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Spainlandia
Can anyone point me toward an article about selecting colors for wall to wall carpet that will age well and give options in the decor?
   
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Robin Michetti

As beautiful as the wall to wall carpeting is in the photos above, there are 3 main reasons to eschew carpeting and to go for hardwood flooring; one is that carpeting off-gasses (carcinogens) and increases indoor air pollution. Two, carpeting holds dirt and germs especially since we are reluctant to take off our shoes when we enter a home, tracking in doggie do, organic material, dried mud etc.. Three; try vacuuming under those side tables, chairs and floor lamps etc..a royal pain. No, I go for the occasional area rug and in floor heating in certain areas. When I go to a hotel, I try to find rooms with wood flooring which is more sanitary.

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nm70568

A lot of articles say hardwood flooring is a better investment but we just installed wool carpeting in all our bedrooms and am so glad we did. We have two babies under two years old and a dog and we love being able to roll comfortably around on the carpet. It is warm and cozy and blocks noise. I hate trying to clean our rooms with hardwood and area carpets. Such a pain!

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