Attempting to decide on whether you want bare floors, full carpet, or carpet in just some of the rooms of your home can be quite a challenge for homeowners. So, if you are thinking you may like carpet, or perhaps you are thinking of getting rid of it, Cavalier Builders Inc is ready to help you get exactly what you want and need. Below, we have discussed some of the pros and cons that having carpet in your home may provide. We hope that this assists you with at least a little more clarity in your decision.
What Are The Pros Of Having Carpet In Your Home?
One of the major misconceptions individuals often have in regard to carpet in the home is that it is much harder to maintain than hardwood floors. This simply just is not true. In fact, there are several benefits that come from adding carpet to your home.
Feels So Good
If you are someone who enjoys the feel of soft, fuzzy fabric cushioning the bottoms of your feet with every step, then carpet is for you! Sure, you can get the same (sort of) feel from adding in area rugs throughout your home. But with those rugs come slipping hazards and constant readjustment of them and the non-slip material that you use beneath them to keep them in place.
Helps With Noise Control
If your home currently has hardwood, laminate, or tile floors, then you know how loud it can get! With carpet, your home gets a noise-dampening quality that will not be found in any home that is bare-floored. And with the carpet’s noise-absorbing quality,it makes it perfect for upstairs bedrooms or multi-unit dwellings with upper levels.
Keeps Floors And Feet Warmer
If you live somewhere that is cold, or maybe you are just someone that is prone to being chilly when indoors, then carpet can be a great option for fighting the chill that you would get from having a bare floor under your feet. Carpet provides a layer of padding beneath it (the underlay) that hardwood floors do not have.
What Are The Cons Of Having Carpet In Your Home?
Now that we have detailed some of the benefits that carpet can bring to a home, let’s discuss some of the drawbacks. When deciding on what is best for your family and home, it is always important to know exactly what to expect – good or bad.
Collects And Traps Allergens
Whether you can see it or not, your home can be filled with dust, pollen, dirt, dust mites, and other allergens. And without regular cleaning, your carpet will begin to trap those irritating and potentially harmful allergens in its fibers. If anyone in your home suffers from respiratory issues, you may want to think twice about the addition of carpet in your home.
Wear And Tear Can Be Difficult To Hide
Your home is a place that sees quite a bit of foot traffic which means your carpet is going to begin to show signs of wear and tear much quicker than what you might see in a home with hardwood floors. Stains are another issue that homeowners struggle with when they have carpet. So, if you have small children or pets that are often outside, you might rethink carpet for your home.
Can Require Consistent Maintenance
It is no secret that carpet takes a lot more to care for than what you might expect from a hardwood floor. Carpet can require constant vacuuming and shampooing just to keep it looking and feeling like something that you want in your home. Additionally, having carpet in a rental home can be quite the task to remove and replace if your tenants do not treat the carpet with the correct care.
Contact The Experts At Cavalier Builders Inc
Have you been contemplating the best floor type and/or carpet for your home? If so, Cavalier Builders Inc is a contractor company based in Los Angeles, CA, that can help. We are fully licensed and bonded, and place the highest priority on delivering quality work that results in complete customer satisfaction. Contact us today for your free in-home consultation and estimate!