Carpet provides thermal insulation & resistance; and in colder climates retains warm air longer, hence making carpets an energy efficient alternative. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play, or work and can give a room an overall warmer feeling.
On the other hand, carpets may trap pollutants like dust mites, pet dander, allergens, particle pollution, lead, mold spores, pesticides, dirt and dust. It is for this reason that the type of carpet should be carefully considered prior to purchase so as to ensure that the area is a suitable location for carpet.
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These are considered the general benefits of installing carpet in your space:
Carpeting adds to the décor by using color, patterns, and pile heights. The carpeting 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 it can provide a feeling of warmth.
Try curling up in front of the fireplace on a hard surface floor. Carpet feels good, soft, and easier on the feet. It also gives a “softer” feel to the home.
Several studies find that carpets absorb sound and carpets with padding further enhance this ability.
Invariably, slip-and-fall accidents occur on hard surface floors, not carpeted floors.
Carpet usually costs less over time than hard surface flooring when considering the material purchase, installation and maintenance.
New technologies have been introduced allowing old carpet to be recycled into new carpet or other products; according to one manufacturer’s study, of 121 million pounds of worn carpet collected, 85 percent was recycled into new carpet, eliminating the need for acquiring raw materials.