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Benefits of Carpet:Decorating your home with carpet does not have to be a chore; it can be both fun and exciting. Homes, like your clothing, express your unique personality. You carefully pick clothes to match a certain look and feel. You can pick carpeting to create a look and feel for the personality of your home too. Your carpet selections can make your home a beautiful and comfortable place to share with family and friends.
If you have ever woken up on a cold morning or watched a toddler tumble while taking its first few precious steps, then you already know why carpet is the flooring choice most favored by homeowners.
Carpet has outsold every other type of floor covering for nearly 50 years because it is practical, fashionable and very versatile flooring choice. Since carpeting has all these advantages, each year most of all the flooring purchases made are for carpeting.
Carpet offers many advantages that other flooring choices do not have.
Comfortable Warmth - Carpeting is a far better choice for bedrooms, family rooms or other rooms than tile or wood flooring when you want warmth underfoot. Cold floors in the morning are not fun!
Energy Efficient Insulation - When you have Carpet and carpet padding installed, you then have an extra layer of insulation between the floors of your home which contributes to the R-value of a home, adding to its energy efficiency and saving you money on your heating or cooling bills and saving the environment.
Cleaner Indoor Air - There have been scientific studies on carpeting that shows that having carpeting on your floor can actually improve the indoor air quality of your home or building as it traps potential allergy-causing particulates. Properly cleaning and maintaining your carpet is necessary to improve your indoor air quality.
Carpeting is Safer in a Fall - Especially important for young children and the elderly, carpet provides a far better non-slip surface that other flooring materials to prevent accidents in the first place. If you do have the misfortune to flip or fall, the carpeting and padding provides a much better cushioning to other flooring choices.
Carpeting Reduced Noises and Improves Acoustics - The best choice for sound reduction is carpeting because it reduces ambient noise and echoes better than any other flooring material. Because of this, carpet should be the only flooring material for a home theater. Having carpet installed in a room reduces undesirable noise 3 key ways: reduces the noise of foot traffic very helpful on stair and on upper floors, insulates sounds between different levels of a building and absorbs sounds even echoes within the room that is carpeted. Carpeting on the best choice in apartments, condos and office buildings.
Carpeting Hides Damaged Floors - Cosmetic damage, cracks and even minor warping of existing flooring will disappear once you install carpeting on top of it. Nothing can disguise surface damage to flooring than beautiful new carpeting!
Carpets Offer More Decorating Options - Good carpeting becomes the foundation of any room's decor. Since there are so many styles, patterns, materials, textures and colors, choosing carpeting for your flooring means that you have unlimited number of decorating possibilities. In order to compliment your furniture, you can choose from neutral tones to rich solids to tons of patterned carpets.
Carpeting Is Easy To Care For - Technology is great and the new carpets today mean that the worst spills are easier to clean up and that carpeting is more stain-resistant than ever before.
Carpet Has a Variety of Uses - Carpeting isn't just for floors! You can install carpeting on steps and stairs, posts, dividers, walls, or any other and other irregular or uneven surface.
Carpeting Has a Lower Cost - With cheaper material costs, removal and installation costs, carpet is a more economical alternative to many other flooring choices.
Carpets Have a Long Life - If you are looking for a remarkably durable flooring choice that will outlast many other varieties of floor covering, you want carpeting!
How to Select Your Carpet:
Nothing feels as good to your feet as carpeting does while it enhances the beauty of your home or office. Carpeting also enhances your environments peace and quiet by absorbing sounds.
It is not just the soft comfortable cushioned feeling your feet will love when you are walking on soft plush carpeting with good padding; it is also that warm feeling your feet will have insulated against the cold flooring underneath.
Carpeting adds safety as well as comfort to your life. A glass or plate dropped onto a carpeted floor will not shatter into dangerous shards as easily as it would on wood or tile floors, and neither will your TV remote or reading glasses.
Wet tile or marble floors can be like skating on ice, and even though you have slightly better traction on wet hardwood floors, nothing beats the traction of carpeted floors greatly reducing not on trips and falls, but eliminating or reducing the severity of an injury if someone does fall.
Since flooring and carpeting is a key decorative element in your home or office and a major purchase, you should keep several factors in mind during your carpet selection process.
Where to buy the best carpeting at the best price is easy once you know about Dalton Carpet. What to buy is a bit more difficult, so at Dalton Carpet we created a carpet information section on our web site to help you make the best decision and choose the right carpeting based upon your unique needs, lifestyle, and what best fits your budget.
Ask Yourself these Questions About The Location and Use Of Your New Carpeting:
Before it is time to purchase your new carpeting, you need to answer the following questions:
How are you going to use the carpeted room?
Will the carpeted room get heavy or light foot traffic?
Will the carpeting be away from all outside entrances?
Will the carpeted room be the center of activity for family and entertaining?
Will there be food in drink in the carpeted room?
Will people lie down on or play on the carpet?
Will the carpet be in direct sunlight?
Special Consideration for Carpeting Rooms with Heavy Traffic:In a carpeted area where you are expecting to have heavy foot traffic such a hallway, staircase or family room, do not skimp on the carpet you buy. In a heavy traffic area, you should buy the best carpet you can afford as better carpeting lasts longer and will ultimately save you money.
Look for performance rating guidelines when you are shopping for carpeting. While rating systems are different for different brands of carpeting, a 5-point scale is most common with number 4 or 5 rating best for high traffic areas and a 2 or 3 rating sufficient for guest rooms or other low traffic areas.
Carpet Quality Factors:
Both the way the carpet is constructed and the types of fibers used to manufacture the carpeting determine its quality as well as its performance in your home or office.
Just changing the density of the tufts in a carpet or the way the fibers, or yarns, are twisted and heat set can improve the quality of a carpet.
Do not be fooled and equate carpet pile height with quality and or durability. Buying a deeper pile carpet will give it a more luxurious feel but it does not mean that the carpet will wear better or even last longer.
Carpet Color Choices:
Since wall-to-wall carpeting and large area rugs cover such a large percentage of space in a room, it becomes a focal point and the base foundation for the whole room's dcor. Just as the selection of what style carpet you buy is a very personal thing, color section is as well.
Selecting the right color carpet for your room may not just be for aesthetic considerations, but for particle reasons as well as darker colored carpeting may better hide any soil or light stations in a high traffic area of your home or office.
Even though the stain resistance of carpeting has greatly improved making it far easier to clean, it may still not be wise to have an extremely light color carpet in some rooms due to high traffic or spill potential. Beside using darker color carpeting, these rooms will also benefit from tweeds, patterns and textures which will help disguise common soil in your home's high traffic areas.
While darker colors provide coziness, carpet in lighter colors will make a room appear larger. Neutral colors may blend in better with draperies and furniture. Beige carpeting is extremely popular as a light neutral color that will make the room spacious and blend well with other decorating accents
Though neutral colored carpets are the most popular, much can be said for a bold colored carpet that becomes a vibrant focal point of the room.
One of the ways to choose a bolder colored carpet for a room is to choose a similar hue carpet as the common color in this room's furniture and draperies.
Some other considerations when picking a carpets color is that in a room that lacks light, use warm colors to brighten the room and that cool greens and blues have a calming effect on people. This may be why more people are now choosing carpets in environmental colors, such as blues, deep greens, rosy quartz, and stony neutrals.
It is all up to you to choose a decorating statement that reflects your unique style, and with all the colors, textures and patterns Dalton Carpets caries, your only limitation is your imagination.
What Will The Best Carpet That Fits Your Needs Cost?
Since there are so many choices you can make when choosing the right flooring for your needs, there is no simple answer.
While what you need in a carpet as well as your budget will determine which carpet you will buy, the price of you choices will vary by many factors such as the manufacturer, quality, fiber, construction, and design.
Unless you like decorating often, it is usually best to buy the best grade possible, as it will last you much longer and you will not have to replace the carpet as often. Overall spending money on better carpeting actually saves you money in the end. Make sure to buy the best quality carpets for hallways, family rooms, stairs and any other high traffic areas.
Of course, you may not have to buy the highest quality carpet for guest rooms, lesser-used bedrooms, or dining rooms that are not usually used but are more for show.
Do not forget when estimating what a new carpet will cost, to add in the cost of carpet padding and installation.
The one thing that you can be sure of is that with Dalton Carpets the prices are always low for the highest quality carpeting and flooring!