Tile Wizards Pros and Cons for Carpet Flooring
Whether you’re renovating an old room or building a house or addition from scratch, one of the big budget items is definitely flooring. And while cost is a deciding factor, it’s not the only thing you need to consider. If you like the idea of carpet flooring, below are some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the flooring solution for you.
Nothing feels as nice as walking barefoot on carpet floors. It gives your home a very cosy feel, and it’s especially great during winter months.
Carpet flooring is great for noise insulation. It helps trap noise in each room while reducing echo. So if you are building a media or cinema room, this is definitely the way to go.
Carpets keep outside heat, chills, and drafts from seeping through the floor, helping cut down your utility bills from heating and cooling.
Range of Carpet Choices
From materials, pile height and type, through to colours, textures and patterns, you will certainly find an option that suits your taste, budget, and needs.
It is believed that carpet floors can help minimise the impact of falls, making it the preferred flooring option for households with kids and older people.
Regular cleaning is an absolute must for carpet floors. Apart from vacuuming at least once a week, you will need to hire professionals to deep-clean your carpets once or twice a year.
Moisture and stains
While most carpets nowadays are treated to be stain-resistant, it is still extremely important to clean up any spillages straight away. Any moisture trapped in the under layers of carpets can turn into mould – which can make you and your family sick.
Unless installed properly, carpet floors can show seams and give your room a ‘cheap’ look, even if you opted for a high-end product. We recommend you hire professionals to install your carpets and save your DIY skills for a different project. This will ensure a great look and maximise the durability of your carpets.
Carpets are not recommended for people who have respiratory problems. Carpets tend to hold on to dust, allergens, and moisture, particularly when not maintained regularly.
Carpets and pets don’t mix very well. Carpeted areas with a lot of pet traffic are prone to smells lingering and may lead to your flooring having to be replaced. Unless your pets are extremely well toilet trained, we suggest you go for an easier-to-clean flooring option like tiles.
Generally, carpets are ideal for living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms, as these are low-traffic areas and can really benefit from the extra insulation and comfort only carpets can offer. High-traffic areas such as kitchens, hallways, and foyers, will be better off with easy-to-clean flooring like tiles or timber.
See what carpets we have for your new room – HERE. Or come and visit any of our Tile Wizards stores across Australia, in and around:
- Sunshine Coast QLD (Tile Wizards in Bokarina)
- Coffs Harbour NSW (Tile Wizards in Coffs Harbour)
- Adelaide SA (Tile Wizards in Lonsdale, Para Hills West, and Richmond)
- Brisbane QLD (Tile Wizards in Brendale, Capalaba, Springwood, and Toowoomba)
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