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4 Myths About Carpeting All Homeowners Should Know

When it comes to choosing the type of flooring that is right for your home, the decision can be overwhelming. This is because this is flooring that you are going to have to live with and clean for many years to come. Many homeowners are starting to stray from the choice of carpet for their flooring and some reasons as to why this is could be because of the following myths:

  1. Allergy Sufferers Shouldn't Have Carpet: It's a common misconception that those who suffer from allergies should not have carpeting in their home. The fact of the matter is that carpeting can actually help allergy sufferers. This is because carpeting is the only type of flooring that traps allergens in the air underneath the fibers. The only thing allergy sufferers shouldn't do is lay on the carpet or sleep too close to the ground.
  2. Carpet is Too Difficult to Maintain: Many people believe that having hardwood flooring or tile or other material is going to be easier to clean because of the smooth surface. However, this isn't always the case. These other types of flooring can become just as easily damaged as carpeting. Besides, maintaining the carpet can be easy as long as you aren't ignoring it. Once you stop vacuuming weekly, for example, the dirt trapped underneath the fibers is going to start to cause discoloration. 
  3. Carpeting is Outdated: Another reason homeowners stray from carpeting in the home is because they believe it to be outdated, lowering the value of their home and chance of attracting potential home buyers in the future. However, this isn't the case. There are many new carpeting types that are made to bring warmth into the home that many people find more attractive than having hardwood floors. 
  4. Carpet is Bad for the Environment: Many homeowners are starting to turn to hardwood flooring in their home because of the fact that it is made from recycled materials. This is definitely beneficial for the environment. However, what many homeowners don't realize is that carpet manufacturers are also creating environmentally friendly features in their carpets too. You can find carpet that has been recycled, as well as carpeting that hasn't been treated with any harmful chemicals that would otherwise be released into the air. 

When you know the facts behind these four myths, you can see why carpet flooring shouldn't be taken off your list of options when it comes to replacing the flooring in your home.