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Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring: Which Option Is Best for You?

You’re looking for the perfect flooring for your home. You like the look of hardwood flooring, but you’re also drawn to the comfort of a carpeted floor.

So which type of flooring is best for you? Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, from the ease of cleaning to sound dampening to longevity.

Installing the best flooring for your home takes time and patience, but the end result will make it all worth it.

That’s why you should read this comparison between hardwood flooring and carpeting to decide which floor option will be ideal for your lifestyle.

Best Look

Carpet options will have a wider variety in textures, colours, and feels. While both flooring options offer countless different styles, hardwood tends to make a bolder statement and carpet offers a softer look.

Hardwood usually has warmer tones and differing grain styles, which makes it a great option for farmhouse kitchens or formal living rooms.

Cost Difference

The average price per square meter of carpeting is between 15 and 20 pounds.

To install hardwood flooring, the price can go up to 35 pounds or more per square meter. But it all depends on what kind of hardwood or carpeting you’d like to install.

Which Will Last Longer

A carpeted floor may be cheaper, but you’ll likely have to replace it every decade or so. On the other hand, hardwood floors are known to last many decades, even a hundred years.

The longevity of hardwood floors is one of the things that makes it so desirable for homes. You can check out these other benefits of hardwood flooring right here.

How Comfortable Is It

When you install carpeting, you also install a natural sound dampening floor. It’s soft on bare feet and keeps you warmer in the winter months.

Hardwood will be louder and cause more echoing to other floors of your home. It will also feel a bit colder to the touch unless you layout an area rug.

Easiest to Clean

When it comes to caring for your flooring materials, there are varying cleaning suggestions.

Hardwood floors are typically easier to clean. Simple sweeping or vacuuming can reduce dirt and other particles on the surface of the wood. For a deeper clean, mopping can remove stains and other bacteria.

Vacuuming is also effective when cleaning carpet floors. However, it’s more difficult to deep clean a carpet, as the stains settle into the fabric and become difficult to fully get rid of.

Carpet or Hardwood Flooring

Only you can make the final decision for the type of flooring you want in your home. Each of these options offers several benefits for different lifestyles. So will hardwood flooring or carpet be the best option for you?

You can check out other flooring options right here on our site. And if hardwood floors are calling your name, don’t hesitate to contact us to start planning your installation.