Carpet has come a long way in recent years. These days, it’s about more than looking and feeling great; it can actually help improve your family’s quality of life. From lower energy costs to a healthier home, we’ll briefly discuss how it does this here.
Lower Energy Costs
There’s a reason that carpet feels more comfortable; it acts as insulation. Carpet better maintains indoor temperatures and naturally raises the r-value of any room. The right carpet padding can provide even more insulation.
Traditionally, spills have presented a unique problem for carpet. They can soak through the fibers into the subfloor if they aren’t cleaned right away. Unfortunately, this can promote mold and mildew growth. It can also weaken parts of the subfloor after repeated exposure.
It’s hard to imagine that carpet can have a positive impact on indoor air quality, but that’s exactly what it does. When dust and dander settle, they become trapped under the carpet’s fibers. This prevents them from getting kicked back into the air, even in high-traffic areas. Compare that to hard surface, where allergens remain in constant flux.
Some newer carpet can also help prevent mold and bacterial growth, as we discuss below.
Carpet is often viewed as a breeding ground for bacteria. However, a new line of carpet is reversing this stigma. Microban, an industry-leading disinfectant, is built into each carpet line featured in our Clean Home Destination. It helps slow the spread of bacteria, mold, and mildew. While it’s still important to clean regularly, Clean Home carpets will remain fresher between cleanings. Even better, Microban protection is designed to last the life of the carpet.
There are more carpet options than ever, each with its own list of styles and features. If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your home, visit Lansing’s leading flooring experts at Mid Michigan Floor Covering today!