Carpet is comfortable to walk on and can make your home a lot more stylish. Surprisingly, it also can keep the air inside your home cleaner, reducing allergy symptoms as a result. Like many other people, I fell into the trap of thinking that hard floors were better for people with allergies. As it turns out, however, that isn't the case. The information provided by the Carpet and Rug Institute clearly shows the benefits of carpeting. My goal is to help spread the word about why this type of flooring is such a great choice for your home.
Benefit #1 – A Stylish Choice
When we had hard flooring in our house, our interior spaces were dull and boring. Adding carpet breathed life into the space, bringing color and texture into our rooms. Since our house is somewhat dark, I opted for carpet in lighter shades. This helped brighten up the space, making it feel a lot more inviting.
Benefit #2 – Comfortable
Perhaps the biggest benefit of carpet is that it can make your home a lot more comfortable. Hard floors tend to look a little bit cold and unwelcoming. When you add carpet, however, it helps soften the space, making it look much more attractive and appealing. There is nothing like the feel of plush carpet under your feet. It adds a sense of coziness that other types of flooring lack. As a bonus, it also provides great traction compared to hard floors, reducing the likelihood of slips or falls.
Benefit #3 – A Healthier Lifestyle
Installing carpeting can make your home a lot healthier. Even though you may have heard otherwise, this is as true for people with allergies and asthma as it is for everyone else. You may be surprised to learn that carpeting can boost indoor air quality by minimizing the number of allergens floating around in the air. Carpeting is a natural choice for our home if you have allergies. It helps keep the allergens contained so that we don't have to breathe them in. Granted, you still have to keep up with vacuuming to remove the dust and allergens from the carpet. Vacuuming carpet, however, is a lot easier than vacuuming hard floors.
Benefit #4 – Less Noise
Carpeting naturally helps dampen sound, reducing echoes and creating a quieter space. This can make a big difference in how noisy your home is if you have children or pets.