Carpet floors add great warmth and beauty to any home, but there are many things that can go wrong with carpet flooring. Not all problems are due to the actual material, but many times it is only the lack of proper care that causes problems. A carpet floor is simply a textile flooring consisting of a top layer of pile bonded to a backing, sometimes containing several layers. The pile in old carpets was typically made of coarse wool, although since the late 20th century, artificial fibers including nylon, polypropylene, or polyester have been used. Synthetic fibers will cost less, but if they are not properly cared for, they can cause the same problems as wool.
Some people mistakenly think that carpet flooring is the same as tile or marble floors. This misconception can be quickly corrected by knowing the major differences between carpet and tile, and luxury vinyl flooring. Carpet has been used in homes and commercial buildings for hundreds of years. It is still widely used today because it is comfortable and easy to clean, and it provides superior sound insulation compared to other types of flooring. Carpet is constructed by weaving individual strands of fabric together to form a solid backing. Each strand is specially cut to fit in its destination, which allows the carpet to be more durable and resistant to damage than any other flooring option.
One major advantage of the carpet is that it is completely comfortable. It has padding between each piece that is dense enough to provide a very comfortable feel. Because it is so comfortable, it can also help reduce aches and pains associated with sitting in high traffic areas. With a deep, plush, comfortable carpet, visitors will stay for hours instead of sitting briefly, which can cause unnecessary strain on their bodies and aggravate tired legs and feet.
High traffic areas are not the only places carpet flooring is most effective. In areas prone to spills and stains, such as the kitchen and bathroom, it can be an effective solution. Carpet absorbs liquid quickly and is easily cleaned up with mild soap and water, leaving behind little to no mess or stains. Even on porous surfaces, such as wood and granite, vinyl flooring remains hard and durable and able to withstand staining. Spills are easy to wipe up and stains are easily removed with a sponge and a little elbow grease.
For families with children or pets, another carpet flooring choice is wool carpets. The wool is durable and comfortable, making it a great floor choice for day-to-day use, and is also an ideal choice for upholstery in high traffic areas and other busy areas, such as bedrooms and kitchens. It is also a great choice in areas with pets or children, as it’s soft and comfortable feel is perfect for baby’s toys and favorite stuffed animals. Wool has even been recommended by allergy sufferers as a possible treatment and prevention of allergies and asthma.
No matter which type of carpet flooring you choose, whether natural or synthetic, installation is always the best way to ensure long-lasting and safe flooring. Professional installation ensures the highest quality flooring that will last a lifetime and will give you peace of mind when walking on your new floors every day. With a professional installation performed by skilled technicians using the most advanced carpet mounting systems, you are guaranteed to have a carpet flooring system that will enhance the beauty of your home and increase the value of your property.