When it comes time to shop for flooring, you will be faced with a variety of options. Even though hardwood is becoming more and more popular, carpeting is still a top choice among many homeowners.
Those who shy away from buying carpet often times do so because of widely circulated myths. Here are three myths to ignore as you consider your options and decide what type of flooring is best for your home:
1. Carpet will get dirty sooner rather than later. The same can be said about any type of flooring, right? There is no denying that carpeting can dirty over time, but this isn’t something that should hold you back.
As long as you stay on top of things, vacuuming and scrubbing when necessary, your carpet can look good for many years to come.
2. Carpeting is the wrong choice if you have allergies. This myth has been disproven time and time again. A variety of studies have shown that carpet actually traps allergens, keeping them from reaching the air.
Note: to avoid stirring up allergens during vacuuming, use a cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter.
3. The pad doesn’t matter. If you believe this to be true, your high quality carpeting may begin to wear down sooner than you ever imagined possible. It is a must that you use some type of carpet pad. Furthermore, you may want to upgrade from the basic pad to improve the chance of your carpet lasting a long time.
If you have any questions about these carpet myths, don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance and advice.