The main sticking point for most homeowners is sorting out whether they should go with hardwood flooring, or carpeting. So, Carpet World decided to throw together this quick list of qualities possessed by each of these two flooring types to help you get a better handle on which is right for you.
Here is a quick rundown of the advantages hardwood can offer your home:
• Wow Factor
Hardwood is, without a doubt, the most visually striking flooring material out there. If you want to thoroughly impress your guests, or make a positive impression on a potential buyer, hardwood is definitely the way to go.
• Easy Maintenance
If your household has children or pets that are likely to cause accidents that will be hard to clean from carpet fibers, you will probably want to go with hardwood. Spilled food or drinks and pet stains are far easier to clean up from a hardwood floor than from a carpeted one.
Beyond all that, hardwood is generally easier to maintain, as it only requires frequent sweeping and the occasional pass of a microfiber mop to keep clean.
• Air Quality
Carpets have the unfortunate side effect of trapping airborne pollutants and allergens in their fibers. This can lead to increased sneezing and coughing, for those with respiratory concerns. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, don't trap pollutants, making them a better choice for homes with family members suffering from respiratory complications.
Now, all of that doesn't mean that there aren't some formidable advantages to carpet! Here are some compelling points in favor of carpeting:
Hardwood floors can get pretty chilly on a cold, clear night. Carpet, however, is always soft and warm underfoot. In addition to being a great heat insulator, carpets in upstairs rooms also insulate against sound, and cushion the noise of footfalls for those in the downstairs areas of the home.
Homes with children, or elderly family members, need to be on the lookout for ways to minimize risks to those members from falling. Having a carpeted floor can mean the difference between a broken bone and bruise, in the event of a slip and fall accident, to say nothing of the fact that it's harder to slip and fall on a carpet to begin with.
Your budget is one of the primary considerations when choosing a new floor, and carpeting is a good deal less expensive than hardwood when you look at the initial buy-in cost. On average, carpeting costs about $1/sq. foot, compared to $4/sq. foot for carpeting. While cost isn't the most important factor in choosing a flooring material, it is definitely a major consideration.
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Whether it's installing carpet in Dallas, or wood flooring in Fort Worth, Carpet World's team of expert flooring professionals have all of the tools and expertise to help you choose and install the floors that best suit your family's needs.
We've been in the business for over 12 years now, and we want to put our experience to work for your family. Simply contact us to arrange for a free consultation, and visit from our mobile showroom. We service the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and all surrounding areas including, Flower Mound, Frisco, McKinney, and Lewisville.