Why choose carpet?
Carpet is a luxurious and comfortable floor. There is a suitable carpet for every room in the house or office. From a soft bedroom carpet to a luxury carpet for the living room or hotel room, a practical carpet for the hallway and stairs or home office.
There are many reasons to choose carpet ...
Carpet improves the indoor climate
Carpet improves the indoor climate as it retains airborne dust particles. The carpet traps the particles and keeps them trapped in the fibres until the next time of vacuum cleaning. Therefore, a dust allergy should not form an obstruction to choose carpet. The German asthma foundation has even concluded that carpet retains dust better than any other flooring and as a result the indoor air is cleaner.
Carpet also offers good insulation, allowing energy savings of approximately 4-5% and up to 10% in cold winters. Carpet is also suitable for houses with floor heating. When purchasing carpet, pay attention to the thermal resistance or tog rating in the technical specifications and the presence of the PRO-DIS symbol underfloor heating to find a suitable carpet.
Carpet is sound absorbing
Carpet is the floor that absorbs sounds. On stairs, in the living room or in an office. A carpet doesn't reflect sounds, it absorbs them thus minimizing noise levels. Height and density of the carpet influence the effect of sound insulation.
A carpet improves room acoustics. Environmental noises are minimized by rooms that have been fitted with carpet.
Carpet is safe and warm
On a rug in front of the fireplace, going barefoot in the house or playing a game on the floor: with carpet installed, all such activities are very comfortable. Textile flooring is gentle on feet and joints.
Carpet is also non-slippery. The risk of slipping on a carpet is much lower than with smooth flooring. And if one should fall, the chances of injuries are smaller as carpet is soft and resilient.
Carpet is comfortable and luxurious
Carpet is a textile flooring, providing you with a feeling of comfort and luxury.
For extra comfort and an increased lifespan, use a good quality underlay. Underlay maximizes all positive effects of carpet such as sound and energy insulation and the feeling of comfort and luxury.
Carpet is versatile
Carpet is the most versatile flooring; the possibilities are endless! Carpet is available in many different colours, structures and designs. Combine colours, patterns and designs to create a unique floor.
What are the Advantages of Wool Carpets?
Not all carpets are made the same, and a lot of homeowners are surprised to find that out as they begin their floor buying process. At the Carpet & Rug Centre, we try to bring you only the best quality of carpets and that’s why we suggest you take a look at our wool collection.
Is Wool Carpet Durable?
Wool is a natural fiber and a 100% renewable resource. Wool is naturally tough, strong, and comfortable. Let us break down the benefits of wool carpet. Performance Wool’s natural crimp makes it resilient, so heavy furniture won’t leave a permanent indent. It “wears gracefully” making it look like it’s a new carpet for longer. Since wool is a natural fiber, it absorbs dyes and retains them leaving a vibrant color.
Is Wool the Best Carpet?
There are natural oils in wool and it can resist stains and is even fire retardant. Value Wool carpet is considered an investment because you will have the same wool carpet in your home for years longer and most other fibers. Wool is an energy efficient product and helps regulate temperature in the home by keeping a room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Going back to the natural oils in wool, they make it stain resistant, means you spend less time worrying about keeping it clean. Wool’s best selling point is that it is renewable and recyclable.
Comfort The natural look of wool and the way it feels by hand or underfoot cannot be replicated by synthetic fibers. Its softness is appealing to the eye and allows for a comfortable cozy look on your floor. Wools natural luster and ability to slightly reflect light makes it look elegant and embodies a peaceful background.
Synthetic carpets, are ideal for families & homes with pets. The yarn used is tightly twisted and with a cut pile finish, provides a textured pile surface. Made with man-made polypropylene or polyester fibres, they our easy to clean and have a natural, in-built stain resistance. They are bleach cleanable and come with a 10 to 15 year Stain & Wear Warranty.
Sinking your feet into a soft, Deep Pile carpet adds a touch of luxury. Ideal for bedrooms, deep, soft pile carpets can also be used on stairs or lounges for an extra touch of comfort. Developments in technology have lead to softer, silky fibres such as ‘Finesse’ and ‘Luxelle’, which reflect light on the pile, creating a sumptuous, silk like effect.
top benefits of polypropylene carpet:
- Highly stain resistant
- Easy to clean
- Soft, luxurious feel
- Good colour fastness
- Good value for money
Natural fiber carpets and rugs are seeing a surge in popularity recently, as concerns about sustainability grow. Rather than the synthetic materials such as nylon, which require valuable fossil fuels to fabricate, natural fiber rugs use sustainable, renewable materials, which will give you the greenest flooring options around. From wool to seagrass, jute to coir, there are a number of natural carpeting options available from, but sisal (pronounced sigh-suhl) is by far one of the most popular. Sisal is made from the fibers of the sisal plant, a type of agave plant that primarily is grown in Brazil. Here are some guidelines to help you decide if Sisal is the right carpet choice for your home!
The Pros of Sisal
- Sisal is one of the most durable carpeting options available, and not only amongst natural carpeting and rug options, but in its own right. The fibers of the sisal agave are incredibly tough and strong, more so than other fibrous materials like jute. In fact, sisal is often used in things like baling twine and mariner rope, as well as by the auto industry as a green replacement for things like fiberglass and asbestos.
- The look of sisal is something for which it is prized as well. Like many natural fiber carpets, sisal has a distinctive tan, beige, and creamy white color that naturally comes from the plant fibers it’s made of. These fibers are woven into a natural looking fabric that is mildly neutral and will fit with nearly any décor. But if you do want patterns or colors, sisal holds dyes well and can be woven into other for unique looks as well.
- Because sisal is a natural fiber carpeting material, it is non-toxic and good for people with allergies and asthma. Unlike synthetic materials like nylon it won’t off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), so sisal carpets and rugs will contribute to the air quality of your home.
- Sisal is biodegradable, since it is made from plant fibers, so after its served its time as carpeting it won’t spend eternity taking up space in a landfill.
- Sisal is a low maintenance carpet and rug option. Regular vacuuming is all that’s needed to keep sisal carpeting in good shape.
- Sisal resists static and is not very flammable.
- Sisal is super absorbent. So absorbent in fact that it can act as a natural humidifier for your home, meaning it’ll stay cool on hot days.
The Cons of Sisal
- Because it is so absorbent, sisal is prone to staining, and it cannot be wet shampooed or steam cleaned.
- Sisal is durable because it is a tough material, but this toughness is also rough to the touch, so if softness is a priority then a material such as wool or jute might be more suitable for you!