With so many colors and patterns from which to choose , carpet has a style all its own. Carpet gives a space an entirely different feel, from luxurious and elegant to casual and comfortable. Consider a short pile or Berber carpet for a formal room or a long pile frieze for a more casual space such as a kid’s room.
After walking on tile or concrete for a period of time your body can ache. Hard surface flooring is just that – hard! There is no flexibility underfoot, so it lacks the ability to act as a shock absorber for your footsteps. Carpet, on the other hand, feels great to walk, sit and lay on. It also provides shock absorption due to its flexibility and cushioning.
Carpet provides excellent insulation to any space. The reduction in heat loss means that carpet can help you reduce your energy or gas bill.
While many have heard that hard surface floors are more beneficial to people with asthma and allergies, recent studies have shown the opposite. Hard surfaces allow allergens to linger on the surface & get stirred up by breezes & foot traffic, while carpeting traps allergens within its fibers until you have the chance to suck them up with your vacuum. There are even carpet options that are specifically engineered to be hypo-allergenic. Speak with one of our sales representatives to find the carpet that best suits your health needs.
Carpet helps absorb sound much better than hard surface floors. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful room, carpet is certainly the way to go. Hard surfaces can’t absorb sound. Sound simply bounces off the walls and creates and echo in the room, unless you lay out area rugs as an insulator. Carpet completely alleviates this problem.
Hard surface floors can be slippery. Carpet provides a soft-landing surface and helps prevent falls in the first place, especially on stairs. Hardwood or laminate stairs present a safety concern, especially among young children or elderly adults. A properly selected stair runner increases safety by preventing many slips and falls.