The classic debate between carpet and hardwood may never end with the popularity of hardwood continuing to increase. However, you shouldn’t be too quick to disregard carpet as the perfect flooring for your bedroom and here are four reasons why:
A Safe Choice
Accidents can happen. Hardwood compared to carpet can be slippery and hard if you fall. For young children, who are prone to falling or rolling out of bed, carpet is definitely the way to go. A benefit of carpet is a softer landing area. For babies who are learning to crawl and walk, carpet will be much softer under their knees and provide a more forgiving crash landing. Carpet is also a good choice for seniors. Look for a short cut pile carpet no thicker than 1/4-inch pile height. The padding underneath should also be as thin as possible. If there is high traffic in the area or a wheelchair is in use it is recommended a commercial grade carpet be used.
Air quality in the bedroom is particularly important for individuals with asthma or allergies. There are a number of studies that show carpet reduces the number of allergens in the air compared to hard surface flooring. This is because carpet is able to trap allergens in the fibers of the carpet before they go airborne. Carpet keeps allergens out of the air and therefore your lungs. Vacuuming often completely removes the trapped allergens.
Do you and your partner have different schedules? Is your sleep often disrupted by your partner walking around the room? If you answered yes to both of those questions you will want to consider carpet for your bedroom. Carpet is naturally quieter to walk on than hard flooring and it absorbs sound as opposed to hard flooring which reflects it. The noise of foot steps, speech and other activity is reduced.
Warmer & Softer
What makes leaving the warmth of your bed even harder? The feeling of hard, cold flooring underfoot. Make waking up enjoyable with carpet. Carpet helps ease the transition from a warm cozy to bed to the reality of facing another day. Additionally, at the end of the day when your feet are sore and tired, carpet will provide a soft and cushioned feel underfoot. Choose a high-quality pad to increase and intensify the softness and cushion.