The underfoot feel of carpet is, by far, one of its most endearing qualities. In fact, as the only soft surface flooring on the market, this feeling can’t be duplicated by any other material. The softness is also the reason it’s such a safe surface for both the very young and the very old. It can help reduce the opportunity for falls and if they do occur, your loved ones are much less likely to be seriously injured because of the softer landing.
Carpet also does an excellent job of retaining heat, which can save you lots of money in the long run. More heat kept inside your home means a furnace that doesn’t run as long or as often, saving you tons of money. It’s also responsible for reduced noise levels, making your home more peaceful than it has ever been. This is especially nice when placed between floors, especially when the younger residents have bedrooms on the second level.
It’s very important that professional installers handle the job of installing your carpet. While it’s tempting to try to trim the budget by doing it yourself, there are many reasons not to do so. For instance, special tools are necessary, especially for stretching the flooring, joining the seams together, and finishing the edges. A good deal of expertise is also called for, especially on staircases.