Did you know that carpet can be beneficial for those with asthma and allergies? It is thought to absorb dust, mites and pollen which can all trigger the symptoms of these illnesses. There are many reasons that carpeting is a great addition to the home. Comfort, affordability and low maintenance are just some of the ways carpets can be the preferred option. How do you make that comfy carpet last the test of time?
Keep It Soft
The clickety-clack sound of shoes on hardwood flooring may not be to everyone’s taste, therefore carpets may be the better option. People with anxiety and other disorders can be over-sensitive to sound so if you or someone living in close proximity to you suffers from this, carpeting may be the better option. Keep your carpet soft and sound-proof by regularly vacuuming to stop build up of dirt and debris from matting the fibers. Encourage guests to wipe their feet at the doorway or to remove shoes before coming into the home.
Removing stains quickly and as they happen will help maintain your carpet’s appearance and give it a longer life. Blot the spillage and avoid rubbing with a wet towel or cloth as this is likely to wear away the fabric. Continue to do so until it is almost dry then vacuum over the area. Any stain removers or home shampoos used should first be tested on an unseen area of flooring to ensure they are appropriate for use on that type of carpet and do not stain themselves.
According to a study by D’Souza and colleagues in 2008, slips cause 44.2% of falls among Indian adults over 60, therefore carpeting may be a safer option in the home. Older adults and children may easily slip on newly polished hardwood flooring or clean laminate causing serious injuries. However, a carpet can be easily maintained and its life extended with regular carpet cleaning without risk to your family. A shampoo every now and again will maintain the quality and extend the life of your carpet.
The beauty and comfort of a home carpet can transform a cold, large room into a warm, cozy living space. Many consider hardwood or laminate to be the only option due to their durability but, with the right amount of care and attention, carpets can be easily maintained.