Envelope Your Home In Style, Comfort And Well-Being With Carpet

ProSource | 9/2/2015 | Expert Advice

In an era when the trend has been to move away from installing carpet, this particular flooring option deserves renewed interest and greater respect.

Materials, technology and methodology for producing carpeting have come a long way. Today buyers have an even wider range of choices; ones they can feel good about.

Not only have manufacturers expanded their carpet selections with a variety of natural materials, the industry has been on a mission to recycle old installed carpet and manufacture environmentally friendly new selections.

Advances in technology allow companies to utilize cleaner production methods and more efficient equipment. These advances are also the means to develop evermore sustainable carpet options—which can include up to 100% recycled content. They are also apparent in terms of the life, durability, and comfort of new carpeting.

Speaking of comfort, what other flooring do you know of that is as soft and luxurious as carpet? Just try curling up and taking a nap on a hardwood, laminate, or even a vinyl floor. What feels better under your bare feet, especially during cold winter months? In the event someone takes a spill, carpet is hands-down the best surface on which to land.

Additionally, improvements in carpet construction have transformed this flooring into a means to improve the health of your home and the well-being of your family.

New carpet is the lowest VOC-emitting flooring choice available. It actually acts as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with carpet. (Source: Carpet and Rug Institute)

Where To Begin And Setting Expectations

Now that you are considering carpeting your home, where do you begin with making your selection? With literally thousands of choices available, begin by determining the following:

  1. Budget
  2. Preferred lifestyle
  3. Design

Once those are determined, then you can refine your search with these questions:

  • Do you want to carry the same carpeting throughout your home, or install different versions based upon room style/function and level of foot traffic?
  • What are your color and texture preferences?
  • How important is durability? How important is touch and comfort?
  • What level of maintenance fits your lifestyle?

Your ProSource Showroom team can guide you through these questions and offer carpet selections that meet your criteria. They can also help you set expectations as to how your choices will look and perform in your home.

5 Reasons Why Carpet Is A Great Choice

  1. Beauty and texture
  2. Comfort and safety
  3. Noise barrier
  4. Environmental advantages
  5. Durability and value

4 Ways To Extend The Beauty, Health Benefits And Life Of Your Carpet

  1. Select the best type and grade of carpet for your lifestyle and specific room traffic patterns.
  2. Vacuum regularly as recommended, with a manufacturer-preferred vacuum cleaner.
  3. Set up and maintain a cleaning schedule.
  4. Use door mats to minimize traction of exterior dirt and pollutants.

Carpet is not only a surface. It can be an interior design element, even set the tone for your room design. Carpeting can designate living areas. It goes a long way in creating a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Review inspiration images along with the product catalog for the hottest trends in carpet. Add what you like to your myProSource Project Center. Afterward, visit your nearest ProSource Showroom to see, and literally feel, the difference carpet can make in your home.

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