Carpets are a good value option for your floor covering. They are warm and comfortable and actually provide good thermal resistance. Overall they give any room a warm feel as well as being a soft place to sit and play. Carpets come in a variety of styles, colours and patterns and can be matched to almost any setting or decorating style. They are available at a range of prices, from value carpets to luxury choices. They cushion footsteps, reducing the possibility of slipping and providing a cushion should a fall happen. Modern homes are very noisy places and carpets can help absorb the sounds. Provided they are maintained and cleaned correctly they are very hard wearing and will last a long time. Although carpets are often associated with health problems this is not the case. Carpets actually trap particles that would normally circulate in the air. As long as the carpet is regularly vacuumed it should not be a problem.