The Pros and Cons of Carpeting Anderson SC

An article that looks at the upsides and downsides of carpeted flooring. Materials, health issues, and environmental issues are discussed. I think you can safely say carpeting has to be one of the oldest forms of flooring known to civilization. In ancient days, it symbolized wealth and status to have beautifully hand-woven tapestries on your floors to walk upon. Many still enjoy its soft comfort in modern living, but is its popularity beginning to wane with the numerous, more eco-friendly alternatives?

Anderson Custom Floors
(864) 261-7515
167 Hurricane Rd
Anderson, SC
 
Dalton Carpets
(864) 225-1816
325 Pearman Dairy Rd
Anderson, SC
 
Room At A Time Carpet Remnants
(864) 222-6789
102 Community Park Dr
Anderson, SC
 
Flooring Center Inc
(864) 964-0046
3319 Highway 24
Anderson, SC
 
Jordan's Home Improvement
(843) 252-0947
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Myrtle Beach , SC
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Usa Floor Covering
(864) 642-0983
133 Federal Street
Anderson, SC
 
Palmetto Hardwood Company
(864) 224-2973
130 Powell Rd
Anderson, SC
 
Flooring America
(864) 225-8631
51 Civic Center Boulevard Ext
Anderson, SC
 
Souza Floor Covering
(803) 386-9967
3356 A Hwy 51 N
Fort Mill, SC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

Jordan's Home Improvement
(843) 252-0355
3300 Jordanville Rd
Galivants Ferry, SC
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Carpet, Flooring, Hardwood, Laminate, Refinishing & Resurfacing, Stone, Tile, Vinyl Flooring

The Pros and Cons of Carpeting

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I think you can safely say carpeting has to be one of the oldest forms of flooring known to civilization. In ancient days, it symbolized wealth and status to have beautifully hand-woven tapestries on your floors to walk upon. Many still enjoy its soft comfort in modern living, but is its popularity beginning to wane with the numerous, more eco-friendly alternatives?

Modern carpets are made from polyester, olefin, rayon, wool, acrylic, or cotton fibers. Unlike yesteryear when they were painstakingly woven together by hand, they are now manufactured by heavy-duty machines that weave and bind them together with plastic backings and strong glue. The carpets are then treated with stain resistant treatments and fire-resistant sealants.

Not only do carpets contain higher VOCs than say wood or concrete flooring, but they are also great traps for dirt, allergens, and other pollutants. Unless of exceptional quality, they tend to wear out in only a few years after installation, especially in areas of high traffic.

There are some organic and eco-friendly alternatives to standard carpeting if your health and green living are of concern to you. Wool fibers are one such product. Other natural fibers include vinyl, reed, seagrass, and mountain grass. These products in many cases will include natural backings and will not have the chemical-based fire and stain guards.

To obtain a good quality of carpeting, you have to pay almost as much and sometimes more than if you were t...

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