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The reason that people use home theater carpet is because the carpet acts as an absorber of sound and also keeps glare off of the screen. These are very important details in the building of a home theater. The focus should always be on the screen and the action therein, and that is why you need media room carpet. The other important part of movie carpet is that it is dark carpet, which is good for a number of reasons. The most important of those reasons is that it allows the eye to stay focused on the screen and a more practical reason for the darker color is that if anything gets spilled on the rug it doesn’t stand out the way it would if the colors were brighter.
The next thing to think about with your home theater carpet is the pattern. There are several different patterns that you can choose from, including movie reels, tickets, or more abstract patterns that are reminiscent of movie theaters. Movie carpet is also designed so that you don’t have to worry too much about deep cleanings aside from periodically vacuuming. This media room carpet is designed not to be plush in the way shag carpet is, instead it is meant to be easily maintained. These carpets are also durable, so you don’t have to worry so much about foot traffic wearing them down. In fact, if you have movable furniture, you can continually adjust the furnishings so that the wear pattern is not as obvious as it would be if you kept everything in the same place. A good vacuum will take care of the debris from people but if you have access from a steam cleaner use that from time to time to keep the home theater carpet smelling fresh and clean.
One of the first things you should do when choosing home theater carpet is getting the carpet pattern selected and laid out before you put any furnishings in the room. This works if you are starting the home theater from scratch. If there are furnishings already there, then the job can still be done, it is just a little more labor intensive. Carpet is sold by the square foot, so take accurate measurements. Once you have the area of the room (multiple the length of the room by the width to get square footage) you can easily price out the carpet and get your home theater looking great with the right carpet.