Why Carpet is Still a Great Choice Your Pittsburgh Home Flooring Needs.
Unrivaled warmth and comfort
The Pittsburgh region can get cold! Carpet provides a warm comfort not found in other types of flooring. Carpeting insulates your floor during the cold winter months and provides measurable thermal resistance or R-value. It retains 10% to 12% of the indoor heat normally lost by a hard floor. Carpet gives your family a warm comfortable place to sit, play or work. Its thermal benefits can deliver significant energy savings.
Add beauty and style to your home
Available in thousands of styles and colors to fit any décor, carpet’s variety allows you to personalize any space in your home. It can provide a neutral design foundation or can be the focus of your design with vibrant colors, bold designs, patterns and textures. You’re only limited by your creativity and imagination.
Carpet softens slips and falls
Carpeting cushions our footsteps, reduces slips and falls, minimizes injury when falls happen, and provides a level of safety for the whole family. Statistics show that fewer falls occur on carpet than hard floors and are often less serious.
Carpet controls noise
Carpeting your home can help reduce noise from big screen TV’s, surround sound systems, computers and speaker phones. Adding a pad or cushion underneath offers even greater sound control. It can provide a sound barrier between floors and help quiet noise from high traffic areas like staircases. It is the most effective floor covering for sound control purposes.
Carpet is durable and wears well.
With proper cleaning and maintenance, floors will remain beautiful for many years. Keep your carpets looking great by performing some simple steps.
- Preventative maintenance – Protect your investment before problems occur. Use indoor and outdoor mats and remove shoes to reduce dirt. Keep air filters clean to help reduce dust in your home.
- Vacuum – Proper vacuuming is the most effective way to keep your carpets looking like new. Regular vacuuming can prevent dirt from being ground into the pile and will keep your carpets soft.
- Professional cleaning – Occasional professional deep cleaning will add years of life. Have your carpets once every 12 to 18 months for best results.
- Spot and stain removal – While many of today’s products feature stain resistance, it’s best to tend to any spills when they happen. The longer it remains, the more likely it will stain. Blot dry with an absorbent cloth or paper towel, then use a CRI Approved cleaning product. Work from the edge of the spill to the center.
Improve indoor air quality
Often blamed for contributing to asthma and allergies and for emitting VOC’s, recent studies have shown that this belief is incorrect. Carpet is actually better at trapping allergens than hardwood flooring. When trapped, allergens are prevented from circulating in the air. Proper cleaning with a CRI tested and approved vacuum every week or two will keep your home clean and allergen free.
Available in a variety of styles
Today, carpeting is offered in a wide variety of styles, fiber compositions, and colors. New technology can produce multi-level loops, cut loop patterns, even diamond, bow, or fleur-de-lis designs for a highly sculptured look. The patterns, textures and colors of modern carpet can work with your overall room décor and design. Solid color textured carpet can provide subtle interest. Textured styles wear well and fit in with today’s active and casual lifestyles.
Carpet provides warmth, noise control, color, style, and can fit into any décor to beautify every space in your home. Make sure to work closely with your sales person to learn about the myriad of choices, styles available.