Benefits Of Carpet
The beauty, performance, value, and sustainability of carpet make it the right choice for your home. Carpet improves homes by cushioning the impact of slips and falls, dampening noise, and making it easier to learn and concentrate. Today’s carpets are environmentally friendly, engineered to resist staining and fading, and withstand even heavy foot traffic.
Adds Beauty and Style
With thousands of carpet styles and colors, your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger, bolder patterns, and textures.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
New carpet is the lowest VOC-emitting flooring choice available. It actually acts as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen, and particles and then removing them from the breathing zone.
“Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with carpet.”
Provides Warmth and Comfort
Carpet provides actual thermal insulation and resistance, or R-value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play, or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling.
Softens Slips and FallsCarpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls, and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals.
Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers, and sound systems make our homes noisy places. Carpet helps to absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below. Carpet on stairs also helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.
Indoor Air Quality
Clearing the Air
Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved indoor air quality, it does have a very positive effect. Gravity causes common household particles, such as dust, pollen, and pet and insect dander, to fall to the floor. Carpet traps particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air. Proper cleaning with CRI-approved vacuums effectively removes dust and allergens from the carpet and helps keep them out of the air we breathe.
“Carpet traps particles, removing them from the breathing zone.”
Asthma and Allergies
A misconception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.
Mold and VOC misconceptions
When carpet is kept clean and dry, mold simply cannot grow on synthetic fibers. Carpet is recognized as one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds among various flooring choices and interior finishes. The Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus program identifies carpet, adhesive, and cushion products that meet or exceed government indoor air quality regulations and are the lowest emitting products on the market.
Carpet Is A Sustainable Choice
The carpet industry is minimizing carpet’s impact on the environment through the “3 Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. When carpet reaches the end of its long life, it is reused to make new carpet or is recycled into a variety of products, including roofing shingles, railroad ties, and automotive parts.
“The carpet industry is minimizing carpet’s impact on the environment through the “3 Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
When you visit our Carpet City location in Vancouver, you will be walked through each carpet display in our showroom by one of our experienced staff members, who will be able to answer any questions you may have and inform you of anything you will need to know about a particular carpet style. We caryYou will have access to carpet styles from Frieze, Berber, Saxony and more. We also offer carpets in any color, size or pattern you could possibly desire.
Contact us today to talk with one of our flooring professionals. We will be glad to guide you through the process of choosing, purchasing and installing your new carpet.