Bedrooms are supposed to be a cozy place that allows you to wind down and prepare for a relaxing and rejuvenating night of sleep. One of the contributing factors for the most comfortable bedroom is having a soft and cushy carpet. It’s no wonder, then, that 44% of homeowners prefer to have carpet in their bedroom. But what makes carpet so comfortable anyway?
Both the most underestimated and most important factor for making a carpet comfortable is the padding underneath. If you get a padding that’s too thin from your local flooring store, it won’t matter what type of carpet you buy, it will feel hard on your feet. Get thicker padding and you’ll feel like you’re walking on pillows.
Most carpets are made of a synthetic poly blend. To circumvent this issue, carpet manufacturers are making thinner and thinner strands of synthetic carpeting fabrics.
Loop carpets are uncut, making them more durable and tightly bunched. This makes them more rugged, but less soft. Always look for cut carpeting when comfort is on your mind. Also, the thinner the strand of carpeting yarn, the softer the carpet.
Another underestimated factor for carpet comfort is how clean you keep it. Dust and dirt accumulate over time, adding a granular texture to carpets that aren’t regularly vacuumed, something your feet will notice more than you think.
Smell leaves a very strong impression. Even if your carpet doesn’t smell bad, you might be making a negative scent association with your room. Burn incense and light candles in your room occasionally and the fabric of your carpet will absorb those lovely scents. This will form a comforting association with your room.
Now, none of this needs to be terribly expensive either. Instead of getting a custom carpet installed, you can go to your local flooring store and talk to them about carpet remnants. These are the leftover cuts of carpet that aren’t long enough to custom cut to the size of someone’s room. More often than not, though, you’ll be able to find a carpet remnant that fits your room easily.
Comfort is important, though, so if you need the softest carpeting and the most comfortable padding, contact us today and start exploring your options.