You made the decision to renovate your home, but now you are not completely sure what exactly it is that you want to do. Maybe add a fresh coat of paint or complement your current décor with scatter cushions, statues or hanging plaques? Have you, however, considered working your way from the floor up?
While some might think of carpets as outdated, this could not be further from the truth. For some time now, carpets have been making quite a comeback, and it is easy to see why when you look at all the pros this flooring option has to offer.
Here are 7 reasons why carpets should be your first choice when you are revamping your home:
- Quality Modern Carpets
The quality of carpets has evolved a lot over the years. Today, you can purchase superior products, which provide homeowners with the benefit of a hardwearing product that is guaranteed to last for many years. High-quality carpets can be highly resistant to both staining and the fading caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Carpets are made from a variety of materials, including nylon, polyester, acrylic, polypropylene, wool and various blended fabrics. Choosing the right fibre or material is very important, as this will affect the way the carpet looks and feels.
- Reduce Noise
A common trend is to recreate the big screen experience in the comfort of the home. An intricate part of turning a room into a home theatre is the installation of carpets. The reason for this is because carpets can reduce sound reverberation ten times more than any other type of flooring. Moreover, various flooring underlay products are specifically available for noise reduction.
When it comes to carpets, durability is very important. The underlay often allows lightweight carpets to perform well and outlast their warranties by years, making carpets the perfect investment to add value to your house.
- Various Types of Carpets
There are many different types of carpets and all of these perform differently in particular environments. The pile is the most important factor. Pile is the way that the yarn is woven, stuck together or combined to form a carpeting surface. Some carpets contain yarn that is looped over, others are cut straight across and it is even possible to get both loops and cuts in the same carpet.
You have to be sure that the carpet is suited to the environment and conditions of where it will be placed. Heavy traffic areas are not recommended for luxurious, plush carpets, as footprints will show, dirt will be tracked in and the carpet will wear quickly. Luxurious carpets are, however, heavenly in a bedroom, as they provide a softer underfoot texture. Carpets with continuous loops are more durable for high traffic areas and are less likely to wear as quickly under pressure.
- Air Quality
The incorrect perception that a soft floor covering adversely affects health can finally be put to rest with the development of new technologies. In fact, research indicates that carpeting actually reduces asthma and allergic reactions due to its dust trapping properties, thereby making it a wiser choice if you have asthma or allergies.
- Temperature Control
Although the South African climate is often associated with warm and sunny days, there are areas in the country that can become extremely cold, especially during the winter months. This makes it important to choose floor coverings that are suitable to both these types of temperatures. Carpets, in conjunction with a carpet underlay, provide you with a level of insulation that keeps heat from escaping from an area, while keeping the cold out where it belongs. Being able to control the temperature in this way has the added bonus of affecting your monthly electricity bill in a good way.
For more information about the benefits of carpets, visit your nearest Top Carpets and Floors branch today. We offer the widest range of superior quality carpets that will definitely make an impression!