Which flooring is right for you? Hardwood vs. carpet

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – In today’s market the choice for the majority of the consumers is hardwood. Hardwood is in trend right now and if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future then that may be your best return on investment. If you plan to stay in your home for many more years then it should be a matter of preference. Some people like hardwood flooring throughout the entire house where others want it in the main living areas and still keep carpet in the bedrooms for the quietness and warmth.

Pros and cons of carpet:

Carpet-Comes in a rainbow of colors in many styles and textures to choose from.

-It helps with noise reduction

-It’s soft to the touch and inviting

-It’s warm and insulates from the cold

-The cost of carpeting is typically less

-Does not scratch or dent

-Carpet starts showing wear sooner and doesn’t last as long

-Requires regular vacuuming and professional cleaning

-Warranty is typically 10 years

Pros and cons of hardwood:

Hardwood floor-Rich & inviting, makes a distinctive statement

-Range of natural variations – boards that have extreme character, grain and color variation to boards that are even and consistent

-Comes in many wood species, styles and finishes

-Less likely to become soiled from everyday use

-Does not hold dust and allergens

-Can be easily cleaned and have a cleaner appearance

-Lasts for a very long time with minimal maintenance – although you do need to be careful of scratching (not usually recommended for pets with sharp or long claws)

-Warranty is typically 25 to 30 years

No matter which flooring you choose you can’t make a wrong decision as long as you have done your homework or have sought out the advice of a professional. Depending on your lifestyle and the needs of your family there are pros and cons to both carpeting and hardwoods and you need to decide what’s most important for you.

As the debate goes on and the technology improves for both these products they will only get better.

For more information, visit StandaleInteriors.com

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