A carpet installation insulates a space ten times more than other flooring types, so it will make a warm or cool room stay that way. It won't, however, actually change the area's temperature. Still, it will make your room feel warmer and cozier (or cool if the air conditioner is running) by insulating against air loss.
An explanation of R-value
It is simply a measurement of a product's ability to insulate and is calculated by the rug's thickness (not the material itself); depending on that number, the R-value of carpet can be as high as 2.6. Padding also has an R-value, so when combined with a thick rug, the value can be R-4, which is considered very high.
- Technological innovations: You'll find larger color palettes, extra durability, and stain resistance, and digital patterning, as well as pet-friendly, hypoallergenic and sustainable versions, all from mills like Mohawk, Karastan, Lexmark, Dixie Home, Engineered Floors-DreamWeaver, and Masland. You can find them all at our carpet store in Portland, OR.
- Improved air quality: Rugs become tiny air filters, confining dust, pollen, and particles into their fibers and eliminating them from the breathing zone. Rugs are also the lowest VOC-emitting floorings, and it's been scientifically proven that clean carpets aid the health of asthma and allergy sufferers.
- Safety and soft falls. Soft surfaces have good traction "grip," reducing the possibility of skidding and sliding. In addition, because they're so soft and cushiony, they provide a soft place to land if falls happen.
- Insulating noise: Cushioning eliminates sound from footsteps, beeping devices, muffled conversations, or more. This is a significant benefit, mainly if your residents include infants, young children, or shift workers.
- Prevents the growth of mold and mildew. When carpets are kept clean and dry, there’s nothing to stimulate their growth.
Give your home the gift of elegance by installing carpet! Marion’s Carpet & Flooring Warehouses has two locations: Wilsonville and Portland, OR, and we're convenient to Wilsonville, Beaverton, Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego. You’ll be glad you came in and will even get a free quote.