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Flooring expert discusses carpets benefits and advantages
An article titled, “Carpet – Benefits and Advantages”, written by flooring contractor John Rutledge,
highlights some of the reasons carpet is still homeowners’ #1 flooring choice.
1. Carpet Provides Safety
First and foremost, a carpeted floor is a safer floor. Carpet is inherently slip-resistant, so the soft surface and cushioned under-padding not only reduce the impact of a fall, but also the likelihood of it happening in the first place.
2. Carpet Provides Sound Reduction
Carpet stifles noise and reduces echoes in three ways; absorbing the impact of foot traffic, soaking up room sounds and echoes and finally, by blocking sound from carrying between floors (especially helpful in condo apartments or multi-family homes).
3. Carpet Offers Warmth & Insulation
Carpet provides excellent warmth underfoot, making it a great choice for chilly bedrooms or stark offices.
Carpet also acts as an insulator. The combination of the carpet and its under-padding acts as an additional layer of insulation in your home and can even add to the R-value of your home.
4. Carpet is Easy to Care For
Most carpets made today are made to be highly stain-resistant, meaning cleanup is easy. With just a damp cloth or a quick vacuuming, your floors look as good as new. Because carpets trap dust and allergens, they can also improve the air quality in your home as long they’re properly cleaned and vacuumed on a regular basis.
5. Carpet is Extremely Affordable
Typically, carpet costs significantly less than other types of flooring like tile, marble or hardwood. Even with professional installation, carpet tends to cost much less than other types of flooring options.