5 Fun Facts About Carpet You Should Know

nice carpet in a living roomWe’re all familiar with carpet. Heck, most of us probably have carpet in our homes. But we’re willing to bet that you aren’t familiar with every single fact about carpet. In fact, we’d also bet that there is a lot that you don’t know. Don’t worry. At Casa Carpet, Tile, & Wood, we’re dedicated to all things flooring, including carpeting. We know that the flooring of your home makes a real difference in comfort and value, and we want to keep you educated about the many facts about flooring.

These five fun facts about carpeting may change the way you view carpet forever (or at least put it in a different light. We don’t want to be dramatic or anything.).

Fact #1: Carpet Dates Back More than 2000 Years

That’s a long time! The oldest known carpet is from more than 2000 years ago. It was discovered in the 1940s in Siberia. Known as the Pazyryk carpet, it was discovered in an old Scythian tomb. The carpet is celebrated for its age and its insight into past civilizations.

Fact #2: Carpet is Home to Many Viruses

What’s lurking in your carpet may surprise you.  Your carpet is home to many nasty bacteria and viruses. One of the most common is the Norovirus, more commonly known as the stomach flu. Getting it professionally cleaned can help. And if your carpet is just old, replacing it altogether may be your best bet.

Fact #3: The Magic Flying Carpet is Actually a Rug

Carpet is different from rugs because it’s actually adhered to your floor. Rugs, on the other hand, can be moved and lifted easily. Because of that, what is commonly known as the flying carpet is actually a flying rug, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

Fact #4: When it Comes to Carpet, the Five-Second Rule is a Myth

There are so much bacteria living in our carpets that even if we pick up whatever food we dropped right away, we run the risk of ingesting a ton of bacteria anyway. If it falls on the floor, your best bet is to just pick it up and throw it in the trash.

Fact #5: Carpet Looks Good in Any Home

Okay, this one is probably a given. New carpet can make any home look spectacular. If you’re in the market for new flooring, stop by Casa Carpet today! We have a ton of carpet for you to choose from. And if you’re looking to upgrade from carpet to something else, we have options for that as well. Contact us today to learn more!

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