Textile floor coverings - Pros and Cons

Textile floor coverings - Pros and Cons


Textile floor coverings are available in numerous qualities and designs.

Find out more about textile coverings

  • The only textile lining among the many flooring is carpet. This, in turn, are available in numerous designs. These include, for example, carpets from real wool or Kunststoffflor, which are further subdivided into terry and velor. This in turn differ in coniferous and non-woven carpets and area rugs action.
  • These textile floor coverings are available as carpet, bridge, runners, carpet tile or carpeting. The back of this floor coverings may have different coatings, such. As a foam coating, jute or latex. In contrast, carpet tiles are provided on the back either with polyester fleece, PVC or bitumen.
  • Important when buying a carpet should primarily be its quality. This is determined, inter alia, of the fibers and their processing used. Other important criteria are the durability and color fastness, especially in natural fibers. An on-site consultation is advisable in any case.
  • For carpets there are several carpet seal, such as the ETG seal, which provides information on important product characteristics and quality standards. The '' Care & Fare character '' confirmed that the respective carpet was not produced by child labor.

Advantages and disadvantages of floor coverings

  • Carpet is one of the textile floor coverings that are heat- and sound-absorbent and this effect is greater the longer the fibers are - for example, in terry and velor carpets.
  • Contrary to other flooring carpet is much less expensive, it provides a soft, smooth ride, is warm to the touch, non-slip and offers numerous design possibilities.
  • Are particularly flexible carpet tiles. This can for example be produced from wool, suede or goat hair. You have to be installed very easily and with less waste than carpeting, sturdy and durable and can be replaced individually. Their special coating on the back and their relatively high weight they need not be glued to the floor.
  • A disadvantage of these textile floor coverings, among other things their sensitivity and the partially critical cleaning. In addition, they are easy to maintain intensive and can be attacked by mites.
  • Above all, Plastic Mats pull reinforced dust. Interesting alternatives are carpets made from plant fibers such as sisal or coir and wool from those who have the advantage, that they can absorb excess humidity.
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