In last week’s article, we discussed all of the advantages of carpet flooring. Carpet is awesome and it offers everything from tactile comfort to an aesthetic appeal, and customizable colors and styles to suit your home or the mood of a particular room. While you may be reeling to get some new carpet installed after reading all of the perks, go ahead and hold your horses because there are some downsides too. While we personally love carpet, it is worth mentioning the drawbacks before you make the investment.
Unless you have a housekeeping service, maintaining your carpets on a regular basis can be a real pain. They require vacuuming on a regular basis (think once a week or more), the occasional steam cleaning and a professional deep clean at least once a year. If you have any lapses in this cleaning, you will notice and the overall feel and warmth of your home will be affected in a negative way.
- Moisture Sensitivity and Susceptibility to Stains
Carpet is highly sensitive to moisture and stains. Any sort of liquid, even water, that is dropped onto your carpet can cause an annoying amount of damage or unsightly stains that will linger for quite a while. Carpet is also susceptible to mold and mildew which is not only unsightly but can in some cases be dangerous for your health.
Luckily these disadvantages are relatively minor and easily fixable with regular professional cleaning. So now that you have looked at both sides of the coin, the choice is up to you, and as the old guy in the crypt in the final Indiana Jones movie said “Choose wisely”