If you are addicted to home improvement shows like I am, you can probably agree that there is a lot of carpet shaming going on. More and more potential homeowners complain that a house has carpet and immediately make plans to tear it out and replace it with hardwood, tile or manufactured laminate wood.
When did carpet get such a bad name? I realize that it is more difficult to keep clean and that there are arguments that it is horrible for those who suffer from allergies, however, there are some that will argue that if you choose the right carpet, even those with the worst allergies can enjoy a plush, cozy room with carpet.
Here are some reasons that carpet is good for your home:
Aside from the fact that carpets keep your toes and feet warm, carpets are perfect for winter season. They provide extra insulation to any room, which is beneficial when the cold rainy weather comes. They are practically essential for any home that experiences cold climates. Having an addition of under-paddings and high-density carpet fibers can enhance a carpet’s insulation properties. This ensures that the heat stays within the room since the carpet acts as a thermal barrier. That way, you won’t have to worry when winter comes. It’s a good addition in keeping your home warm all throughout Christmas ‘til New Years.
Carpets being excellent insulators, they are also effective in absorbing noise and reducing sound which is perfect for any homeowner looking to minimize noise. It blocks sound transmission, lessens foot noise, and also absorbs airborne sounds. If reducing noise is your target, you should buy a carpet with high-density carpet fibers and thick under-padding; in which, carpeted walls and floors are perfect for studio-type apartments.
Established as effective absorbers, carpets are revealed to be able to improve the quality of air inside a room by trapping dust particles and allergens. It filters the air by trapping these particles in the carpet. Of course, you must maintain your carpets with proper cleaning at least every six months.
It provides a comfortable place to sit, lie down and play. Carpets prevent slipping or falling accidents, which is exactly what a family with active kids or elderly people who have the tendency to lose their footing needs. Playing and running around the living room will guarantee some safety at least if you have carpeted flooring installed in your home. You can also install carpet for stairs, walls, and other non-level surfaces.
It can’t be denied that many home designers choose to add color and texture to a room by adding carpets. Carpets are a great option for any floor covering in terms of home decorating. They can be key elements for incorporating other décor into the interior design of the home.
Today, the varieties of carpets available have proven that they are extremely durable. Pick the carpet quality that guarantees it’s built to last because no family deserves less. With these ideas in mind, start building that dream home for you and your family!