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Pros and Cons of Carpet Flooring

Carpets make for an attractive flooring option for homeowners. You could enhance the decor of your home with a carpet and refresh the look and feel of your home.

If you are planning to install carpet flooring in your home, keep reading to learn the pros and cons.

Pros of Carpet Flooring

Cost-effective - Carpet is affordable and easy to install compared to other flooring types.

Cozy - Carpet floors are a delight to walk on, it is soft underfoot and cushion the sound of walking. The thicker the carpet is, the less noisy it will be. Carpets can reduce the sound and you won’t have to worry about being noisy as you walk around. This is especially beneficial if you have a two-storey or you are living in an apartment. Your neighbours or family members will

Great for children and pets - It is a great choice if you have children or pets. Children have this never-ending energy and they are also prone to falling. Your carpeted flooring can protect them from injuries. If your toddler has just started crawling or if you have young children, carpet flooring will be a bit softer for them. The same goes for your furry friends, it will be comfortable and cosy for them. Carpet flooring is forgiving on scratches, they are less apparent than scratches on tiles or hardwood floors.

Energy-efficient - Carpet is made of thick fibres and they trap heat in the room. This is comfortable when you are walking around your home barefooted. Comparatively, hardwood floors or tiles are cold and uncomfortable to walk on barefooted. The other upside of the warm carpet flooring is lower energy bills. The heat will remain trapped in the carpet and you will remain comfortable in winters without putting a strain on your heater.

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Cons of Carpet Flooring

High Maintenance - Carpets require regular vacuuming and a professional cleaning to get rid of the stains. They may cost you more money in maintenance than other types of flooring. If something spills on a hardwood floor or tiles, mopping or sweeping can do the trick. But with carpet flooring, if anything spills it will soak into the carpet quickly and cause a permanent mark. Consequently, a professional carpet cleaning is required to get rid of the stains. It will also improve the durability and look of the carpet.

Dust mites and allergens - Carpets are perfect breeding grounds for dust mites, allergens, pet hair and insects. Everything stays on the carpet until it is cleaned. Regular vacuuming, at least once a week is necessary to keep the house clean and tidy. They also trap moisture and allergens and can trigger hay fever or allergy attacks. If you suffer from allergies, it is best to avoid carpet flooring.

Pros and Cons of Carpet Flooring | Impact Floors

In a nutshell, carpets can work for certain areas of the house. It might be better to have carpets in bedrooms and other flooring options for bathrooms and kitchens. If you are planning to sell your home, avoid carpet. Overall, the decision depends on your personal preference. Think about the pros and cons and work out what works best for you. Alternatively, speak to our flooring specialist on 1300 253 321 and we will be able to help you select the best flooring option for your needs.

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