The Foundation for Decorating
Because carpet is a foundation of decorating, covering a large quantity of the surface of our living spaces, it is an important consideration in the overall scheme of color and texture. It can provide simplicity and casualness for softness and livability; or it can provide pizazz with vibrant color and heavier textures for making a decorating "statement." Carpet can be one of the easiest ways to personalize an environment - its color can be a neutral foundation "in the background," or it can be a vibrant focal point. Recently, home builders have moved towards reshaping the home by combining all of the living area rooms into one big, open space. This layout promotes the family togetherness, but also creates a noisy atmosphere. With the addition of carpet, sound is absorbed rather than bounced off the floor and back onto the walls and furniture. Results from tests show that there is a pronounced "hush" in carpeted rooms. Carpet cushions and reduces noise better.
Especially for small children, seniors, and generally the entire family, safety in the home is a primary focus. A surface that protects from bruises and other injuries. Cushioning our steps, minimizing slips and injuries from falls. It's hard to watch a toddler take his first steps on a cold hard floor. Carpeting provides softness and cushioning whether it is the first steps of a toddler, the slow steps of the grandparent, or the fast action of the mother or teenager.
Carpeting Cushions and Absorbs Sound
Carpeting provides an added measure of warmth and insulation to hold warmth providing insulting factors in extreme heat or cold. It's warmer to sit on or work on, providing more stable temperatures for foot and leg comfort near the floor. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer it also insulates against invasive heat.
With the introduction of computers, speaker telephones, big screen TV's and video games, our homes have become a lot noisier. Fortunately, the solution to this problem can be found right below our feet – CARPET.