We continue sharing the best floor types, and today’s roundup is dedicated to the carpet floors and their pros and cons for decorating various spots in your house.
Carpet Floors For Living Rooms
Carpets add warmth and turn any place from a cold into a cool and cozy one. Not only does it feel warm, carpets provide insulation. Whether it is hot or cold, carpets can help maintain the temperature and cut down on costs. Carpet retains between 10% and 12% of heat, which would otherwise be lost by a hard floor. Isn’t it perfect for a living room? Feeling warm and cozy is what we want from a living room.
On the other side, the more material and the denser the weave in a carpet the greater the problems from moisture absorption, staining, and mildew. Carpeting can aggravate allergy symptoms, as the fibers catch and hold dust, dirt, bugs, and bacteria. If you are allergic to dust mites or similar insects, or if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma, you should think twice about using carpet in your home.
Carpet Floors For Bedrooms
Carpet floors are very often used in bedrooms because this is the place where we want an oasis of warmth and quietness. It’s the best flooring choice if you want to minimize sound: it reduces the sound of conversation, TV, and other noises from below.
Due to the carpet textile structure, dust, pollen and dander get trapped within the carpet fibers. This reduces the amount suspended in the air by up to 50%, therefore reducing the risk of dust being inhaled, so it’s perfect for a bedroom where we spend a lot of time sleeping. All you need is vacuum regularly and since most carpet today is manufactured with a stain-resistant treatment, which doesn’t allow liquids to pass below the surface, you can sop up spills easily.
Carpet Floors For Other Spaces
As well as adding color to a room, carpet can also add class and style, so you can use it in some other areas of your home but keep in mind that any moist can damage the carpets heavily, so no bathrooms or showers. If a carpet is damaged by water or flooding, you really need to throw it out because mold and mildew can develop in the padding.
Carpets require high levels of maintenance, and if there is any lapse on your part to properly maintain the carpet, it will make the room look dirty and unsightly instead of warm and inviting. Carpet loops can easily be yanked by furniture, causing damage that is difficult to repair.
Although carpets are treated with stain guards, the chemical protectants won’t guard against everything. Pets and carpet don’t mix well, for instance. With pets, think hardwood floors, tiles, and resilient coverings.