The prime purpose of carpets and rugs is to cover the floor partially or completely, but nowadays it is not as simple and has a variety of uses in residential and commercial facilities. Growth in the housing sector due to increase in population has led to stimulate the consumption of carpet over the past few years in the globe. Selecting a matching design in carpeting is considered an integral part of building a house or office etc. Architectures pay equal attention similar to this area as other parts of the building. Carpets are produced in different countries across the world with different qualities. Among these countries the U.S has a leading role and its product is demanded and liked across the world.
Carpets are available in a variety of types and qualities, but to choose the best one, synthetic fiber and pile characteristics should be taken into consideration. Fiber is basically the material used in construction of carpets while the pile depicts how the loops are intact to carpet backing. Some of the popular and easily available common types of fiber are nylon, polypropylene, acrylic, polyester and wool. Nylon is a cheaper and mostly used residential carpet due to its coloring resistivity to stains and abrasion.
To buy a carpet some tips must be kept in mind to avoid fatigue. First, one should look for the exact size of carpet that he needed. For instance, if you like a carpet but it does not fit to your kitchen or dining room then it will be cumbersome. Secondly, choose a carpet according to its placement, for example a carpet in a dining room must be durable and resistant to furniture. Carpets in outdoors must be of dark colour rather than a light colour so as to avoid stains. Regarding the uses of carpets, below is the list showing how a carpet can be used for a variety of purposes.
- Interior Decoration:
To cover a floor with hardwood rather than carpet is also an option, but it is usually preferred to have carpets as it carries different patterns, colours and pile heights which beautify the space according to your desire or imagination.
- Insulating Material:
Most people use carpet for insulation purposes, knowing that it serves as a best insulator for rooms and keeps the space warm. People living in cold areas are keen to have these in their houses. Thanks to its insulating property, it also assists in reducing the noise pollution coming outside from the environment.
- Cleaning of floor:
To keep the floor clean, the use of carpet is a good option. Carpets are very easy to clean and take less time to do so.
Sleeping, sitting and walking on a hard surface for a long time keeps the body sore and achy. In contrast, carpet provides comfort to the body due to its flexibility and cushioning nature.
- Covering Imperfections:
Sometimes people have various imperfections in their houses or commercial space, so they use carpets to cover up and add a good look.
Studies of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) revealed that carpeting is more economical than covering a floor with hard surfaces. So, along with other benefits, it brings back more savings than utilizing other options.
Most of the time Pollens, dust and other unwanted contaminants are circulating in air, which results in various respiratory diseases. Carpets absorb it due to its air filtering ability and keeps the environment clean and healthy.
- Easy to Change:
Comparative to hard covering, it is convenient, less time consuming and economical to change over a certain period of time. Due to innovative ideas and new arrivals, everyone wants to change its design and shape, so in this case it is easy to change as compared to other options.
The leftover scraps of carpets is also a useful item and can be used for a variety of purposes like cleaning of window screens and can be placed under heavy furniture to avoid slipping.
All of the aforesaid uses of carpets make it preferable over other options in residential as well as commercial sites.