Offers Design Flexibility
Whether you’re choosing broadloom or carpet tile, carpet is easy to customize. You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colors to create a work environment that reflects your company’s corporate culture. In an educational or health-related setting, you can use calming colors to provide a good environment for healing or learning.
Many offices today have open area systems where phone conversations and frequent employee interactions can be distracting. Carpet helps increase employee productivity by absorbing sounds. Adding cushion beneath a carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by blocking sound transmission to spaces below. Plus, carpet on stairs helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.
Cushions Slips and Falls
Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. While it provides safety protection for everyone, it’s particularly helpful for youngsters at schools or the elderly at facilities like hospitals or nursing homes.
Provides Warmth and Comfort
Carpet provides thermal resistance, or R-value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, providing an energy conservation benefit. Carpet creates a comfortable environment in which to work and gives a space a warmer overall feeling.
Meets Green Building Standards
Carpet systems that meet or exceed CRI’s Green Label Plus indoor air quality standard can contribute one full Indoor Environmental Quality Credit to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings of the U.S. Green Building Council. Similarly, the Green Guide for Health Care awards one point to healthcare facilities that install Green Label Plus carpet. Furthermore, Green Label Plus carpet is used as a specification standard for the American Lung Association’s Healthy Home program, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the state of California.
Certified to Have Low VOCs
Carpet is the lowest VOC emitter of common floor choices, and requires fewer cleaning chemicals than other floor coverings. CRI’s Green Label Plus standard has brought those VOCs down even more. In addition, carpet improves indoor air quality by trapping allergens and other particles so they can be vacuumed away.
Saves Money Over Time
Carpet will maintain its life and beauty for many years when properly cleaned and maintained. In terms of both labor and cleaning supplies, carpet saves you money over the long run.