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Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:53

Carpet Guide

In the first of our ‘quality flooring guides’ we will be focusing on Carpets.

Choosing the right carpet for your home is a challenging prospect, and with an abundance of ‘cheap and cheerful’ options available it’s important to have a clear idea of what you’re looking for in a quality carpet and the benefits it can bring to your home.

The Benefits of a Quality Carpet and what you’re looking for in a quality carpet.

1) Provides Warmth and Comfort- Carpet provides actual thermal resistance, or 'R-value'. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling.

2) Provides Beauty and Style- You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colours. That means your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colours and stronger bolder patterns and textures.

3) Softens Slips and Falls- Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals.

4) Reduces Noise- Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers and modern sound systems make our homes noisy places. Carpet helps absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below. And carpet on stairs helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.

5) Wears Well- Carpet will maintain its life and beauty for many years when properly cleaned and maintained. Contact Michael John Flooring for Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance advice.

An example of a quality carpet.

Luckily for you at Michael John Flooring we have an extensive range of the very best carpet and rug brands with a large selection of both contemporary and traditional styles enabling you to get that perfect carpet for your dream home.

For some inspiration why not check out our recent advert (pictured right) for an idea of what a quality carpet looks like…

Or visit us in store where one of our expert team will guide you towards choosing the right carpet for you.