop: Contains fibre textures that are cut and others that are tied into a loop.

Keep in mind that the texture of the carpet must fit in with your overall décor. A bedroom focused on relaxation may not work well with a plush carpet, as it shows all the traffic, including footprints.

Determine Colour

Carpet colour samples

Colour is important when it comes to your flooring choice. You should consider the colour of the room first, as you do not want your flooring to clash with your wall or furniture colours.

The good news is that you have more room to play with carpet colour you would not be able to use in other areas of your home, as it is less likely to get food or dirt stains. For bedrooms, it’s always good to stick to a neutral colour or a blend of neutral colours. If you’re trying to add warmth to your bedroom, go with a beige or tan hue. For more modern rooms, stick with a light grey tone.

What will it cost?

With any renovation project, it is essential to have a budget at the beginning. This will help to determine which materials are best based on what you can afford. The average cost to supply and install carpet starts from around $1,000 for 3 basic sized bedrooms using a polypropylene carpet and anywhere up to $4,500 for an average-sized home based on 3 bedrooms and a lounge for good quality nylon or polyester. Of course, this price can vary based on what material, pile and area you are covering.


Carpet is a popular choice for the bedroom and living areas of homes, and I am sure you can see why. It adds a soft and warm feel that will help you relax and make you feel comfortable before getting your feet up. Determine your budget and set your preferences before you shop so you have a better idea of what your dream carpet looks like.

At ID Flooring we can help you go through the different types of flooring to find the best product for your home. We have large samples of a wide assortment of products at our showroom in Helensvale on the Gold Coast for your to feel and walk over the different types of carpet. We offer a full service from measure to installation and support after installation to the Gold Coast area.

Girl laying on carpet