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During your home planning process, have you been undecisive about which flooring option to use? Of course, people would normally choose tiles, granite, marble, etc. for their materials. But what about adding a carpet on top of all that?

Carpets have been a staple in many homes ever since. In fact, people would add them to enhance the overall aesthetic of their interior among other things. This is something that could make your home even cozier not only for your family but for your guests as well.

If carpets are still not on your list as part of your home enhancement, then perhaps these reasons will change your mind about why they’re the better option.

Reasons Why Carpets Are the Better Option

  1. Comfortable Underfoot

One of carpets main benefits is that it’s much easier to walk on, and stand for long periods of time, with less discomfort. Vinyl, laminates and wood flooring can feel cold underfoot, especially in winter, whereas carpet is softer and warmer. Additionally, carpet is a more flexible material than hard floor options, so provides shock absorbing qualities. More industrial flooring like concrete or tiles tend to jolt your body as you walk because the force of your impact on the floor reverberates back up through your legs, rather than being absorbed by carpet.

  1. Warm to the Touch

Not only is carpet warmer to walk on, it also adds insulation to a room. Combining it with a good quality underlay means that heat loss through the floor is much reduced. This can add to savings made on energy costs on heating the home, as it keeps a room feeling more snug and cosy. Source: Smithfield Carpets Ltd

  1. It’s Budget-Friendly

Let’s face it: buying new flooring isn’t cheap. That said, if you choose the right carpets, you won’t be breaking the bank like you would be if you were to install hardwood.

Hardwood floors look great, but they come at a high price point that many people can’t afford. Most people end up using rugs in their living areas for more comfort, and rugs are also expensive.

A one-time carpet installation will be cheap enough for most household budgets.

If you have room to stretch your budget, you can install fancier carpets. Whether you want something sleek and unobtrusive or you love the look of retro shag carpets, there are options that will fit your budget.

  1. It Dampens Sound

Everyone has lived in an apartment where you could hear everything that the people above you and beside you were doing, right? Even if you tiptoe through the house, you’re making noise.

This is especially true if you have tile, vinyl, or hardwood floors in your living spaces. Even socked feet can sound like horse hooves when there’s nothing dampening your steps.

If you have a multi-story home, a condo, or even just thin walls, carpets can make sure that you’re not disturbing the other people in your house.

Carpets will also dampen the normal floor sounds like creaks. Old floors often creak, but those creaks are more obvious when you have hardwood floors.

This is one thing that makes carpets great for nurseries. Don’t worry about waking up your baby while you’re checking on them. The carpet will keep your footsteps quiet! Source: National Floors Direct

  1. Style

Carpet is also a stylish flooring option that can add warmth and character to any room. With a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures to choose from, homeowners can find a carpet that complements their existing decor or creates a new look altogether. Additionally, carpet can be customized to fit any room size or shape, making it a versatile choice.

  1. Energy Efficiency

Finally, carpet is an energy-efficient flooring option. Carpet helps to insulate a room, trapping heat and keeping it inside during the winter months. This not only keeps a home or office comfortable, but it can also help to reduce energy bills. Additionally, carpet can help to reduce noise pollution, making it an excellent choice for homes or offices located in busy or noisy areas. Source: Wilson’s Custom Flooring

If carpets still aren’t your thing in 2024, then perhaps this content could have convinced you. To get an idea of the options available, just give us a call!