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I Actually, Really Want Carpets Didn’t Exist


It’s one other day within the Billock family, and one other day scrubbing away at a ratty outdated carpet — one which was fairly darn plush, by the best way — to get out one more stain left behind by my aged canine. He can’t assist it; he has degenerative myelopathy, which is a dysfunction that results in weak point and paralysis within the hind quarters. Which means extra accidents in the home, which suggests extra scrubbing of this carpet.

I suppose the fault is mine. I actively hate carpets, however signed a lease on an house rife with them anyway. My residing scenario was quickly deteriorating and I wanted to get out, so I didn’t have a selection. Typically you make subpar choices when it’s a must to make them shortly.

My canine’s particular scenario shouldn’t be the one motive I hate carpets, although. Let me depend the whys, solely in your enjoyment.

OK, hear me out on this. In case you have a high-pile carpet and drop one thing tiny, like a straight pin or a small nail with out noticing, you’re going to get stabbed. You’ll by no means see that pointy menace once more till it’s caught in your foot. And if a few of the carpet has worn away and the tack strips are poking by way of? Stabby. They snag, too, which may lure your child toe and be fairly painful. Plus, they’re harmful for animals. My canine as soon as received actually excited taking part in, then caught his nail on the carpet weave — and it ripped that sucker proper out. There was blood all over the place. Which leads me to my subsequent level:

They’re a PITA to scrub.

Have you ever tried to get a large blood puddle out of a carpet? It’s not straightforward. That additionally goes for wine, Food regimen Coke, nail polish, pizza grease, and any of the opposite myriad issues that get spilled in a family. Positive, you may get a personal-use carpet cleaner, however they’re not essentially the most user-friendly. They’re huge and hulking, which additionally makes storing them fairly robust. And carpet cleansing firms? I’ve by no means been glad by one. Respected ones are onerous to seek out, and the most effective are additionally the costliest. 

Carpet makes individuals (specifically me) much less relaxed.

I’m a nagger. And I do know this as a result of I nag, on a regular basis, about issues falling on to carpet. Munching on Doritos? Cautious to not get crumbs within the rug. The individuals I really like are equally as specific about not letting stuff fall right into a carpet’s threaded embrace. And you already know who’s additionally fairly choosy about carpet high quality? Landlords. They’ll preserve that safety deposit from you in a sizzling second if there’s a single spot in your rented carpet.

Carpets haven’t any character.

Hardwood is gorgeous. It has character: knots and streaks and pure patterns. Hardwood additionally stands the check of time. It’s not the sufferer of shag, terrible shade selections, or outdated patterns. When you’ve hardwood flooring, you’re not caught with a yucky design you may’ve beloved 10 years in the past, however now seems to be just like the early 2000s vomited throughout your ground.

Wooden flooring are good, higher, and finest. Do the correct factor, associates. Say no to carpets.

Jennifer Billock

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Jennifer Billock is an award-winning author, bestselling writer, and editor. She is at present dreaming of an around-the-world journey along with her Boston terrier.



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