Carpeting is one of the most popular types of flooring found in a home. A recent Houzz survey showed that 38% of recipients planned to carpet major rooms in their home, such as a master bedroom. While many homeowners prefer the soft feeling of carpet textures underneath their feet and the added protection from a cold floor, many do not know the other benefits of carpet installation.
During the winter and summer months, it can be difficult to keep your house at a comfortable temperature without spending hundreds on heating and cooling services. Carpet installation can provide a house with insulation, which will help keep the temperature at a comfortable level during the harsher months.
If your house is filled with rambunctious children or frail elderly family members, carpeting will ensure the minimal amount of injuries from slipping. Carpets will also create a soft padding, making damage minimal when falls do occur.
Improved Air Quality
Carpets have been proven to trap contaminants, such as allergens. A study in Sweden showed that when carpet usage decreased by 70%, allergic reactions within the general population increased by 30%. This is because the fibers used in carpet designs trap the dirt, keeping it there until the carpet can be cleaned.
If you have a busy house, chances are there will be a lot of stomping feet. Wooden flooring can creak beneath feet, creating a loud noise that can echo throughout the house. Studies have shown that using a carpet floor covering can help reduce the noise from your home. For extra sound padding, try using a thicker carpet. Carpet padding is typically ¼ an inch at its thinnest, and ½ thick at the thickest.