If you find yourself drawn to carpeting when shopping for flooring options, you may feel like you are alone in that preference. Hardwood flooring seems to be the trend in home design lately with features on home improvement shows and discussions on social media. However, there are many reasons why carpet is a fantastic option for your home.
First, depending on the size of your household and the life stage you are in, carpet might be the perfect option for you. The most highly touted benefit of hardwood, linoleum, or other smooth surface flooring is the ease of cleaning up messes. Often shown with a household of children or pets prone to spills, this type of flooring won’t stain. But if you do not have messy pets or children, then carpet is a solid option.
If you are at a stage where stains are a concern for you but you like carpet, you can use carpeting in areas of your home that are restricted to children or pets. The wide variety of style can allow you to mix and match throughout your home with different throw rugs. If you want to install carpet in a room where children may play, you could choose to cover it with children’s play area mats to protect it.
If you don’t have major messes and high traffic to worry about, maintaining your carpet is rather simple. With smooth flooring, you often have to sweep and mop. With carpeting, you will usually just vacuum. As desired, you can then have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis to maintain a bright, new appearance.
Carpeting provides a warmth that cannot be replicated with other types of flooring. While all flooring types can be visually appealing depending on your tastes and style, stepping onto a cushioning, well-padded carpet is a relaxing feeling that is hard to match. Plus, that luxurious feeling is strikingly affordable.
When selecting carpeting for your home, you have to consider a few different factors including the purpose of the room, the desired mood you want to create, the type of style and the volume of traffic through the room. These criteria can help you determine the construction and texture you require for your carpet. You may have an idea of the material and fibers you prefer in a carpet, but you also have to consider how those fibers are connected to construct the carpet. This construction is what determines the surface texture.
If you are considering carpeting the floors of your home, stop by one of Richmond Decorating’s showrooms in Richmond or Glen Allen, VA. Not only do we have Richmond’s best selection of high quality carpet, but we have expert staff with the knowledge needed to answer all of your questions and walk you through the thousands of carpet selections. With our assistance, we can find you the right subtle, neutral carpet to match your interior design, or we can match you with the picture-perfect statement flooring you are seeking. Visit us today to find your perfect fit!