The classic debate between carpet and hardwood may never end with the popularity of hardwood continuing to increase. However, don’t be too quick to disregard carpet as a fantastic flooring for your bedroom. We’ve got four reasons why carpet in your bedroom is still a option to consider:
It’s Safer Underfoot
Accidents 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. Carpet provides 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 surface if they fall. Carpet is also a good choice for seniors that are more prone to slips and falls. 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 if a wheelchair will be used on the carpet, commercial grade carpet is recommended.
You Can Breathe Easier
Having good air quality in your bedroom is particularly important. Especially if you or someone in your household has asthma or allergies. There are a number of studies that show carpet reduces the number of allergens in the air when compared to hard surface flooring. This is because carpet is able to trap allergens in the fibres of the carpet before they go airborne. Carpet keeps allergens out of the air and out of your lungs, and vacuuming can completely remove trapped allergens.
It Helps Create a Quieter Space
Do you and your partner have different schedules? Or is your sleep often disrupted by your partner walking around the room? If you answered yes to either of those questions you will want to consider carpet for your bedroom. Carpet is quieter to walk on then hard flooring and it absorbs sound, opposed to hard flooring that deflects it. With carpet, the sound of foot steps, speech and other activity is reduced.
Its 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 of getting out of a warm cozy to bed when starting your day. At the end of the day when your feet are sore and tired, carpet provides a soft, cushioned surface for your feet. Choose a high-quality under pad to maximize the cushiony softness and comfort.
Choosing New Carpet for Your Bedroom?
Nufloors has a huge selection of carpet and underlay for you to choose from. To see your options, stop by the showroom at the Nufloors location nearest you and speak to a flooring expert or contact us for a free estimate.