Get Comfy with Carpet Flooring
Carpet is one of the most common types of flooring throughout Michigan and the United States. With so many flooring options to choose from, you’ll want to learn more about the benefits of having carpet installed in your home by Mans Lumber. Investing in a new floor can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Carpet is an excellent choice for many reasons. When you choose carpeting for your home, you have a vast selection of colors and styles that you can choose based on your preferences. There are also three types of carpet available. Learn more about carpet and contact our team today to request an estimate.
Why Choose Carpet
Carpet flooring provides actual thermal 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. You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colors. That means 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.
New carpet is the lowest VOC-emitting flooring choice available. It actually acts as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with carpet. Carpet 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 modern sound systems make our homes noisy places. Carpet helps 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. And carpet on stairs helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.
Carpet Types & Colors
Many homeowners start with carpet when considering their flooring options. There are many good reasons to do so, but you’ll want to know more about the types and colors of carpeting available to you.
The three types of carpeting are cut pile, loop pile, and cut and loop pile. Cut pile carpeting is very versatile and is frequently used in living rooms, bedrooms, and dens. Loop pile carpet is made up of loops of yarn. This carpeting style creates more of a pattern or texture than cut pile carpets. Loop pile is more durable than cut pile, and each loop of yarn is attached at both ends rather than at just one. Cut and loop pile carpeting is a combination of the previous two types. It’s the best of both worlds and is versatile and durable. It’s a great choice for high-traffic areas because it can hide wear and tear.
The color of the carpeting you choose can have a big impact on the room it’s in. The good news is that carpet comes in just about every color of the rainbow. When you’re in doubt, go with a shade darker. Carpet always looks lighter after it’s installed. Color can also impact the perceived size of a room. Lighter carpets make rooms appear larger, while darker carpets make the room seem smaller and more intimate. If you’re someone who often tends to redecorate, go with a neutral carpet color to give you more flexibility.
The Benefits of Carpet as a Flooring Choice
When choosing a flooring type, you should make the choice that best fits your style and budget. You should also know the benefits of each flooring type. Carpet has a lot of benefits and can warm any room. Carpeting is very common in bedrooms and living rooms. Just because you choose carpeting for some areas of your home doesn’t mean you can’t go with another flooring option for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas. Check out some of the benefits carpet can provide for you:
Warmth & Comfort
Carpet feels good underfoot, and it also provides thermal installation and resistance, known as R-value. Carpeting retains warm air longer in colder climates like Michigan. This allows you to conserve energy and save money. Carpet is a comfortable flooring choice, and kids and pets love it.
Indoor Air Quality
Newer forms of carpeting provide the lowest VOC emissions. Carpet is a passive air filter and traps dust, pollen, and other particles to remove them from the breathing zone. People with allergies and asthma have seen their symptoms improve with carpeting.
Whether you have kids, are elderly, or have physical challenges, carpeting is harder to slip on and softer to fall on.
Your home can be a noisy place with all the devices that play video or audio content. Carpet absorbs noise and works as a sound barrier between floors. Carpet is also a popular choice for stairs because it masks the sound of foot traffic.
Carpeting provides you with a diverse array of color and design options. While hardwood flooring is beautiful, carpeting gives you just as many choices, if not more.
Carpet is much less expensive than hardwood. High-quality carpeting can often be installed at about half the price of hardwood flooring. Carpet is also warmer than hardwood, saving you money on heating costs during the cold Michigan winters.
Carpet Maintenance Tips
Carpet is very simple to clean; all you need to do is vacuum it. With hardwood flooring, you’ll need to sweep and mop and wait for the floors to dry. You should also have your carpets professionally cleaned about once a year to remove dirt, dust, and allergies that have become embedded in it. Ask your family to wipe their feet and remove their shoes to avoid dirtying the carpet. Remove spots and stains quickly, so they don’t stick around.
Choose Mans Lumber for Your Carpeting Needs
If you’ve decided that carpeting is the best flooring choice for your home, trust the experienced team at Mans Lumber. We’ve been serving homeowners in Canton, Birmingham, Trenton, and Ann Arbor, MI since 1900. We’re on time, fair, and believe that customer service is key. Contact us today to learn more about carpet and request your estimate.