How To Choose Between Wooden And Carpet Flooring


If you have narrowed down the flooring of your new home to either wood or carpet you might be struggling to make that final decision and choose between the two. They are both, after all, great options that provide vastly different textures and have benefits that are worlds apart. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of an objective perspective to make an informed choice that is free from emotion or an impulse you have now that will fade later. Here are a few factors that you should consider which should hopefully narrow down your choice to that ultimate decision between the two. 


Timber flooring is easier to maintain in day-to-day scenarios because it is far easier to spot dirt and spills on it than carpet, and carpet also has fibers that can attract uncleanliness. Timber also generally lasts longer if you are willing to refinish it every decade or so, while carpet will need to be replaced in high-traffic areas at about the same rate. If you don't want to have to bother with vacuuming your home on a regular basis and can deal with refinishing your wood flooring, then timber is your more utilitarian option.


If you are looking for a more homely feel in your flooring because you are raising children or expecting to in the near future, then often carpet is the safer choice. It is far more forgiving for little bodies that might fall, and it is softer for them to play on. Yes, it can attract a mess, but the exchange is added safety and security. While that is not a big bonus for adults who are less likely to fall or be on the ground, for children and busy families, it is a definite consideration that you should factor in.

Shoes On Or Off?

Something that is not often taken into account when choosing flooring is what you wear when in your home. If you like to wear shoes inside, then it doesn't really matter how padded or soft the flooring itself is, and you can benefit from a wooden floor that is tougher and more resistant. If you like to fling their shoes off as soon as you get home, then carpet will be more welcoming and pretty easy to keep clean. It is all about choosing the flooring that is right for your lifestyle, so think about what aspects really matter to you. 

For more information, contact a flooring company like Floorco Flooring.


17 November 2021

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