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Benefits of Having Carpet

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:56

Today’s market offers many floor covering options, which makes it somewhat difficult to decide what to put on your floor. While every flooring option has its own advantages and drawbacks, carpets have been shown to have distinct benefits when compared to other flooring options. Here are some benefits of having carpet.

Benefits of Having Carpet - What to Know

The benefits of having carpet are plentiful. They include adding to the appearance of a home, warmth and comfort, safety, cost savings and much more.

Appearance

Carpets can be used to complement or create an entirely new décor theme - using the extensive range of patterns, colors and surface textures. You can use your carpet to create an image that you want for your home or business by choosing one that best suits your interior.

Warmth and Comfort

Thanks to cushioning and flexibility, carpets act as shock absorbers for your footsteps. They also feel nice to walk, sit and lay on. Carpets also provide great insulation, much more than hard surface materials such as tiles. Overall, your carpet can help save on costs associated with heating your home by reducing heat loss.

Safety

Carpets are inherently slip-resistant, reducing the risk of accidents resulting from slips and falls, and the likelihood of injuries due to falls. Carpets with good underlay, for example, can be especially beneficial for children’s rooms and stairways as they can provide a soft-landing surface in case of accidents.

Cost Savings

Like any other product, carpets have a range of qualities and price points. Therefore, no floor covering option can be guaranteed to always be more or less costly than another. Nonetheless, carpet flooring generally costs much less than typical hard surface floors. Many hard surface floors require special preparation before they can be installed, which is not the case with carpet flooring.

Acoustics

Several studies have shown that carpets are great at sound absorption. This helps to reduce excessive noise and contribute to a quieter indoor environment. Sound will often carry much further when there’s no carpet in the space. Carpet fibers absorb sound, which is ideal in areas such as daycares, media rooms and movie theatres where loud noise can be a nuisance. Carpets will also minimize sound heard between different floors in multi-level properties.

Health

Contrary to popular belief, carpets have been shown to be beneficial for those with breathing difficulties and health problems such as allergies and asthma. The carpets trap dust, allergens and other contaminants until you’re able to remove them. A recent study found that wall to wall carpets reduce dust in the air to 50 percent found above hard flooring surfaces.

Easy to Maintain

Carpets are less labor intensive to clean and maintain as compared to other hard surface flooring options. Prompt attention to spills, a good vacuum cleaner and having your carpet professionally cleaned every year or so helps to keep your carpet fresh and looking as good as new.

In Conclusion

Ultimately, these benefits of having carpet make it easier to see why it’s a great flooring option. You have the freedom to choose the type of flooring that works best for your space, but quality carpets work well in enough situations to appeal to more business and homeowners today.

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Rocky Degrenia

Small business owner; all types of flooring. #1 Rated Flooring Installer in Phoenix, AZ. Over 6 decades of experience and education. Residential and Commercial. Family man, father of three teenage girls.

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