Selecting the right flooring is always an overwhelming process, but it can be especially so, when you just can’t make up your mind between two of the most popular choices: carpet or wood floors.
Carpet in Dallas: It’s warm, comfortable and the soft, plushy surface makes it an especially good choice if you have kids, eliminating worries about hard falls. It also works as a sound barrier, and what with computers, big screen televisions, appliances and the constant ringing of cell phones and other devices, our homes are noisier than ever. That’s a great advantage, indeed.
While Dallas residents don’t need to worry about the cold as much as their Northern neighbors, it can go as low as 40 degrees. Carpet tends to retain heat longer than some other types of flooring, so you never have to worry about putting your toes down on cold, hard surfaces when the weather gets chilly.
Carpet is also stylish, with a wide range of colors and patterns from which to choose.
As with anything, there are challenges, and one for this is that it requires a little more maintenance than others. You’ll need to vacuum regularly, and it’s recommended to get professional, deep cleaning at least every year or 18 months.
A hardwood flooring installation remains the Number 1 popular choice, probably because it adds value to your home. Whether or not you plan to sell, know that buyers will often pay as much as 10 percent more for a home with wood floors. Wood floors are elegant and add a richness and warmth to any environment, from traditional to contemporary. They come in a range of wood species, offering many styles and patterns with gorgeous undertones that can add eye-popping contrast to any home. When maintained properly, wood floors last for decades; much longer than carpet.
On the downside, wood can warp when exposed to water, so avoid installation in high moisture areas like basements, baths or even kitchens, if they’re prone to leaking. They’ll also expand or shrink to adjust to weather conditions, unless acclimated before installation; your flooring expert will tell you how to do that.
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