When it comes to choosing hardwood or carpet for your floors, it can be hard to know which is best. In truth, this is not a straightforward question with one simple answer. Which you choose will largely depend on your tastes, budget, and overall lifestyle. How much maintenance do you want to invest in your floors, and how much time? Are you looking for the timeless elegance of wood or the coziness of a thick carpet between your toes in the cold winter? Read on for help making this important decision for your home.
The Pros Of Hardwood Flooring
If you love the classic look of hardwood, nothing can quite compare. If you suffer from allergies, hardwood is also a far cleaner option that is easy to keep dust and allergen free. Hardwood only requires a quick sweep or vacuum. It can also last for decades, maintaining its beauty if well cared for. It makes it easy to rearrange furniture and change up with colorful area rugs.
The Cons Of Hardwood Flooring
They don’t muffle sound and are prone to scratches. They also do not insulate well, and can be hard and cold in the winter months. If you live in a cold climate, you may want to take this into consideration. If you drop anything fragile against a wood floor, it will automatically break.
The Pros Of Carpet
Carpet is far softer and warmer than hardwood. It also muffles sound and offers infinitely more options when it comes to color and texture. It also helps furniture stay put rather than slide around when it is sat on or used.
The Cons Of Carpet
Even if you vacuum every day, dirt and dust will still cling to your carpet, possibly nestling deep in the fibers. Carpet is also more difficult to clean than harwood and requires more time to clean. Carpet has an overall shorter lifespan than hardwood, and also contains chemicals that natural hardwood does not. If you are looking to eliminate chemicals from you home, carpet may not be the best option.
Jim Boyd’s Flooring America for Your Carpet and Hardwood Needs
Carpet or solid hardwood? Whatever choice you make, we have the materials and know-how to help you get your dream floor! Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is happy to provide our customers with top-notch service to meet any and all of their flooring needs. We have the knowledge and experience to assess your needs and help you choose the right floors for your family’s home. Make an appointment today or give us a call at 410-667-0620 so we can keep your carpet looking great for years to come. To follow us online, don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Houzz, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Google+.