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Have you ever wondered why carpet flooring is the most popular type of flooring for homes and offices in the UK? Apart from the obvious - that it is an affordable flooring option that keeps you warm during the cold months of the year, you'd be surprised knowing little else about it. Like every other type of flooring, carpet has it's own advantages and once you get to know them you will realize why you see it so often.

Carpet flooring is easy to install:

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Probably you think that installing new carpet flooring in your home or office is a complicated procedure. The truth is that it isn't and with a little bit of knowledge and by using the right tools you could easily do it yourself.

Carpet flooring is easy to clean and maintain:

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Looking after a new carpet flooring is a quick and easy procedure. All you need to do to maintain it's good appearance, is to vacuum it on a weekly basis. There will be a time though, usually once or twice a year, that you'll have to hire a professional to have it deep cleaned.

Warmth and comfort

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Carpet flooring adds warmth and comfort to a room especially during the cold winter months. Due to it's millions of fibers, it provides thermal insulation or R value, which can have a reasonable contribution to your energy bills. Additionally carpet flooring provides a comfortable place to sit, lay, play or work and there is no other type of flooring that will give you the same feeling of softness underfoot.

Sound insulation

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This characteristic makes carpet flooring ideal not only for houses, but also for offices. With televisions, music systems, phones, computers and movement of furniture our working environments and homes have become a lot noisier places. Carpet flooring can absorb these sounds and block any sound coming from another floor.

Provides safety

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Carpet is definitely the safest type of flooring due to it's non-slip surface. It minimizes injuries when slips and falls do occur and this makes it ideal for families with young children and elderly people.

Adds beauty and style

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Carpet flooring can add beauty and style to any room. There are thousands of colours, styles, textures and designs available to the shape and size desired. That means that you can choose a carpet according to your own personal taste, depending on the colour scheme of your room.

Health

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Carpet is proven to trap dust, reducing the risk of allergies. More specifically, it improves the quality of air indoors, as it doesn't allow the continued circulation of various airborne pollutants trapped on the floor.