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The Pros and Cons of Carpet

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for new floors. Each product has its own unique features, benefits, and even drawbacks. Carpet can be a great choice for a variety of rooms, homes, and lifestyles. If you’re considering putting carpet in your home, here are some pros and cons to weigh before you make a decision.

Pros

It’s soft

No surprises here – carpet is going to be your comfiest flooring option. It’s a great choice for bedrooms and playrooms, and in homes where toddlers are learning to walk or spending a lot of time playing on the floor.

It’s warm

In colder climates, carpet is going to offer warmth that no other floor covering will. Carpet offers thermal insulation, and retains warm air longer than hard surfaces.

It’s quiet

If sound transmission is your main concern, carpet is the floor covering for you. No hard surface floor covering is going to dampen sound the way carpet will, making it an ideal choice for the upper levels of homes or apartment buildings.

It offers a lot of variety

With different fiber materials and structures, there are a range of different types of carpet, from luxurious plush cut pile to sturdy Berber loop. And carpet comes in a rainbow of colors, as well as offering a plethora of patterned options.

Cons

It’s high-maintenance

If not cleaned regularly, carpet fibers can harbor dust, dirt and other allergens – not to mention, it can start to look dingy. Carpet is going to require regular vacuuming, as well as semi-regular professional cleaning services.

It’s susceptible to water damage

Some carpet fibers have either been engineered to repel water and liquids, while others – namely wool – are inherently water-resistant. But if moisture seeps into the carpet and its backing, mold and mildew can grow, destroying your floor and potentially posing health hazards.

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Lauren Moore

Proud flooring aficionado and office dog mom, "Flauren" has been a professional writer and editor for more than a decade (though she still maintains her magnum opus was "The Day it Snowed Slurpees," written at the age of 6).

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