Can carpet warm a room?

The answer is no. A carpet cannot warm a room. However, it can have a high thermal value. This means that it has an insulating factor that is warmer than concrete. A high R-value means that a carpet can keep a room warmer than concrete. Psychologically, a rug can evoke thoughts of coziness and feelings of warmth.

What is thermal value?

R-value is used on carpets and rugs when determining how they hold onto the warmth and resist coldness. It is usually displayed on a carpet or rug’s label or tag. R-value is not determined by how thick a carpet or rug is. It is usually just an indicator of how well they can insulate against the cold.


Now some experts claim that padding has an R-value of its own. Here is what you need to know about padding. When you put a carpet and padding together, the room's insulation is superior to the insulation just given by the carpet. As a result, the space will be protected by heat loss and cool air loss. It is known that sometimes an R-value of carpeting and padding is 2.0.

You have several available padding options. Urethane padding has the highest R-value, and it is considered the best padding for a bedroom with low foot traffic. However, it has a low density and is lightweight. So you don't want it for heavier traffic areas in your home. Fiber padding is more appropriate for high-traffic areas. It has a good R-value to it. Whatever you decide for padding, don’t forget to mention it to our staff as you shop for carpet. That way, you can get the best R-value for your home.

Consumer Carpets & Flooring is a carpet store that knows the world of carpeting. No matter your floor covering, we’ve got you covered! We have our showroom in Jersey City, NJ. Our service areas are New York City, Manhattan, Newark, Bayonne, Elizabeth, North Bergen, East Orange, Kearny, and West New York. Let us help you with your carpeting needs. Add R-value to your carpeting requirements. We will find the right combination of carpet and padding for you!