Covering floors with rugs, or hard wearing material like animal skins, has been around forever but the trend in using wall-to-wall carpet in homes started in the 1950s post-World War II housing boom in America. Technological advances in the way carpets were being made – a switch from woven to tufted carpets where the pile is injected into a backing material – and in the use of nylon instead of wool meant that suddenly carpet was no longer an expensive luxury. But why should you choose carpet for your homes today?
The most significant factor is comfort under foot. The soft surface and cushioning effect of carpet makes it the easiest option for your feet. It also provides excellent warmth and acts as an additional insulator in your home, helping with your energy efficiency.
Carpet is also a lot ‘quieter’ than other forms of flooring. It stifles foot noise, reduces that empty room echo sound and blocks noise from travelling as much between floors. And don’t forget it’s a lot safer. You are not as likely to have a serious accident on your carpet as it is non-slip and provides a cushioned fall. And if you drop any fragile items they are less likely to be damaged.
Nor is carpet an expensive option as typically it costs less than other types of popular flooring. You should be able to buy your carpet and have it professionally fitted for less than hardwood or tile floorings. Some people think that it is harder to keep carpet clean but most made today are highly stain-resistant and very easy to maintain.
Last but not least is decoration. A lot of people now act as their own ‘Interior Designer’ and as you can get carpet in any style, design, colour or pattern it has become an integral part of decorating a room.
So, for all these reasons, carpet is still typically the number one flooring choice, featuring in several rooms of a house. For more information on carpet and other flooring solutions, please take a moment to explore the rest of our informational website.