Carpets might not be as fashionable as they once were, with many of us opting for wooden floors in our homes. Wood flooring indeed has many benefits. It looks great, it’s easy to clean and you can easily add rugs to create texture and add some colour. But there’s a reason why carpet has been a popular choice in households all over the world for many years. In fact, there are seven of them. Below is a look at some of the reasons why carpet could be the perfect choice for your house.
A wooden floor will never be as cosy as a nice thick carpet. True, you can add a rug to wooden floors, but with carpet, you don’t have to, and you still can layer up textures with rugs if you fancy a change or want to add some extra depth. Carpeted floors give a room a cosy feel that’s perfect on a colder evening and carpets from sites like aflooringboutique.co.uk come in a range of styles, textures and colours to match your décor and improve the cosiness of your rooms.
Carpet is Warm
Carpet doesn’t just look more warming; it feels warmer too. A nice, soft carpet under your feet is always going to be warmer than cold, hard floors. Carpet also helps to insulate your house, keeping warm air in, and reducing your energy bills.
It Feels Nice Underfoot
Let’s face it, carpet, especially if it’s thick and you have good underlay, feels amazing. High-quality carpet can feel as though you are walking on a cloud, or bouncing along, and a delightfully soft carpet under your feet when you first get out of bed is a fantastic way to start your days.
Carpets Absorb Sound
Carpets don’t just trap heat; they also absorb sound. If you live in a flat and have downstairs neighbours, carpets can ease relations by minimising the sound of footsteps, the TV and other noises. If you live in a house, you won’t hear the kids playing in their rooms as much as if there were stomping on wood.
Carpet Can Prevent Slips and Cushion Falls
You are far less likely to slip or trip on carpet than you are on slippery wooden floors. Even if you spill something, it soaks in, instead of leaving a big slippery patch to cause injuries. Then, if you do fall, there’s a soft landing to cushion you. This can be especially important if you live with children, older people or people with mobility issues.
Carpets Can be Good for Your Health
There have been arguments for years about how carpet affects the health of people with allergies. For a long time, people believed that wooden floors would be healthier, as carpet holds on to dust particles. The current research suggests that carpet actually holds on to these particles that well that they can’t escape back into the air, making carpet a great choice for allergy sufferers.
Cost and Sustainability
Carpet can be expensive, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Carpets can be significantly cheaper to buy and to fit than wooden flooring, and when you’ve finished with them, they can usually be recycled or reused in other ways.
If you are thinking about installing new flooring at home, you should never dismiss the benefits of carpets.
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