A flooring decision is a long term one and a major part of the design process, both financially and aesthetically. When deciding between Hardwoods, Laminates, Luxury Vinyl, Engineered Stone and Carpet consider your lifestyle and maintenance preferences. Do you have small children? Do you prefer vacuuming over sweeping? If so carpet may be the best choice for your home. Carpet has come a long ways since the poorly constructed shag rugs of the 70’s, so read on to find out the many reasons why carpet could be a great choice for a growing family and even for those who have pets. Some of the many advantages of carpet for pets, kids and everyone else:
Pet Friendly
Yes, today you can have pet friendly carpet featuring PureColor® protection against even the worst pet stains. PureColor carpet is both stain and fade resistant, so when accidents happen, you can clean them thoroughly without worry. Spillguard cushion provides a breathable moisture barrier that helps prevent spills and accidents from penetrating the padding and subfloor. This allows for more thorough cleaning and increased odor protection. When combining the Spillguard Cushion with a PureColor® Carpet it reduces the attraction between pet hair and carpet, allowing you to remove the hair more easily with normal vacuuming.
Repels Allergens
If you have children and pets we understand you are concerned about air quality. You can be sure that our carpets at MyNewFloor.com
emit the very lowest VOCs possible. The carpet fibers act as an air filter, trapping dust, pollen and other particles so they are not airborne. Because fibers such as polyester and nylon used in carpets today are non organic they actually repel allergens and mold proliferation. On these carpets mold has nothing to eat and pollen dries out. Carpet requires fewer cleaning chemicals than other flooring. To further protect your family use a deep cleaning vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Cushions Slips and Falls
Carpet is ideal for walking barefoot on, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when accidents occur. Falling on a padded carpet hurts a lot less than on hardwood, laminate or tile so it’s particularly functional for households with children.
Noise Reduction
Carpet is sound absorbing. No other product reduces noise and covers your floors at the same time, making it the ideal flooring for nurseries, TV and music rooms. It’s perfect for placing upstairs and on stairways to reduce the sound of footsteps. Adding cushion beneath the carpet minimizes noise even more.
Provides Warmth and Comfort
The padding under carpet provides insulation. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer lowering your heating bill. It makes for a warmer more comfortable environment and walking on it just feels way better.
Recycling
MyNewFloor.com offers recycled carpet made from PET bottles and recycled carpet fiber. The carpet industry today strives to put carpet materials back into carpet production or turns it into things such as building materials and auto parts.
Saves Money Over Time
Quality carpet will maintain its life and beauty for many years when properly cleaned and maintained. It can last from 10 - 25 years. In terms of both labor and cleaning supplies, carpet saves you money over the long run.
Now that you know the basics call one of our flooring experts at MyNewFloor.com and they will be happy to assist you in choosing the best carpet to meet your household’s needs ensuring you will have the style, fiber composition, color and durability that is best suited for your home.