While many homeowners today are opting for hardwood flooring for aesthetics, it’s also very expensive. Before opting for wood flooring options, consider the many benefits of carpeting in your home.
There are some pros and cons to any type of flooring, but most of the time it comes down to personal preferences. Consider some of the pros of carpeting for your home.
Insulating properties – Carpet as well as its padding provides a good deal of insulation against temperature extremes. Carpet doesn’t get cold like hardwood flooring and in cooler climates retains the warmth of a room for longer periods of time. In hot, arid, or desert-like environments, carpeting adds insulation against extreme heat, though of course, the thickness of the carpet and the padding can have a huge influence over its insulation capabilities.
Comfort – Carpeting is a staple in homes around the world and provides a number of benefits, the first of which is a soft floor to walk on. There’s nothing like climbing out of bed and sinking your bare feet into soft, plush carpeting. It’s quiet, easy to walk on with bare feet or shoes and provides a sturdier and more comfortable surface for pets, toddlers, and seniors. In addition to its ability to reflect the harsh glare of sunshine, carpeting reduces the risk of leg fatigue that is often linked to standing or constantly walking on a hard surface.
It’s quiet – There is no doubt the carpeting is much quieter to walk on than hardwood flooring, especially for those with a heavy step or who prefer to wear shoes inside the home. Carpeting doesn’t only reduce the sound of footsteps, but can help to offer some noise reduction capabilities throughout the home. Why? Because carpeting can help to absorb noises and sounds of home life in all areas of the house.
Easy care – Carpeting is easy to care for with weekly vacuuming and yearly or bi-annual steam cleaning if needed. Carpet fibers trap dust, pet dander, and allergens that are easily sucked up in your vacuum cleaner. Hardwood floors accumulate dust and allergens on their surface, and sweeping and dusting simply forces them to move around. Accidental spills on carpeting are easily clean by blotting and touch-up rug cleaning products if dealt with promptly.
Designing options – Carpeting comes in many different styles, fibers (from nylon to cotton and from polyester to wool), thicknesses, and piles (from loop to Berber), offering homeowners numerous options for different rooms of the home. A dense, short pile is optional for high traffic areas while deeper pile carpeting is a good choice for families with children and pets because they wear well, yet be aware that they may be slightly more difficult to clean.
When considering new flooring for your house, consider the many benefits of carpet in your home. It is quickly and easily installed, is less expensive than many hardwood floors, and your choices for type, color, pattern, and thickness are innumerable. If you are in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, give Pro Sand Flooring a call, they do an excellent job with carpet Indianapolis.