Carpet or Hardwood?

 

When considering an upgrade of a room or rooms in your home, carpet or hardwood comes up as a question often. Recently, industry experts are saying carpets are on the rise in popularity because of newer technologies in fibers, making carpets hold up to traffic and stains much better than they used to in the past.

Here are a few reasons to help you choose:

1. Softer

These stain resistant fibers are softer than ever. An increased number of fibers which make the carpet softer and at the same time much stronger and longer lasting.

2. Less Expensive

What will motivate a consumer decide on carpet over hardwood flooring is the cost. Hardwood would cost you double as much as high-end carpet. This includes materials and installation. Carpet also installs in a fraction of the time.

3. Quieter

Do you have kids running around constantly? Or do you need a quiet noise absorbing room for an office? Then carpet is your answer, with .40 to .50 noise reduction coefficient (NRC).

4. Looks

With textures, colors, and patterns — carpets have an unlimited way of decorating and personalizing your home. Golds and silvers are a hot item according to interior designers at the moment.

5. Wool-like

Eco-friendly and low-VOC with all-natural fibers and non-toxic dyes.

 

Areas not to use carpets on the other hand are:

  • Very high-traffic areas
  • Ongoing maintenance and professional cleaning
  • Bathrooms and cellars (damp areas)
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