Carpet, an option for flooring, started back long time back. It could have started as early as in the 1800s. Today, we see it often in workplaces like offices and clinics. Eco Resilient Flooring (ERF), on the other hand, is a trend that came up recently. It is also used in offices, especially the lobby area, and some clinics. Because of the similarity, there are many debates over carpet and resilient flooring. Which is better option of the two? This article will help you to understand the difference between the two types of flooring.
What if I were to spill a cup of ribena onto your beloved carpet? You will definitely scream at me, yeah? Reason being that it is hard to clean spillage on the carpet. It may seep through and stain the carpet. Once stained, the carpet is very hard to clean. Due to the material of carpets, moisture can also be absorbed much easier on carpet. With moisture, mould can grow on the carpet. It will result in obvious sightings and make the carpet unsightly. It is highly recommended for a change of carpet every 5 to 10 years for hygiene reason. You won’t feel comfortable stepping on a carpet that is mouldy and dirty right?
Eco Resilient Flooring (ERF), on the other hand, has no such issue of mould and stain as it is stain resistant. Resilient flooring has no worries over moisture as it is waterproof. Hence, there is no worries about water spillage or water seeping into the flooring, resulting in undesirable consequences.
Carpet and Eco Resilient Flooring (ERF) are considered relatively to install. Carpet may take up more labour compared to resilient flooring as the flooring is mostly stapled and glued while resilient flooring is using a patented click system. In terms of safety, resilient flooring is safer as you do not need to worry about the exposed staple.
Replacement of both flooring are similar. You are required to change only that particular “tile” that is faulty. There is no need to replace the whole flooring. However, you will need to be careful of the rusty staples, if any, when replacing a carpet flooring.
Carpets color, depending on how it is manufactured, may appear to have more shades of one color. It may also have more colored compared to resilient flooring. However, in terms of the pattern, you will realise there is limitations. This is due to how carpets are manufactured.
Eco Resilient Flooring (ERF) may not appear to have as many shades of colors as carpets. Due to the manufacturing process and technology intervention, you realise you are lost for choices when it comes to pattern. You will be able to get designs as close as real stone or wood, something that carpet cannot provide.
Whether it is carpet or eco resilient flooring, both are able to provide you the different feel you are looking for in your residential or commercial properties.