Technically, the answer is no. Carpet cannot warm a room. However, it does have a high thermal value. This means that it has an insulating effect that is higher than, say, concrete. A high R-value means that the carpet flooring still retains the warmth of the room. If you think about it, a rug can evoke thoughts of warmth and coziness as well.

What is thermal value?


R-value is a term used when determining its ability to hold onto warmth and resist cooling down. It is usually displayed on a rug’s tag or label. It is not a feature determined by how thick the carpet is, but the higher the R-value is, the more it can insulate against the cold.

Padding


Some experts claim that padding has an R-value of its own. When you put a carpet and padding together, your insulation is superior to just the carpet. You will protect yourself from heat loss and cool air loss. Sometimes the rating for a carpet and padding is a 2.0 in R-value.

There are several padding options that you have. Urethane padding has the highest R-value and is considered the best padding for places like the bedroom, where there is low foot traffic. It has a low density to it and is lightweight. Fiber padding, however, is perfect for high-traffic areas. It has a good R-value to it. Whatever you decide, talk to our staff about padding in addition to the carpet and get what is best for your home.

We can answer all of your questions about carpet at Michigan Carpet and Flooring. Our staff is qualified and ready for your questions. We are a carpet store with a showroom in Commerce, MI, where we serve West Bloomfield, Walled Lake, Novi, and Farmington Hills. Let us help you with your carpeting needs. We understand that a floor covering is essential to a home. Come to us to find the best carpet available.