If there is a big flooring debate, let’s face it – it’s between two main contenders, and that is carpet vs hardwood flooring. Of course, there are all sorts of factors. What kind of lifestyle are you living? How many people are living at your house? Are you raising a family, or living alone? There are many people that have all sorts of preference with respect to design or aesthetic, but here are some things to consider when you are trying to choose between carpet and hardwood flooring.
Aging Over Time
Before we even delve into this particular factor, let’s just say it outright: hardwood flooring wins. While there are all sorts of people that might claim that a “timeless carpet” exists – that simply isn’t true. There are all sorts of carpeting that seems to belong to a certain decade, which you can verify yourself in buildings and homes of all kinds. Of course, if you are searching for a particular “feel”, whether vintage or otherwise – there’s nothing wrong with carpet. However, it’s hard to deny that hardwood flooring does have a timelessness charm to it that cannot be denied.
You might be able to guess that the carpet is more associated with comfort. It doesn’t matter what season it is, if you have a family, there might be familiarity and warmth to carpet that is truly hard to get away with. Hardwood flooring might be comfortable, and one can always add rugs, but the truth is that carpet is more associated with comfort than hardwood flooring. Of course, not everyone is looking for comfort, and that’s okay, too.
One of the beauties of hardwood flooring is that you can always switch things up, and it isn’t a huge ordeal. If you are not satisfied with your carpet, it might be an entire process, not to mention time, energy, and money involved. If you love hardwood flooring but feel like a change is needed, throw in a rug! Throw in two! It’s this kind of versatility that does allow for an individual or family to revamp the atmosphere a little bit, for some welcome change. This is one advantage of hardwood flooring that has probably made it such a long-lasting trend.
So which one is better for you? Well, it depends on what you are looking for. As you can see both have benefits and can add to any room in your home. If you would like to further explore your options and see what would be the best fit for you, we can help! Our design associates come to your home with our mobile showroom to show you the best options for you in your home. If you would like to make a free, no-obligation appointment contact us today!