Are you researching flooring options, but don’t know where to begin? We can help! In this post, we’ll focus on carpet and its benefits for your home. As you explore different types of flooring, you’ll discover that carpet provides many benefits. Let’s take a look at a few!
Comfortable and Safe
- Comfort—carpet cushions your steps, muffles sound in your home and allows your family to sit and play on the floor comfortably. Standing for long periods of time on hard flooring can strain your feet, ankles, hips and spine. Softer flooring, like carpet, can relieve pressure and provide comfort to your joints.
- Safety—carpet cushions falls and provides a safe flooring option for kids and elderly residents. Slips and falls on hard floors could cause injuries, but soft carpet provides protection if accidents occur.
- Insulation—carpet provides thermal resistance, or R-value, to your home. Basically, R-value refers to carpet’s insulation value. In fact, carpeting insulates a home up to 10 times more than hardwood flooring.
- Economical—carpet is less expensive than most flooring options. Some inexpensive carpets cost as little as $1.00 per square foot.
You have endless carpet options in terms of color, style, texture and thickness. Carpet allows you to personalize your home how you want—anywhere from selecting a neutral canvas to choosing a bold, colorful pattern. You can even choose the carpet’s fiber or pile to ensure it fits your home perfectly. Durability and stain resistance are additional carpet options for homes with pets, kids and high-traffic areas.
More programs are diverting old carpet from landfills to carpet recycling centers. Old carpet is recycled into new carpet or other products, such as roofing shingles, railroad ties and automotive parts. For example, Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has diverted more than 4 billion pounds of carpet from landfills since the group began in 2002.
As you can see, carpet offers plenty of benefits! Graham’s Flooring & Design can help you with your Loveland and Fort Collins flooring needs. Contact us today for a free consultation and we will bring flooring options to you! We look forward to working with you!