There are two types of homeowners: carpet lovers and carpet haters. Some like the feel of tile or hardwood flooring through the entire house, which also means avoiding the vacuum at all costs. Others love the feel of a soft, plush carpet on their toes when coming home from a hard day of life. Not many are aware of the benefits of having carpet and want to avoid it at all costs. Here are a couple reasons why you should consider having carpet in your home.
The benefits of having carpet are comfort, aesthetics, safety, it is a muting material, and it’s low maintenance.
There is just something about carpet that makes the home feel cozy. Maybe it’s the warmth or the likeness it has to a warm comfy blanket, but somehow carpet always gives any home a more comforting environment.
These days you can customize or design the carpeting for any room in the exact way you like it. With different colors, designs, length of the carpet piling and more, the possibilities seem just about endless. The carpeting could be the biggest statement piece in the room, allowing you to decorate around what makes it stand out the most. On the opposite hand, you could be very subtle with the carpeting and just let it be a supporting lead to your furniture or wall color.
Carpet being so comfortable and plush also makes the room a little more safe for young children. Young children who are learning how to walk, stand, crawl and overall balance are less likely to injure themselves on carpet as they start to explore and learn the limits of their mobility. Although infants are fragile and will benefit from the cushioning of carpet, anyone of any age that may fall onto carpet will avoid injury compared to hardwood flooring.
Also unlike hardwood flooring, carpeted floors are slip resistant. Water or any other wet substance will be absorbed into the carpeting instead of leaving a puddle for someone to slip on.
Sounds travels far and loud with tile or hardwood flooring, especially if a home has multiple floors. Having carpet will minimize the amount of sound that travels because the sound will be absorbed by the underlying padding and the carpet fibers if they’re thick enough. If there is a room upstairs that is typically noisy, carpeting in that room will ensure that the room right below doesn’t get too bothered by the amount of activity going on.
As long as you are regularly vacuuming and cleaning spills upon contact, the carpeting in your room should look amazing for a very long time. With tile or wood flooring you have to worry about scratches, scuffs, sweeping, mopping, spills and so much more. When it comes to maintaining and cleaning carpet, vacuuming and taking care of stains when they’re fresh are 2 key rules (or only rules) you need for carpets longevity.
Whether you are building a home from the ground up or are considering changing the flooring in your home, reflect on these benefits of having carpet in comparison to tile or hardwood flooring.