Carpet floors don’t heat a room. But they have a high thermal value, which means that they have an insulating effect higher than other floorings, like concrete. A high R-value means that the carpet holds onto the warmth of the room. Mentally carpet floors or rugs evokes thoughts of warmth, comfort, and coziness.
What is thermal value?
R-value is a term that is used to define a carpet’s thermal resistance. It’s usually displayed on a rug's label. This is not determined by how thick the carpet is. But the higher the R-value is, the more power it has to insulate against the cold.
Some experts say that carpet padding has an R-value of its own. When you put the carpet and the padding together, you have complete insulation with superior heat and cool air loss protection. Sometimes the R-value for a carpet and pad is over 2.0 in a rating.
Padding comes in a variety of materials. Urethane padding has the highest R-value, and it is best for low-traffic rooms, like the bedroom. This is due to its low density and lightweight. It would not be advisable to put urethane in a heavy traffic room. Fiber padding, however, is ideal for high-traffic areas. It has a good R-value that provides good warming and cooling properties. Whatever you do, talk to our staff about padding and get what is suitable for your home.
We can help
At Avalon Wood Flooring, we can answer all your questions about carpet. Our friendly staff is qualified and experienced. If you are looking for carpet in Santa Ana, visit our showroom with your questions. We serve Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar, CA. At Avalon Wood Flooring, we have over 60 years of experience backing up our work in the flooring industry. We provide the highest quality products and services. We can tailor-make carpet flooring to your specific needs. Let us help you find the great carpet floors that are available for you in our selection.