Squarely in the realm of first-world problems is the difficulty and complication of choosing an area rug. What color? What style? What type? How can I live with a mistake? And so on.
We had put off this decision for months, but since we finally moved back into our place after nine months of fire displacement, we wanted to get to work (slowly) on more proper decorating. Living in an old building with hardwood floors, rugs are pretty but practical too in their noise-reducing capacities, and we also wanted to make the lives of our downstairs neighbors a bit quieter. So we'd looked at many places around town, and either been disappointed with the selection, the price, or both.
Enter Carpet To Go. Seeing that a few other Yelpers recommended it was a plus, so we excursed down to SODO one day to check it out. So glad we did! When we walked in, we were nicely greeted by Samantha, who explained how we could go about making our selection either by browsing through the various area rug catalogs or choosing a carpet style to have bound instead. Plus, Carpet To Go has an assortment of remnants (good for smaller spaces) also eligible for rug binding.
Though we didn't find a remnant we wanted, we spent some time with the catalogs, and with questions for Samantha, and left with a much stronger sense of what to get. After thinking about it for a few days, we called back, ordered easily over the phone, and had our area rug and runner delivered in a week or so, after picking the carpet pads up at Carpet To Go.
The process throughout was easy, friendly, and we ended up paying much less (for rugs we love) than we had anticipated, given the prices we'd seen at other stores. We have at least two more rugs to buy eventually, and as long as they're around, Carpet To Go will be our first stop.