This is a big question when designing a room. You have to think about all the advantages and disadvantages of using carpet, or another flooring, for your new design. Even though sometimes our heart wants one thing, our brain tells us it’s best to do another. If you are trying to decide what flooring to put down when designing a room, we have compiled some information to see if carpet is the right choice for you!
Advantages of Carpet
Aesthetics and Feel
Carpets come in a huge variety of colors, allowing you to really spice up rooms. They are a go to for designers who want odd colored floors. They also are extremely comfortable on the feet. The padding that comes with carpets allows you to walk around and stand on them for long periods without any problems. As long as they are taken care, carpets will feel light and soft on your feet. Long fiber carpets are a top choice for cozy living rooms, ones where you want to sink your feet in the carpet while watching some TV or snuggling up with a good book.
Noise Reduction and Safety
The softness of carpets also dampens noise. Rooms floored with carpets won’t be as loud as their tiled or wood counterparts. Carpets will soften the noise of children’s running feet, the dog running to the door, and when you clumsily knock something off a table. For those times you do knock something onto the ground, the chances of it breaking are heavily reduced with carpet flooring. Carpets are a lot harder to have a slip and fall accident on, which is really important to consider if you have small children running around. A little tumble on the carpet won’t be nearly as bad as slipping on tile floors.
A study done in 2005 by the German Allergy and Asthma Society found that carpets are beneficial for your health. They found that the carpet fibers trap a lot of dust, pollen, and other allergenic substances. The carpet fibers reduced these particles from being release into the air of the room, but that is also why it is so important to regularly clean your carpets. Since carpets trap dust particles in them, you need to continually clean your carpets, or else they will get damaged and filled with dirt.
which bring us to…
The Disadvantages of Carpet
This is the biggest disadvantage of carpet floors. For certain lifestyles you won’t have to clean your carpets as often, but for others it needs to be a regular thing. Dogs and children don’t pay much attention to what they bring in from the outside on their feet, and they’re more prone to knocking things over. A bad spill can really stain your carpets and require some professional cleaning help. Maintaining the health of your carpet is very important, not only for the look of the room, but also for the longevity of your carpet’s life.
On the plus side, carpet maintenance is cheaper than wood flooring maintenance a lot of the time. If you find a good professional carpet cleaning service you won’t have to worry about the maintenance of your carpet too much. We always suggest you find someone with a great knowledge and a good set of tools too really clean your carpets and get rid of any stains (accidents do happen!). Here at Clean Earth Restorations we have over two decades of experience cleaning carpets, and some of the best service in San Diego! If you are looking to maintain your carpets, give us a call and we’ll have them looking better than ever! Call us at 619-284-4239 or contact us through our website cleanearthrestorations.com. You can use the coupon at the bottom of this blog for a discount on your next service!
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