Flooring expert discusses carpets benefits and advantages:
An article titled, Carpet – Benefits and Advantages, written by flooring contractor John Rutledge, highlights some of the reasons carpet is still homeowners’ #1 flooring choice.
1. Carpet Provides Safety
First and foremost, a carpeted floor is a safer floor. The soft surface and cushioned under-padding not only reduce the impact of a fall, but also the likelihood of it happening in the first place. Carpet is inherently slip-resistant, meaning it’s harder to slip and fall.
2. Carpet Provides Sound Reduction
If you live in a busy home with lots of traffic, you know how loud wood or laminate floors can be. Carpet stifles noise and reduces echoes in three ways; absorbing the impact of foot traffic, soaking up room sounds and echoes and finally, by blocking sound from carrying between floors (especially helpful in condo apartments or multi-family homes).
3. Carpet Offers Warmth & Insulation
Carpet provides excellent warmth underfoot, making it a great choice for chilly bedrooms or stark offices. Carpet also acts as an insulator. The combination of the carpet and its under-padding acts as an additional layer of insulation in your home and - depending on the weight and grade of your carpet - it can even add to the value of your home.
4. Carpet For Ease of Care
Most carpets made today are made to be highly stain-resistant, meaning cleanup is easy. With just a damp cloth or a quick vacuuming, your floors look as good as new. Because carpets trap dust and allergens, they can also improve the air quality in your home as long they’re properly cleaned and vacuumed on a regular basis.
5. Carpet Flexibility and Style: Limitless!
Carpet isn’t limited to just a few colors or grains. You can get carpet in any style, design, color or pattern that you want. Because of its versatility, carpet fits in well in any design scheme.
6. Carpet: Available at Low Cost
Typically, carpet costs significantly less than other types of flooring like tile, marble or hardwood. Even with professional installation, carpet tends to cost much less than other types of flooring options.
7. Extensive Carpet Warranty
Unlike many hard surface flooring, most carpeting comes with an extensive manufacturer’s warranty that covers pile, installation and craftsmanship.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY CARPETS CLEANED?
Experts and carpet manufactures recommend that carpets be professionally deep cleaned every 6 to 12 months. Carpet is the biggest air filter in your home. Regular deep down cleaning will remove tremendous amounts of dirt and soil along with dust mites, dust mite feces, (which many people are allergic to) bacteria, smoke, pollens and many other pollutants from your carpet. Regular cleaning will also help your carpets last years longer by removing tremendous amounts of particulate matter from your carpets. This particulate matter (missed by vacuuming) is like sand paper cuts your carpet fibers every time you walk across your carpets. Regular cleaning, every 6 to 12 months, will help your carpets last longer, improve your homes indoor air quality to help give you a healthier home and sparking clean carpet.
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