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Cooler Weather is Coming. Now is the Time for New Carpet
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Temperatures will soon be dropping in Boulder. Utility costs will go up and the holiday will bring more foot traffic to our homes. But what if there was a way to handle these challenges without breaking the bank? There is, and the answer may surprise you: carpet. In this post, we discuss why carpet is perfect for colder months - and why now is the time to start planning.
Homeowners consistently agree that carpet is more comfortable than hard surface. This is especially true during cooler months. Why? Imagine stepping out of bed barefoot onto carpet. Now, imagine doing that on hardwood. Carpet is naturally softer and warmer.
Lower Utility Costs
Like we said, carpet is naturally warmer than hard surface flooring. That's good news for your utility bills. A room's r-value is a measure of its insulation - and carpet instantly raises the r-value of any room.
If you really want to maximize comfort, durability, and utility savings, the carpet you choose is only half of the consideration. The right padding is crucial to getting the most value from your carpet.
These are the best pads for warmer homes:
Urethane Padding: This padding offers the most insulation, although that can vary based on the pad's thickness.
Memory Foam: Foam padding also performs well and is often considered the most comfortable to walk on
Planning Your New Carpet
So what kind of carpet should you get? The answer isn't as easy as it used to be, and that's a good thing. There are more carpet options than ever, each with their own unique set of features. Fortunately, we can help! Give us a call at 303-443-9075 to get started.