The main reason most people choose to install carpet is because of the beautiful and highly customizable appearance that it offers for any home or workplace. However, there are a number of additional benefits to installing carpet that are often overlooked by property owners. Installing carpet is a sound lifestyle and financial decision for a number of reasons that go far beyond its beautiful looks and luxurious comfort.
The level of noise inside a property has a serious impact on the sense of comfort and well-being of its occupants. Fitted carpet will eliminate the noise from impact that occurs from the regular use of a property and also contributes to overall noise reduction within the property due to its ability to absorb sound. The impact reduction and sound absorption effects of carpeting can reduce the regular noise in a property by up to 30dB, which is far beyond the 5-15dB reduction offered by other forms of floor covering.
Installed carpet offers a significant contribution to the heat retention in a property. Carpet is a natural thermal insulator thanks to its low levels of heat conduction. Approximately 10% of the heat of a room is retained by a carpet, which would otherwise be lost to the air. Moreover, the warmth and comfort of carpet even in cold seasons means less energy spent on warming up the flooring itself. Depending on the climate, carpet installation can save around 4-6% on a property’s annual heating bill, which can cover the cost of the carpet itself after a few years.
The additions to safety afforded by carpets comes in two different forms: a reduction in the chance of slipping, particularly after spills, and a significant decrease in the stress on lower body joints and bones from the cushioning effect of a carpet’s soft and resilient fiber base. Properties with children or the elderly will benefit even more from the safety aspects of carpet installation.
Carpets help maintain a healthy environment by trapping dust from the air and holding it safely until they are cleaned. Dust will settle quickly in properties with carpet, and then is held securely in place by the carpet’s pile fibers. Unlike in the case of uncovered floors or other types of floor covering, dust is not kept in the property’s air by incoming drafts. The benefits of keeping dust down are even greater because of all the allergens, germs and bacteria that are found in common household and workplace dust.
There are currently no known allergies that result from common carpeting materials. There is a common misconception that carpets are a breeding ground for dust mites, but most dust mites will actually be found in bedding. Regularly vacuuming and cleaning carpets and keeping their rooms well-ventilated and dry will ensure that carpets retain their natural antiseptic state.
Installation and Maintenance
Modern carpet installation is fast, simple and cheap, which means that consumers have a wide range of options when it comes to picking the right carpet for their property, whether they choose wall-to-wall carpeting or incorporate it into a more varied arrangement. Modern carpets also have excellent resilience to wear and tear, which means they will offer many years of comfortable and guaranteed use.
Carpets require no more maintenance than any other type of flooring or floor covering, with regular vacuuming and yearly professional cleaning.