When most people think of carpeting, they think of soft, squishy pile between their toes when they swing their legs over the side of the bed in the morning, or spending a rainy day laying on the floor with a book or watching TV. What most people don't think about is the effect their carpeting is having on their health.

As important as the decorative and comfort aspects of carpet are, Dragon Scale Flooring thinks it's high time carpet got a little credit for the other positive impacts it has on our homes. Here are a few surprising ways carpeting can improve your health and wellness:

Carpeting Improves Air Quality

It might seem odd to think that something that spends all day resting on the floor could have any effect on the air in your home, but it does! Carpet fibers trap aerial pollutants in the fiber of the carpet, instead of allowing these particles to circulate freely through the home. These pollutants remain trapped in the pile until they can be professionally cleaned or vacuumed up. This makes carpeting a great choice for homes that have family residents that suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma or allergies.

It is Easy on Your Joints

Anyone who has ever worked a job where they have to remain on their feet for large portions of the day, will tell you that it can take a serious toll on your body if the flooring isn't soft. We take thousands of steps through our home every day, and each footfall causes shock to the various joints that support our body structure. these little shocks can add up to an overall feeling of fatigue and soreness.

Soft-surface flooring is a great way to keep those aches and pains at bay. This makes carpeting an excellent choice for homes with family members who spend a lot of time on their feet, or suffer from joint pain caused by arthritis.

Want to Find Out What Else Carpeting Can Do for You?

If you are in the market for new flooring, and think that carpet might be the way to go, Dragon Scale Flooring is here to help! Our team of flooring and design experts would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect carpeting for your home or business' needs. Simply call, email, or stop by our showroom in Laurel, MD, to arrange for your free estimate and flooring consultation!