Advantages of Carpet
With the wide variety of flooring options and a cultural obsession with hardwood floors, you may be wondering why you should invest in carpet. At Gateway Design & Home, we know that carpet flooring comes with plenty of benefits that outweigh those of the competition, especially if you want to craft a comfortable space within your home. Read on to learn more, and get in touch with a member of our team for a personal consultation on how carpet can benefit you!
One of the greatest advantages of carpet is comfort. It’s the softest flooring option on the market, offering cushion and shock absorption for a more comfortable experience when walking, standing, or playing on the floor. It can even help alleviate some of the consequences of standing for long periods of time on hard surfaces, such as back pain or joint problems! When you want to create a cozy space for you and your family, carpet is key.
Not only can you avoid the cold-tile feeling in the mornings with carpeting, but you can also improve the comfort of your entire home! Thick carpet, regardless of the fabric, has a high R-value, which means it helps insulate your home. This is especially true if you’ve invested in carpet padding! Carpet reduces heat loss and can help you save on the cost of keeping your home warm. With our chilly Colorado winters, we highly recommend carpet for this reason!
Another advantage of soft carpet is the noise reduction it offers. Especially in busy homes that host many different activities at once, from someone taking conference calls in the office to a child playing video games in the other room, carpet can help turn down the volume. It works as a sound barrier between floors, softens footfalls, and can help absorb ambient noise from electronics or other goings-on.
For any household with older or very young residents, carpet offers clear safety benefits. It cushions any falls and offers secure grip, unlike slippery surfaces like tile or hardwood. You can worry less when your little ones are running around when you know they’ll have a soft surface to land on in case of accidents.
Why choose carpet over hardwood? Cost is a major factor. Carpet is significantly cheaper than hardwood, not only in the cost of materials, but also in the case of installation. Carpet can be installed over virtually any material, from concrete to existing carpet, without the high demands of solid hardwood. We do recommend investing in professional installation in either case, but carpet offers a more straightforward – and often cheaper – installation process.
Home decor magazines are filled with pictures of beautiful hardwood floors, but aside from missing out on all the other benefits we’ve listed, choosing hardwood means missing out on one great detail: creating a design you can feel! Carpet is available in an almost endless array of colors, patterns, and thicknesses to match your design dreams, and it offers the unique opportunity to invest in texture. You can make a bold carpet the focus of your space or choose a simpler neutral color to support your carefully chosen decor.