wooden floors and slate v wall to wall carpet
July 9, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Sorry, no photos yet but looking through thousands of Houzz photos, nearly every one has either tiles, polished concrete or wood floors. Has wall to wall carpet become obsolete? It is lovely and warm in a cold climate especially with layered rugs on top to define each area. What do people think?
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Patricia Colwell
Most people find wall to wall carpet just too gross, the spills and the cleaning products you need are all yucky my opinion is if you are in a cool climate go wood and area rugs for definition of spaces and maybe put the carpet in the bedrooms for warmth. Area rugs can be cleaned properly and I often lift mine in the summer for the coolness of bare floors.
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Cancork Floor Inc.
Carpet has come under fire because of the allergy/asthma reactions. Carpet can hold dozens of pounds of human skin/dust/mites in it. It can never be fully cleaned nor can the dust be completely removed. Because of this, many people are looking for solid flooring options which reduce allergens, reduce asthmatic events, are easier to clean and last longer.

High end carpet (the stuff that is worth more than hardwood) still has its place in high end homes - often times in luxury bedrooms/luxury appartments (noise issues have to be taken into consideration) but on the whole, the general public is shying away from wall-to-wall carpets.

Cork flooring is seeing a huge increase in sales because it "takes over" for carpet. Soft, quiet, warm, easy to clean, hypo-allergenic, antimicrobial, instect resistant. It is the "go-between" type of flooring for people used to carpet who need to move to solid surfaces for their health. As Canadians, we love this flooring because it is so warm.
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