Carpet flooring is one of the most popular choices for home owners as a warm, comfortable, noise reducing option, with choices for every taste and budget. But there are many misconceptions around carpeting, that we have taken a look at, to provide some up to date information on.
Carpeting is Bad for Allergies and Asthma
Carpet is often thought of as the enemy for people with allergies and asthma. It is true that carpets can hold allergens in, but many studies have found that this can actually be a benefit, rather than a problem. A study carried out by the German Allergy and Asthma Association in 2005, showed that in a room with hard flooring, more airborne allergens were present, while wall-to-wall carpeting minimised the risk.
When choosing a carpet for asthma or allergy sufferers, we would recommend choosing a low pile carpet and cleaning regularly.
Carpet Involves More Upkeep and is Expensive to Maintain
Another misconception of carpet flooring, is that it is hard work to maintain. In reality, you should only need to vacuum once or twice per week, and deep clean once or twice annually. Read our guide to cleaning your carpet here.
Carpet Floors Are Outdated
Just as wallpaper has made a comeback, carpet flooring is now increasingly popular following a huge surge in hardwood flooring. Carpeting can help you to bring stylish patterns and textures into a room. For a modern stylish look, we suggest using a mix of hard wood, tiling and carpeting throughout the home.
Mould and Mildew Grows in Carpet Flooring
In reality, any surface that is not properly maintained can grow mould. If there is excess moisture and dirt in your carpet, and it is not cleaned and maintained then it is true that mould and mildew may grow. But as long as you follow the basic maintenance listed above, in point 2, this will not happen. If there is humidity in your home, you should follow steps to maintain this.
Thicker Carpet is More Resilient
For durability, it is actually density that is important, rather than thickness. The longer yarns of a thick carpet can get matted, causing your carpet to look worn and so thinner, yet denser carpets can wear better. Whether you want a thicker or thinner carpet, you will be able to get the quality you need. You should not have to pay over the odds for a carpet that wears well.
Now that we have debunked some of the myths, how about exploring our range of carpet flooring?