Traditionally and especially today, carpet is quite popular with property owners. Carpet is what makes your home feel like a home, and it’s the most practical, fashionable, and versatile choice of flooring out there. Carpet accounts for over half of all flooring purchases made each and every year. The fact is, carpet has outsold every other style of flooring for more than 60 years.
Carpet offers you several advantages that other flooring options can’t compete with. Below, you will learn about the benefits of using carpeting.
Carpet is the best choice you can make for your bedroom, living room, and other areas where you need extra warmth. The non-obvious reason for this is listed down below in the “Reduction In Sound” section.
Both carpet and carpet padding will provide an extra level of much needed insulation between the floors of your home. Depending on the density and weight of the carpet, it contributes to the value of your home, which adds to the energy efficiency as well.
Carpet offers a slip resistant surface that will prevent accidents altogether with a natural cushion in the event of someone falling. If there are young children and/or elderly in your house, needless to say, this is quite important.
Reduction In Sound
Carpet will also reduce noise better than any other type of flooring. Physics lesson incoming: when you have hard flooring, the sound waves are able to easily bounce around by law of wave interaction called reflection. This is the technical cause of echos, and contribute heavily to the loudness of your home.
If you’re like me, then you enjoy reading about the technicalities of the things we commonly take for granted. If you don’t, then you can skip to the next section.
When there is carpeting in the room, the sound waves aren’t all able to reflect. Since carpeting is made up of tuft, these tufts are able to absorb the sound waves instead of reflecting it, thus resulting in ‘lost’ energy. The energy is said to be lost only because it’s no longer a part of the system being analyzed, energy can never truly be ‘lost’ in a closed system, only transformed.
Instead, the energy is transformed into heat energy, which is a reason why carpeting helps increase the temperature of the room. It’s cool to think about; you can heat your carpeted home only by talking.
Adding carpet to a room can also disguise any existing damage to the floor as well as any other problems, like warped flooring. The denser the carpet is, the more problems it will be able to hide.
Easy To Care For
The carpets of today are more stain resistant than they have ever been in the past, which makes cleaning even the worst spills easier than ever. No matter the type of spill, there is always a way to clean it up.
Research has proven that carpet can indeed improve the quality of air by trapping allergy causing dust and allergens if it is properly cleaned and maintained.
Variety Of Use
Carpets aren’t only for floors anymore, which is a really great thing. You can easily add carpet to stairs, walls, posts, and other non level surfaces, without having to worry about it slipping, lifting, or buckling.
Carpet is the primary foundation in almost any room. Because it is available in a variety of different colors and textures, it helps to create an unlimited number of possibilities for decorating. From the neutral tones to rich solids, carpet is the first step you can take to make your home look better than ever.
Carpet doesn’t cost a lot of money; it offers an economical alternative to the other types of expensive flooring. Even with professional installation, you won’t pay near as much as you would for hard surfaces. Unlike hard surfaces, carpet can keep you comfortable if you decide to lay down on it.
The carpets of today are very durable and can outlast most other types of flooring available on the market. All you have to do is select a type of carpet that has a life span of 5 - 30 years or more, which is very common now days.
With most manufacturers, you can get great warranties with your carpet purchase. This way, you’ll be protected when you install your new carpet. Once installed, all you have to do is enjoy it - as the warranty will ensure that you are very well protected.