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In a way, the floor in a room represents the “fifth wall” and it is often the largest uninterrupted block of color and design. With a host of benefits to its credit, wall-to-wall carpet is justifiably the most popular flooring choice in North America.
[accordian][toggle title=”Choice:” open=”yes”]The possibilities are virtually unlimited with the vast array of textures and colors that carpeting offers. From subdued neutral tones, to rich solids, to intricate patterns, there are a multitude of options that cover every taste, purpose, function and budget.[/toggle][toggle title=”Insulation:” open=”no”]Carpet, and the extra layer of padding beneath it, acts as a natural insulator against cold and heat, increasing the R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) of the carpeted area, and by extension, its energy efficiency.[/toggle][toggle title=”Easy Care:” open=”no”]With today’s technology, carpeting is more stain-resistant than ever, making it a suitable choice for even high-traffic, mess-prone areas.[/toggle][toggle title=”Safety:” open=”no”]Especially important for children and the elderly, carpet provides both a non-slip surface to prevent falls in the first place, and a natural cushion that absorbs the body’s impact in the event of a fall.[/toggle][toggle title=”Air Quality:” open=”no”]Contrary to a popular myth, EPA scientists have confirmed if properly cleaned and maintained, carpet actually improves indoor air quality by trapping and immobilizing potential allergens.[/toggle][toggle title=”Durability:” open=”no”]Carpets today are remarkably durable and are suitable for both residential and commercial settings, with specially treated fibers that hold up to wear, friction, soil and stains.[/toggle][toggle title=”Sound Insulation:” open=”no”]No other flooring choice offers the peace and quiet, and added privacy of carpet. Carpet absorbs noise, muffles clatter, and enhances both room-to-room and floor-to-floor privacy. Comfort and Warmth: In any room, carpeting adds a plush layer of comfort underfoot, plus actual and visual warmth and depth.[/toggle][/accordian]
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