Getting a little tired of your floor? While pre-installed floorings are generally built to last, sometimes they just can’t stand up to the wear and tear of constant running, scraping and cleaning over the years. Maybe you’re looking to refurbish your home and your carpet is clashing more often than not with new furniture. Whatever your reason, carpet and flooring installation aren’t as much of a chore as they may seem. The benefits of carpet installation or a new hardware floor include a longer lifespan, a shinier home and ease of cleaning in the future. You can even assist your physical health and the environment at large!
A survey showed that almost 40% of homeowners planned on adding a new carpet to their master bedroom, with 47% looking to add wood flooring all throughout the house. The kitchen was the most likely place to start, with 90% saying they preferred either wood or tiling where they cook, clean and eat. Considering how much easier it is to clean spills or dropped food, it’s a wise choice! The National Association of REALTORS found that over half of all home buyers would spend extra for hardwood flooring. Standard wood flooring or mahogany adds life and vigor to any home and it’s small wonder why so many people gravitate to it when refurbishing their home. However, don’t forget the health benefits!
Recent studies have shown that a good carpet can reduce the amount of allergens in your home. While up-to-date air conditioning is essential for filtering out your air, it can’t do all the work! Carpet usage in Sweden found the population’s allergic reactions increasing by 30% when they reduced their carpet exposure by 70%, which is nothing to say for those who suffer from asthma or smoke. If you’re concerned about the environment, look into linoleum — it’s made from dried flax seeds mixed with other plant material and is all-natural and biodegradable. Carpet padding also comes in different thicknesses. Depending on your preference and your home set-up, carpets can be anywhere from 1/2 inch at the thickest and 1/4 of an inch at the very thinnest. Whether you’re focused on aesthetics, your health or the environment, new carpet and flooring installation will go a long way in improving every aspect of your life. What professional installation do you think would suit you?