With our new range of carpets recently introduced here at Floormania, we thought now would be a great time to tell you all about the advantages of having a carpet in your home. With an abundance of colours and styles to suit any room and budget, you can find the right carpet to match your lifestyle needs. Here are 8 reasons why carpet is a great flooring choice for homes:
1. The cushioning effect
One of the most noticeable differences between carpet and hard floors is the texture – carpets are a lot softer on the feet compared to hard floors such as wood or laminate. This gives an added comfort when walking, standing and of course, curling up after a long day (something you may find difficult on a hard floor)!
2. Health benefits
Carpets trap particles and dust which improves the air quality and circulation within the home. For this reason, they can help ease health problems such as asthma and allergies.
3. Safety bonus
To help prevent slips and falls, carpets are considered a safer option than hard floors where slips are more likely to happen. This is particularly beneficial for families with young children or elderly residents with mobility problems.
4. Save on heating
Compared to hard floors, carpets have significant insulating qualities, providing extra warmth during cold seasons. This can keep the heating bills low, as carpets are able to preserve warm air for longer.
5. Enjoy the peace and quiet
As well as insulating a room, carpets are also excellent noise absorbers. Where hard floors often echo the sound of footsteps, carpets do the opposite by muffling noises, creating a nice, quiet environment.
6. A cost-effective option
Many carpet ranges are budget friendly with long life expectancies if well looked after. In comparison to hard floors which often require preparation prior to installation, carpets can be easily installed over many different sub-floors, keeping the costs low.
7. Stylish and appealing
With so many styles, patterns and colours to choose from, plain rooms can be transformed into statement spaces with the right carpet. Choose dark colours to bring warmth to a room, light shades to make a space feel bigger and opt for a textured carpet to add dimension to a minimalistic room.
Our Floormania carpet experts are on hand to help you with the next step in the process. Contact us here for advice on finding the perfect carpet for your home.