Carpet Enhances Your Home
The Benefits of Carpets and Rugs
Provides Warmth and Comfort
Adds Beauty and Style
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Softens Slips and Falls
Appearance: Carpeting adds to the décor by using color, patterns, and pile heights. The carpeting can create the image you want in your home or business.
Style: With the hundreds of patterns, cuts, and colors, there are thousands of possibilities to “fulfill” the style statement.
Insulation: Carpet can help save energy as it is an important contributor to the insulation of the indoor environment. Carpet insulates floors as it provides a psychological feeling of warmth.
Feel: Try curling up in front of the fireplace on a hard surface floor. Carpet feels good, soft, and easier on the feet. It also gives a “softer” feel to the home.
Acoustics: Several studies find that carpets absorb sound and carpets with padding further enhance this ability.
Safety: Invariably, slip-and-fall accidents occur on hard surface floors, not carpeted floors.
Cost savings: According to the IICRC, carpet usually costs less over time than hard surface flooring to purchase, clean, and maintain.*
Health: Carpet traps allergens, dust, and other contaminants, holding them until they can be properly removed.
Easier to maintain: Carpeting is less labor-intensive to clean and maintain than hard surface flooring and, because of this and as mentioned, can cost less to maintain, as well.
Sustainable: New technologies have been introduced allowing old carpet to be recycled into new carpet or other products; according to one manufacturer’s study, of 121 million pounds of worn carpet collected, 85 percent was recycled into new carpet, eliminating the need for acquiring raw materials.
As you can see, there are many benefits to carpets and rugs. The carpet professionals of 212 Carpet can guide you through the residential carpet selection and buying process.