Here at The Carpet and Rug Institute, we love talking about the benefits of carpet and rugs. We also love it when others talk about those benefits too.
Here are his top ten benefits of carpet:
Carpet adds to the décor by using color, patterns, and pile heights. Carpet can create the image you want in your home or business.
With the hundreds of patterns, cuts, and colors, there are literally thousands of possibilities to “fulfill” the style statement.
Carpet can help save energy as it is an important contributor to the insulation of the indoor environment. Carpet insulates floors and provides a psychological feeling of warmth.
Try curling up in front of the fireplace on a hard surface floor. Carpet feels soft and is easier on feet. It also gives an overall “softer” feel to the home.
Several studies find that carpets absorb sound and carpets with the proper cushion further enhance this ability.
Invariably, slip-and-fall accidents occur on hard surface floors more often than on carpeted floors.
Carpet usually costs less over time than hard surface flooring to purchase, clean, and maintain.
Carpet traps allergens, dust, and other contaminants, holding them until they can be properly removed through vacuuming and professional cleaning.
Easier to maintain
Carpeting is less labor intensive to clean and maintain than hard surface flooring and, as mentioned earlier, can cost less to maintain.
New technologies have been introduced allowing old carpet to be recycled into new carpet or other products.
Thanks to Doyle Bloss for outlining many of the benefits of carpet.
Feel like we missed one? Tell us what you like about carpet in the comments below!