Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Carpet for Your Home or Office
11th June 2018
Are you considering new flooring for your house or perhaps your business? Do you wonder what products provide the best options? While you might love the grandeur of marble, you may not want to shell out the high cost of installing it. Laminate, linoleum, and hardwood all have great perks and disadvantages. Carpet is one product that provides many benefits with very few drawbacks. This article talks about the top five reasons why carpet is an excellent choice and how to use it in your space.
Imparts elegant style
With all the styles and colors of carpet on the market, you can customize your space to any design you want. Neutral tones work best should you have a room with fun accessories or a feature that you want to stay in the forefront. For bland rooms that could use some pizzazz, a fun color or a gorgeous carpet like Berber can add a luxurious touch that welcomes you or your guests into the room.
When you have children, someone with knee problems, or an aging parent living with you, then you want to keep them safe and comfortable. Carpeting lets you ensure a soft landing should anyone fall in the home. This material is helpful for areas where you have a ton of traffic like entryways, stairs, and bedrooms. Slipping in the middle of the night is easy when you get out of bed, and the corner of the sheet or blanket lands on the hardwood, tile, or vinyl floors. With carpet, you might simply walk over the cloth and not notice it under your feet.
Better air quality with low VOC products
The Carpet and Rug Institute says that people with allergies and problems with asthma can benefit from installing carpet. While older carpet types were a large contributor to poor air quality with high levels of volatile organic compounds or VOC’s, newer carpet, and padding use products that have lower levels of VOC’s than hardwood or laminate flooring. The Institute also tells readers that carpet acts like a filter in the home trapping dust and pollen keeping it from floating through the air and worsening breathing issues.
If you have young children or an upstairs family room, then keeping carpet on the floors can provide a comfortable place for play and ensure that the lower-level is quiet when you work from home. Businesses often use padding and low-pile carpet to soften the sound of walking, especially in upper-level offices and buildings with many floors. Any room with carpet will lower the sound level by providing a dampener for sound waves.
Warms up the space
Did you know that you can add R-value to your house by adding carpet to a few rooms? A plush Mohawk using the standard seven-sixteenths of an inch padding from Accent on Floors provides a high R-value that can make your home or office feel warmer and cozier. Using quality products like carpet from Shaw can help you lower your heating costs and keep your monthly bills a little lower.
Areas where carpet works the best
While you may not feel it is a good idea to put carpet in your bathroom or kitchen because of sanitary reasons, there are a couple of spots that you can warm up the home. Your entrance will need regular carpet cleaning, but you can keep dirt and dust from spreading through the house by using a low-pile carpet that is durable. For the stairs, you can use a similar product. Bedrooms are the spaces where you will want to consider the highest pile. You can use the carpet to create a zen space where you meditate, watch television, or just unwind at the end of the day.
Styles of carpet
- Knotted – cut loop pile that is sewn into the backing at 90 degree angles
- Needle felt – typical commercial flooring with a variety of needles to join felt pieces and synthetic carpet fibers
- Woven – Most expensive because it requires handmade weaving techniques using yarn
- Tufted – Most common carpet type
- Flatweave – interlocking vertical and horizontal threads
- Hooked – handmade often made on a loom, typical of rug designs
Which pile works best for high traffic areas?
Angie’s List says that unless you live in an extremely clean home with no kids or pets, then shag carpet is not for you. Berber is a much more family-friendly carpet, and you can use any variety of colors to help diminish the look of dirt and stains. You can also protect your high-traffic zones with carpet with Scotchguard. You can use runners and rugs as well.
Carpet is a beautiful option for your home that allows you to personalize the space. By using different patterns and colors, you can create a focal point or blend a style. To find out more about the style options and pile types available, please give Accent on Floors a call with any questions at 804-458-0048.