Furnishing homes is always a pleasant task. Both browsing the web and scrolling through endless pages to get the right stuff or physically going to market places and running from one showroom to another can be a tiresome job, yet enjoyable. Finding the perfect product for interior spaces which suits the budget and needs of its consumers at the same time is quite perplexing.
Carpets top the list in the most important furnishings for any living space. They are used to provide comfort along with a touch of elegance, warmth and beauty. Which type of carpet is the best remains unanswered because there are many factors involved , but one factor that remains common is that people look for durable, affordable, maintenance free and sustainable pieces when making the final decision before purchase.
All these qualities fit well in synthetic carpets since they are a constant source of relief for their owners in multiple aspects. Synthetic carpets can be nylon (most preferred one), polypropylene (also known as olefin) or polyester. Finding about the type of carpets is also important in enabling families to make the right choices for their homes.
Let’s break down the pros and cons of synthetic carpets because it’s very important to check them before deciding their placement:
The Pros of Synthetic Carpets:
- It is common human nature that we all want to invest less and reap more. For this purpose, synthetic carpets belong to the inexpensive carpet range where homeowners can spend less and enjoy a multitude of benefits especially people who cannot afford to spend lavishly but want a visually pleasing home. With the innumerable benefits they offer for cover floors, protect wood polish or to hide cosmetic defects, their price remains matchless.
- Synthetic carpets belong to the breed that are easy to clean, highly stain resistant (not oil resistant, though), resilient and sustainable which means they can be maintained for a longperiod of time. Because of theseeae in maintenance properties, they can be subjected to heavy usage around interior spaces.
- They perfectly adapt to any surrounding living spaces because they don’t fade away due to direct sunlight. Also synthetic carpets are known to withstand strong cleaning detergents making them ideal for homes that endure lots of spillage.
The Cons of Synthetic Carpets:
- Synthetic carpets aren’t the perfect choice for high foot traffic areas. They pile and wear out easily. If you fancy them being placed in bedrooms where you just want to feel the luxury of resting your feet on a chilled day before sleeping and after waking up, then that’s fine. Otherwise they don’t belong to living rooms.
- Although they provide innumerable floor décor options, synthetic carpets are not durable enough because they are cheaper in quality as compared to their natural fiber counterparts and they wear out relatively quickly.
- Due to nylon present, synthetic carpets have a high stain resistance quality but they aren’t resistant to oil based stains. So they are never the perfect choice for dining rooms and lounges.
- Synthetic carpets shed easily and have limited color options owing to their dying methods.
- Most synthetic fibers carpets are known to be a nuisance for people with major health concerns especially allergy issues, eye irritations and respiratory illness. They trap dust, mildew and allergens which create health havoc for such patients.
- Synthetic carpets are also known to contain VOC. These volatile organic compounds are great health hazards. Moreover they also react with certain chemicals to form formaldehyde which is notorious for being a human carcinogen. But if these synthetic carpets are aired properly before installation, lots of hazardous compounds evaporate and pose less health threats.
- Synthetic carpets are made from olefin fibers which are petroleum based making them not so ideal choices for environmentally conscious consumers , because they prefer buying carpets sourced from organic materials like wood, bamboo, cotton, wool etc.
It’s very vital to know about all the above mentioned factors and also what goes inside the production of home furnishings because then only consumers can make a better choice for their loved ones and ensure better quality in their interior spaces.