Costs less over time
Carpet that is properly selected, installed and maintained lasts up to 10 years or even longer. When product, installation and maintenance supplies and labor costs are considered over a 15-to 20-year period, carpet delivers lower life cycle costs than any other floor options.
Carpet can improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) by catching allergens in its fibers, thus preventing them from going back into the air. The allergens can then be removed through vacuuming the carpet. Furthermore, carpet has lower chemical emissions than most other indoor furnishings.
For home or at work a cushioned walking and standing surface reduces leg fatigue. Plus, carpet provides a non-glare surface that reduces reflection and eyestrain.
Carpet is warmer to sit on, which makes it easier to work and even extending the learning area to space on the floor, especially with younger children. Thermal comfort exists because carpet retains inside ambient temperatures longer.
Based on a study carried out by the American Society of Interior Designers, carpet is deemed to be ten times more efficient in reducing noise compared with other flooring options. Also, with carpet, less acoustic protection is needed on the ceiling and elsewhere. This quieter environment provides an overall better atmosphere with fewer distractions.