There can be endless sources of noise in a Hillsborough home, from loud children to barking dogs to drum practice in the garage. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t steps you can take to help minimize the extra noise in your home, and by doing so, minimize your stress. Our team at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough has come up with a few tips to help.

carpets in hillsboroughChange to Carpet Floors

If you are already considering a flooring upgrade in your home, the most thorough way of reducing excess noise would be with carpets. While hardwood and tile tend to echo and amplify noise, carpets will help to absorb sound. Whether you are trying to minimize the creaking floors from an upstairs bedroom, the cries from a baby’s nursery or any other sound in your home, a carpet may be the most effective way to get it done.

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Add in an Area Rug

We understand that replacing your current floors with carpet may be a drastic step just to reduce noise if you weren’t considering it already, but fear not! There are other alternatives for cutting back on the noise. Adding an area rug into any room will have some of the same impacts as a carpet but on a smaller scale (and with a much smaller price tag). Area rugs also provide some versatility that carpets cannot because they can be swapped out with more regularity as the style of your home changes over time.

stair runners hillsboroughLook Into Carpet Runners

Much of the unwanted noise in Hillsborough homes often comes from the staircases. Whether it is caused by kids racing around with their friends or our furry friends going up and down, unable to make up their mind on where they want to take their next nap, creaking and pounding on stairs can be easily reduced with stair runners. Stair runners also can add a sense of elegance and comfort into a home without needing to install a full room’s worth of carpet.

Get Started Today!

Whether you are ready to convert an old hardwood floor into a fresh new carpet or you think an area rug is the right step for you, reach out to our team of experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough. Use this link to schedule a free, in-home design consultation, and a design associate will come to you in our mobile showroom with carpet and rug samples that you can view in the context of your own home. We work hard to make sure all of our customers feel informed before making their purchase, and we are proud to serve Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton and the surrounding areas!

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