Either or is rarely a good choice to have to make. Vinyl can look cheap and tacky, stone and marble are too cold for practically everywhere (unless you live somewhere on the Mediterranean you’ll just end up with cold feet), and carpets just don’t work in some rooms. It’s often a case of choosing whichever style will be least offensive and that which will cause the fewest problems. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but when you’re limited to an either or there’s a not a lot else you can do. Thankfully, the way flooring types are being designed and made is changing. There’s more and more options out there, and some of them now encompass qualities of multiple floor coverings. Flotex carpet looks like traditional carpet, but with some of the benefits of vinyl flooring. These new hybrid products make your decisions that bit easier, and your flooring that much better. |
So why should you choose Flotex carpet?
Better for allergy sufferers (and cleaning!)
Carpet is made up of a pile which consists of thousands upon thousands of looped cotton threads. It’s these loops which make it so cushiony soft underfoot, but it also makes it a real issue for anyone with any sort of allergy. It’s incredibly easy for all sorts of allergens to become caught up in the carpet fibres, but they also release as the surface is walked over, causing clouds of potentially problematic dust and more which can have any resident sufferers sneezing up a storm.
On the other hand, the straight fibres of Flotex carpet make cleaning easier, and because they’re packed in so tightly the dust is locked into the pile, only to be seen again when you run over it with your trusty hoover.
So, whether you’re an allergy sufferer or simply someone who likes their flooring kept looking great, this the option for you. It’s also the only textile floor which you can get fully wet thanks to its waterproof backing.
Carpet can be expensive, and having it professionally cleaned even more so. While Flotex carpet isn’t cheap, it looks far better for longer thanks to its easy clean abilities. This type of hybrid floor also usually offers long term guarantees, so you can be sure you’re buying a quality product which will last – and it’s still cheaper than carpet!
A durable and comfortable option
Finally, while vinyl and stone can seem cold in a home, this option – with its close link to carpet – is still really comfortable underfoot. You’d barely know the difference if you walked across it, it’s just when it comes to cleaning that you’ll find out how much better this option is!
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