The fibrous construction of carpet traps a layer of air near the floor. Air is a thermal insulator and increases a surface's thermal insulation. A pad below the carpet increases the thermal insulation effect.
The characteristics of flooring are one the variables that affect acoustical performance in a room. A hard floor surface acts as a reflector of sound. The reverberation time of sound increases. Carpet acts as a sound absorber. It dampens the noise impact in a room. Carpet, especially carpet with a cushion, provides an excellent absorptive surface.
The evidence gathered, suggests carpet offers benefits for the indoor environment. Of course, we at Carpets & More already knew that carpet was an environmental benefit. We would like to share examples of the carpet we carry.
Our showroom is located in East Brunswick, NJ. We invite people from East Brunswick, NJ, Manalapan, NJ, Milltown, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and North Brunswick, NJ to drop by and see our inventory of carpet that is not only beautiful but backed by research to offer many benefits.