Laying down a thick carpet or rug in your home can help it stay warm in the chilly winter months. Traditionally, textiles such as hanging tapestries and hand woven rugs were used to keep the cold at bay. In the modern day, carpets cover the majority of surfaces in the home and offer great insulative properties.
Save the environment with carpets
We all know the feeling of stepping onto a cold floor with bare feet. Carpets and rugs are one of the warmest floor coverings and can help to reduce draughts significantly. Through reducing draughts, you won’t need to put the heating on as high, which in turns means you’re helping the environment. Carpets made from wool are also sustainable and environmentally-friendly. Buying a 100% wool carpet also means you may be helping to support local industries.
Fibres also help to improve the air quality in your home
A surprising advantage of having rugs or carpets in your home is that they improve air quality. For those who suffer with allergies or asthma, carpets can help reduce reactions. This is down to the way carpets and rugs can trap airborne materials such as dust, which may upset allergy sufferers. This is most effective when rugs and carpets are vacuumed on a regular basis. Two to three times a week is sufficient to maintain good air quality in your home.
Opt for quality underlay
A good quality underlay will help make the carpets in your Berkhamsted home last longer, but will also help to improve insulation. Selecting the right underlay for your carpet will make a big difference to its heat retention properties and the way your carpet feels underfoot. Underlays come in a variety of thicknesses and need to be paired with the carpet accordingly. Pairing a thick carpet with thick underlay may result in a very springy floor, whereas choosing a thin underlay could result in minimal heat retention.
For help selecting a new carpet for your Berkhamsted home, just get in touch with one of our experienced, friendly team members here.