Even though carpet isn’t as popular as it once was because of the fierce competition from different flooring types like hardwood and engineered wood flooring, it still runs strong as the leading floor covering choice in the UK. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you, because carpets have several distinctive advantages for residential and business owners. Modern carpet manufacturers try to be front runners in creativity, innovation and design.
Today we will be looking at 5 great reasons to add value and comfort in your home and lifestyle with a soft and stylish carpet.
Best For Floor Insulation
Carpet provides warmth and comfort well beyond what other flooring options can provide. In cold winter days it will be a warm cushion for your feet and retain warmth inside your home. What’s more, carpeting’s insulation property has the potential to reduce your heating bill during cold weather. It’s millions of fibres trap air which doesn’t allow warmth to escape from your home through the floor. You can sit on the floor to watch TV or read a book without the slightest hint of cold outside.
Low Cost Alternative
Even the most expensive carpet options can’t match a medium quality hardwood floor. This is so because hardwood flooring is made of natural resources – trees which take years to grow while today most carpets are produced from synthetic materials. Fibres like nylon, polypropylene and polyester have made it possible to reduce significantly manufacturing costs for carpets.
You should take installation and maintenance into consideration as well. Carpet is installed by a professional contractor for less than half the time hardwood floor requires. Thus you pay less for labour. Another important issue is cleaning and maintenance. Carpets are easy to clean provided that you do it on a regular basis. What’s more, it’s proven that carpet is like a giant filter in your home, reducing dust in the air and improving indoor air quality. Of course, this filter will need a deep carpet cleaning at least once a year, preferably done by professional carpet cleaners.
Sound Absorbing Properties
Carpets have excellent sound reducing properties due to the millions of fibres they are made of. Whether you have a noisy office or commercial environment with incessant conversations and people interaction or large living room where family members meet in the evening, noise is annoying and distracting. Carpet can be a solution to your problems. It’s plushy construction absorbs sound waves unlike walls and furniture which bounce it off.
Protection For Your Family
Carpets provide a great way to protect your children or elderly family members from incidents. Hard floors are slippery when wet, especially laminate, which can reduce safety in your home. What’s more the hardness factor makes potential falls even more dangerous. On the other hand, carpets are soft and can protect family members from bruises or bumps. Walking over a carpet creates friction which makes a lot more difficult to fall over.