Ten Benefits of Carpet

Here at The Carpet and Rug Institute, we love talking about the benefits of carpet and rugs. We also love it when others talk about those benefits too. CleanLink.com recently shared an article titled 10 Benefits of Carpet by Doyle Bloss, a marketing and brand manager at the carpet cleaning equipment manufacturer Hydramaster. Here are his top ten benefits of carpet: Appearance Carpet adds to the décor by using color, patterns, and pile heights. Carpet can create the image you want in your home or business. Style With the hundreds of patterns, cuts, and colors, there are literally thousands of possibilities to “fulfill” the style statement. Insulation Carpet can help save energy as it is an important contributor to the insulation of the indoor environment. Carpet insulates floors and provides a psychological feeling of warmth. Learn more about how carpet makes rooms feel warmer. Feel Try curling up in front of the fireplace on a hard surface floor. Carpet feels soft and is easier on feet. It also gives an overall “softer” feel to the home.Acoustics Several studies find that carpets absorb sound and carpets with the proper cushion further enhance this ability. Learn more about carpet and acoustics. Safety Invariably, slip-and-fall accidents occur on hard surface floors more often than on carpeted floors. Learn more about how carpet can reduce slip-and-fall accidents. Cost savings Carpet usually costs less over time than hard surface flooring to purchase, clean, and maintain. Learn more about the best ways to clean your carpet.Health Carpet traps allergens, dust, and other contaminants, holding them until they can be properly removed through vacuuming and professional cleaning. Learn more about carpet and health. Easier to maintain Carpeting is less labor intensive to clean and maintain than hard surface flooring and, as mentioned earlier, can cost less to maintain. Learn more about maintaining carpet with the help of CRI’s Seal of Approval program.  Sustainable New technologies have been introduced allowing old carpet to be recycled into new carpet or other products. Learn more about carpet’s sustainability. Thanks to Doyle Bloss for outlining many of the benefits of carpet. Feel like we missed one? Tell us what you like about carpet in the comments below! – Paul

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