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Cheap vs expensive carpets – which is best?

Posted on by Pyramid Carpets Team

Choosing the right carpet for your home is essential; it provides both comfort underfoot and ties the look of your home together. But depending on your budget you might be unsure about whether to go for an expensive carpet and splash the cash, or go for something cheaper to save money and tighten your belt.

When it comes down to it, the decision is ultimately up to you, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both cheap and expensive carpets – read on to see which suits your needs more.

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Expensive Carpets



The first advantage of expensive carpets is that you know you’re going to get quality. Everything about an expensive carpet should scream luxury, from high quality material and threading to the underlay and the fitting, you really do get what you pay for when you invest in a higher quality of carpet.

Bearing in mind the superiority of an expensive carpet, you can expect it to last a lot longer. The longevity is important to some people as it means you invest for the future, with potential savings since you don’t have to replace the carpets in your home every few years.

Finally, leading on from the advantage of longevity is the potential resale value of your home. No one wants to buy a house with tatty, worn or overly loud carpets, but if you spend more initially on your carpets, you can impress potential buyers even years after you had your carpets first fitted.



Clearly the disadvantage with expensive carpets is the amount of money you’re paying upfront, something some people just can’t afford – and even if you can, it will mean taking a hit in the wallet.

It’s key to check the quality of your carpet if you’re spending a lot of money, so take care in choosing the style and the materials to ensure you’re getting what you pay for. The last thing you want is to pay for a sub-standard carpet.


Couple choosing carpets

Cheap Carpets



As far as cheap carpets go, the main advantage is quite an obvious one. If you spend less on your carpets, you will save yourself some money to help furnish and decorate your home, stretching your budget and making it go further rather than spending a lump sum on one aspect.

If you have pets and children then a cheaper carpet might be the way to go as it means there is less to worry about if your carpets become dirty or stained. If you had splurged on an expensive cream carpet you’d be pretty unhappy with mud being traipsed through the house or fizzy drinks being spilt – but a cheap carpet means less worries about damage.

With the previous point in mind, you might consider cheap carpets as a short term solution to your carpeting needs. This means you don’t have to worry too much about the style of the carpet as you can change it with the latest interior design trends, or simply upgrade when you find something you really want.



With a cheap carpet you know that you’ll be getting what you pay for, and although it will serve a purpose it probably won’t last as long as an expensive carpet. The quality of the fibers will be worse and so durability will be at a minimum.


Regardless of your budget, here at Pyramid Carpets we have a carpet to suit you. We can provide high quality carpets at a range of prices so contact us today to discuss your requirements.


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