Tips for choosing the best carpets for student housing

Invest in an underlay

First and foremost, never underestimate the importance of a good quality underlay. Not only can a heavy duty underlay help lower energy bills and prevent noise transfer between floors (which is great news for your tenants), it can also help prolong the life of your carpets. While it may seem like a significant cost to begin with, a top quality underlay should last for years and will also help to protect any future flooring that you fit in your property.

Choose dark and neutral colours

When it comes to student housing, opting for darker, more neutral colours is the way to go. Bright colours will highlight stains more easily, and the more your carpets are cleaned, the shorter their lifespan. Even students will want to put their own stamp on their surroundings, so ensure you choose is a shade that isn’t too striking, but can still stand the test of time.

Opt for a low pile carpet

While they may not be as plush, low pile carpets are great in terms of practicality. Dirt and stains won’t become as easily trapped in the fibres, which makes them much easier to clean. Plus, unlike thick pile carpets, they won’t tend to look as worn in high traffic areas, meaning they’ll stay looking great for much longer.

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