There’s just no doubt that carpet will add warmth and elegance to your home, and a stylish one at that! There are so many different fibers, colors and patterns it’s impossible not to find something that suits your style.
Make no mistake, though: It’s as functional as it is beautiful. Here are five benefits:
●It’s a good temperature insulator. That means it holds warmth or cool longer. While some materials are good heat conductors, meaning that they allow warm or cool to flow and be transferred to your body, a rug is exactly the opposite. It insulates, so warm or cool is retained longer. Bottom-line: If a room is warm, it stays that way and likewise if it’s cool.
●It’s good for health. When you sweep, pollutants can fly around and become airborne, but with carpet they get trapped into the fibers and don’t move until it’s deep-cleaned. No, vacuuming isn’t enough, because it only gets the surface dirt; you’ll need actual professional deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months, but maybe more often if you have pets or family members who love to sit and lie on the floor.
●Carpet will provide a soft fall. Not only will a rug provide traction, but any falls will automatically be softened, since the landing will be on something soft and cushiony. This is especially important for homes with children or elderly residents.
If you have a dog that runs, it won’t slip, crash into walls and hurt itself.
●A rug gives you comfort, not constraints. Do your back or feet ache after extended periods of standing on a hard surface? That’s because they’re, well, hard, but carpet is soft and flexible.
●Say bye-bye to noise! We know, those tap-tap-tapping of footsteps and beeping from devices can drive you crazy, not to mention muffled voices. A soft surface is a noise insulator, so it’ll block those things out.
For more information, come into the Massud & Son Floor Covering showroom in Central Falls, RI.