The winter is famous for being slightly less safe than the summer. There is ice everywhere, sometimes slush and snow, and it can be very easy to accidentally slip and fall. The danger does not just occur outside, it can also occur in your home. Your home, often thought of as a safe space, should continue to be, regardless of the seasonal weather outside.
Many people restrict their traveling during the winter, or they take extra measures to accommodate their travels. They may take taxis, ride the subway, or drive more during the winter, in order to avoid slipping and falling on the sidewalk.
If you go out walking during the winter, you can track slippery mud and water from your shoes or boots in your home. For situations like these, you need flooring that can stand up to wet conditions, and the best type of flooring for that is residential carpeting.
Residential Carpeting Increases Traction
Even if your carpet gets wet after the dog tracks water inside your home for instance, your carpet will still be able to support you as you walk about. Your carpet will feel wet, but you will no longer be concerned about slipping, this is much better than the alternative.
This is a great benefit for anyone that uses residential carpeting, especially if they are very young or elderly. Very young children are still learning how to walk, balance, and support their weight. They will not enjoy learning how to walk on a slippery floor. This is a great reason to purchase residential carpeting, especially since carpet has another benefit for children, which is softening their falls.
The elderly may also have trouble walking, balancing, and supporting their weight, which is natural as we age and our bodies work less efficiently than we are used to. Sometimes, a slip and fall can disproportionately affect an elderly individual compared to a middle aged person or teenager. A wet floor that is slippery is a floor that can cause frustration and injury.
The reason why carpeting is so good at ensuring your safety when wet is due to its makeup. See, carpet fibers are matted and create tension and texture when pressed against each other. This results in a “coarser” style form of flooring that will actively provide increased traction when you walk across it. No matter if you walk across your carpet in bare feet, socks, or shoes, you can rest assured that carpeting can stand up to any sort of wetness.
Carpeting is layered, and the many fibers and threads work with each other to form a “rough” texture that only becomes rougher when you walk on it. Now, of course, when you touch your carpet, you will notice it is not rough but you can feel how much more friction you can create on carpet than on, for instance, a wood floor. By its unique design, carpeting keeps us safe by remaining “rough,” regardless of how wet it becomes. If you are looking for a form of flooring that stands up well to wet conditions, you cannot go wrong with carpeting.
The increased traction that residential carpeting provides allows you to focus on other important matters, like your family, home life, and work. If you do not have carpeting in your home, now is a great time to start. Whether you are interested in installing commercial carpeting, residential carpeting, carpet tiles in your home, Cadillac Carpet & Flooring, in Toronto, the GTA, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, and Mississauga, has you covered. For more information regarding the benefits of carpeting your home, please visit us at our website today.