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When you live in a tropical environment like Honolulu, you may think that carpet is not the best flooring option for you. However, there are many benefits to having carpet. It feels soft on bare feet, provides extra cushion for sensitive joints, and helps cut down on noise. Here’s some advice from the experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu for choosing a carpet for your Honolulu home.

Factors to Keep in Mind

When shopping for carpet, know ahead of time that you’ll need to pick something that can handle a comparatively high humidity level. While great for our beautiful plant life, the warm and wet climate also increases the potential for mold and mildew growth in the carpet and the padding underneath. You also want carpet that is easy to clean, especially if you tend to leave the door to the lanai open while relaxing outside. Lastly, you may need a carpet that can withstand heavy foot traffic if you rent your space out as a vacation home.

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What Are the Best Honolulu Carpet Flooring Options?

Carpet and padding made from synthetic fibers, such as polyester or nylon, can be a good choice because of their mold-resistant properties. Synthetic fibers are also able to withstand a high level of foot traffic and resist staining, making them ideal for use in hotels, vacation homes or busy households. Even better, manufacturers have been increasingly able to create carpet using recycled materials. If you suffer from allergies, wool is a strong natural fiber candidate for its anti-microbial and moisture wicking properties.

In terms of care, all carpets need to be vacuumed regularly and might need the occasional deep clean to remove any sand or allergens that have accumulated at the base of the fibers. However, avoid steam cleaning any carpeting made from plant-based fibers, such as jute or sisal!

Have questions? Contact Floor Coverings International Oahu! Meet with one of our flooring experts during a free, no-obligation, consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect carpet for your lifestyle needs!

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