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Pros and Cons for High-Pile Carpets

Pros and Cons for High-Pile Carpets

Learn about the pros and cons that high-pile carpets have.

We still have plenty of winter weather in the near future, and that means we’re thinking of ways to keep our homes warmer. One way to accomplish this is with the right plush carpet. One kind of carpet we recommend to homeowners is high-pile carpets. But what makes these carpets stand out among the other types of carpeting you could get? Learn about the pros and cons that high-pile carpets have.

Pro: Comfortable and Stylish

High-pile carpets are incredibly warm and soft, perfect for the chilling winter weather we are currently experiencing. You also don’t have to sacrifice looks to get a comfortable carpet because high-pile carpets are quite stylish, and they can be made to match the look of whatever room in which they may be used.

Con: Need to Keep Allergies in Mind

High-pile carpets offer a lot of absorbency, and this, unfortunately, means that allergens have an easier time getting inside of them. That’s why low-pile carpets are often a safer bet if there are people in your household who have allergies.  On the other hand, allergens enter your home no matter what.  With that said, trapping allergens in your carpet can be a good thing as long as weekly maintenance (vacuuming) and periodically “steam cleaning”of your carpet occurs removing the allergens.  New technology within certain carpet manufactures includes products like “Microban”.  Offering durability and improved ease of care, Phenix carpets with Microban® are always helping to protect against bacterial growth, mildew, and mold, and they remain 99% cleaner than untreated surfaces.  Padding is another factor to take into consideration.  Stainmaster carpet cushion is designed to provide added protection and a luxurious feel. This carpet cushion features select bonded foam to extend the life of the carpet while providing comfort underfoot. A breathable moisture barrier also keeps most common household spills out of the cushion while allowing damaging water vapor from below to evaporate.  Stainmaster carpet cushion also offers “Fresh Dimension® antimicrobial”. Many other padding manufactures offer carpet cushions that are also antimicrobial, non-allergenic, and resist the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria.  Mike’s Flooring & Design Center has many types of these carpet cushions for you to choose from which will address the allergen issues you may have in your home.  Just as critical as the carpet you select, so is the carpet cushion (padding) selection.

Pro: Good Insulation

Because of the thickness of high-pile carpets, they help insulate rooms and make them warmer during the winter. On top of that, you can filter out unwanted sound, which allows your home to be more peaceful. The thickness of these carpets can also be good for safety because children aren’t nearly as likely to hurt themselves if they were to slip and fall onto your carpet.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 26 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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