The Benefits of Carpets and Rugs
Carpet Enhances Your Home
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 literally 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.