The Benefits of Carpeting

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    Carpets are more comfortable

    Carpeting provides thermal resistance, or R-value. In warmer climates or seasons, it insulates your floor so that the cold air can’t escape, which also helps you conserve energy. Carpets also provide comfort when walking and can be a nice place to lay, play or sit.

    Carpets Improve 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 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.

    Carpets Reduce Noise

    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.

    *the information in this article was provided by the carpet and rug institutes website.

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