Learn the Facts about Carpet

Carpet has always been one of the most common flooring options available. It’s soft, reduces noise, and helps insulate rooms. Along with carpets popularity and many advantages, there are also a few false myths Flowers Flooring would like to debunk. This blog will cover the top 5 carpet myths and provide you with the actual carpet facts.

Myth 1: Carpet is Difficult to Maintain

Keeping carpet clean and maintained isn’t any more difficult than any other flooring option. If you stay on top of carpet maintenance the process is simple. Flowers Flooring recommends regular weekly vacuuming and a professional cleaning every year. Of course, your cleaning routine can vary based on the amount of foot traffic you have in your home, but regular vacuuming will keep dirt and other debris from getting stuck in the carpet fibers, which can result in matted down carpet. When it comes to spot cleaning, Flowers Flooring recommends cleaning any spill thoroughly and immediately. The less time that liquid sits on the carpet, the less likely it will stain. There are several different stain resistant carpet fibers to choose from that are very helpful if you have kids or pets. To learn more about family friendly carpet, check out one of Flowers Flooring’s most popular carpets – Shaw Floors Lifeguard Carpet.

Myth 2: Carpet Aggravates Allergies

One of the biggest myths about carpet is that it is bad for allergies. Carpet in fact helps you breathe easier. Carpet acts as an allergen trap and holds significant amounts of dirt, dust and other substances, so they don’t float around in the air you are breathing. The debris stays trapped in your carpet until you are ready to remove it with regular vacuuming. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that individuals with asthma or allergies use a vacuum with a HEPA air filter to trap even the smallest particles and allergens that usually just pass through other vacuum cleaners.

Myth 3: Carpet Emits Harmful Chemicals

Lately there’s been a lot of concern about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the flooring industry. Many people claim that the new carpet smell is harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde being leaked in the air. First and foremost, formaldehyde isn’t even used in the carpet manufacturing process today and hasn’t been used since 1978. The truth is that carpet is actually one of the lowest emitters of VOCs in the household environment and ranks lower than wall paint in multiple tests.

Myth 4: Carpet Harms the Environment

In recent years, there’s been a push for greener flooring options, and the carpet industry is now a big part of this movement. Synthetic carpet materials, which dominate the industry are often reused and recycled into the new carpet fibers. Many of the carpet lines from major brands are now made from recycled materials.

Myth 5: Carpet is Outdated

Carpets come in such a wide variety of patterns and colors, ranging from traditional designs to exotic animal prints. There’s even glow in the dark carpet for kids’ rooms! Many homeowners use a mix of carpet, hardwood and tile in their homes to create an incredible, beautiful effect.

Now you know the myths about carpet and how great a choice carpet can be for your home. The next step is to stop into our showroom located in Cornelius, NC to see our collections in person and pick out the carpet that’s right for you and your home. Call the showroom today to schedule your free in-home carpet estimate (704) 445-7750 or visit our blog to learn more about carpet.