Carpets are most preferable for winter than wood. You can imagine walking barefoot on wood or tile flooring during a freezing winter day. Even with additional warmth devices like space heaters, heat can be retained better on carpet than with wood floors.
In this article, I am going to share some tips to help you choose the best carpet for your home this winter. We shall look at how the various recommendations made are going to help your home feel warm, cozy, and comfortable.
1. The carpet padding
Many might disregard this very important aspect of a good winter carpet because after all, once the carpet is laid down on the floor we don’t get to see it.
However, what they fail to see is that carpet padding is crucial for insulation purposes among other benefits. Carpet pads are necessary for thermal insulation. We already know that keeping everything during winter insulated is essential.
During this cold winter season, the padding will help retain some of your home’s heat and when winter is over and the hot season kicks in, it is the padding that will prevent cool air from escaping.
Carpet padding also serves to provide support and comfort to help maintain the life of your carpet as well as to keep it in shape, because the truth is, a carpet without a pad can never last long.
Therefore when choosing what carpet is best for your living room, ensure the carpet is well secured with a thick layer of padding.
Carpet padding can be bought at any home furniture company, whether online or near you. However, when you opt for the former care should be taken before purchase because online marketing is filled with false advertisement and product endorsement.
To filter out this bad practice, I suggest that you check and read reviews about the product and company making it before making your final purchase.
2. The fiber used
The fiber used to make your carpet will go a long way to determine whether the carpet you have chosen will withstand the winter season.
Selecting the best out of the many different types of carpet fibers can be a hard task especially when you don’t know what to for. There are synthetic and natural fibers
Some fibers retain heat and that is what we want for our living rooms. Wool is one such preferred carpet fiber for winter. They are natural insulators and you expect them to keep your living room warm during the winter and cool during summer.
Wool is excellent as far as durability is concerned. However, if you choose to go with all-natural wool, then you must ensure that it is not exposed to water or leaks. This is because natural wool as much as it is the warmest can easily be damaged by mold and mildew.
Perhaps you might consider looking at some acrylic carpet. They are synthetic wool and they go for a much cheaper price. They are also very warm …Read more