Why buy carpet? I guess "Because that's what we make" or "Why not?" are probably not the best answers. However, carpet does have some interesting characteristics that make it a viable option compared to hard-surface flooring. They are....
Carpet is soft.
One of the most compelling reasons to purchase carpet is its elegant softness and comfort underfoot. It's just nicer to walk on soft carpets instead of unforgiving hard surface.
Carpet is beautiful.
The floor has often been called the fifth wall. It's no longer something to just cover, it's another surface to decorate. And carpet, being a textile with its myriad colors, textures, and patterns, offers a beautiful alternative, or companion, to hard surface floors.
Carpet is quiet.
Noise Reduction Coefficient. How's that for a boring term? It's a figure reflecting the noise absorption properties of a given material. Yikes! That's still really boring. Bottom line is noise bounces off hard surfaces making those rooms loud and echo-y and sound is absorbed in carpet making those rooms significantly quieter.
Carpet is warm.
Climb out of bed on a winter morning. If the floor is hard surface, it's cold and if the floor is carpeted, it's not. And it's even better if its wool carpet; it's 50% more effective as an insulator than synthetics. Carpet is a wall-to-wall layer of insulation. Heat can't escape easily, reducing your bills while keeping your home warm and cozy.
Carpet is safe.
Hard surface floors are smooth and slippery making it a lot easier to fall. And if you fall, they offer no cushion when you land. Carpet is just the opposite. Offering far better traction, slip and fall accidents are far less likely to occur (a major consideration on stairways) and if falls occur, carpets softness will limit the potential damage.
Carpet is healthy.
Dust mites, allergens, pollen, and pollutants float freely in uncarpeted rooms, but they are actually drawn to wool carpets and held in place until they can be harmlessly vacuumed away.
Carpet is cost-effective.
Even some of the most expensive carpets look like a value compared to hard surface floors. Plus ongoing maintenance can be quite expensive with some hard surface floors. You'll never have to sand or re-seal carpet. Nor should you by-the-way.
Finally, it is possible to soften any existing hard surface floor by adding an area rug. And just that simple addition will make a room quieter, warmer, safer, and healthier. Whether it's a totally custom masterpiece or a simple bound broadloom rug, we can help because, as we said earlier, that's what we make.