Five Myths About Carpet Flooring
Carpet is a very popular flooring option. It is soft and quiet, which helps to insulate spaces. There are many myths about this product, despite its great popularity and benefits. We’re here to clear this up.
Myth 1: Carpet Creates Allergies
This myth is number one because it’s the exact opposite. Carpet actually makes it easier to breathe. Carpet acts as an allergen trap, holding large quantities of dirt, dust, and other substances so that they don’t escape into the air. Carpet retains all this dirt and dust until you are ready to vacuum it up with regular vacuuming.
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), people suffering from asthma and allergies should use a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. This filter traps even the smallest particles and allergens, which other vacuum cleaners can’t reach.
Myth 2 – Carpet is hard to maintain or look after
Carpet is no more difficult than other flooring options. Regular vacuuming every week and professional cleaning each year are the best ways to maintain your carpet. This can vary depending on how much foot traffic is there, but regular vacuuming will prevent dirt and other particles from getting trapped in the fibres of the carpet and matting it down.
Spot cleaning is a big problem. There are many ways to avoid carpet stains. To avoid staining the carpet, it is important to remove any spilt liquid immediately and thoroughly. It is less likely that liquid will remain on the carpet for too long. You can also hide potential stains by choosing a carpet that isn’t white or has multiple colours.
You can also choose from a variety of stain-resistant carpet fibres that will be very useful for pets and children. You can read our blog to learn more about family-friendly carpets.
Myth 3 – Carpet is Boring and Outdated
There are many styles and colours available for carpets, including traditional and exotic animal prints as well as bold, stylish colours. To create a stunning, beautiful effect in their homes, many people mix hardwood, tile, and carpet.
CarpetAce Flooring Melbourne offers a variety of pattern carpets
Myth 4: Carpet is environmentally unsafe
The carpet industry has been an important part of the greener flooring movement in recent years. The majority of synthetic carpet materials are reused and recycled to make new carpet fibres. Major carpet brands use recycled materials for many of their carpet lines. Other, more sustainable options, such as wool, are available.
Myth 5 – Carpet can emit harmful chemicals that could cause health problems
VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) are a hot topic in the flooring industry. Many claims that the carpet’s new smell is caused by harmful chemicals like formaldehyde. Today, formaldehyde has not been used in carpet manufacturing since 1978. Although a small amount was used in the carpet manufacturing process before 1978, it would have gone away long ago if there were any remnants of the chemical.
Carpet is one of the lowest-emitting VOCs in the home, ranking lower than wall painting in multiple tests.
CarperAce Flooring wants you to be happy, from the moment you contact us, to the moment that your new flooring is installed. We are your partner in home design and will always be there to help. We are your one-stop shop for all things flooring.
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