One of the choices every homeowner has to make at some point is whether they want hardwood floors or carpeted floors. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Some of functional and practical characteristics, while others will be more up to individual taste. In our next two blogs, we’ll compare and contrast wood floor with carpets in a home flooring showdown. This week: why you should choose wood.
The Advantages of Hardwood Floors
First, we’ll take a look at the practical considerations, and then the aesthetics.
Hardwood floors are much easier to maintain the carpet. Regular sweeping and dusting are all that’s needed to keep your wood floors clean and tidy. Spills generally won’t stain as long as they’re quickly cleaned up, and you don’t need to do expensive steam cleaning treatments as you would with carpet.
A good hardwood floor that’s properly cared for can last for decades. Carpet, on the other hand, fades over time and can start to lose its form. You’ll probably need to replace it once a decade to keep things looking fresh. Hardwood floors can also be refinished, helping them last even longer.
One benefit many people don’t often consider is that hardwood floors don’t trap dust, pet dander, and other indoor air pollutants like carpet does. These are easy to clean off a hardwood floor, which improves the air quality in your home. Carpet traps these substances and releases them into the air when walked on. Though a steam cleaning can help, over time carpet can’t help but continue to attract unwanted indoor air pollutants.
Wood floors add more value to a home than carpet because of their longevity, and the fact that they’re in high demand.
This is a matter of taste of course, but many people really enjoy the look and feel a hardwood floor brings to a room. It’s always in style, and can affect a number of different looks, from chic and modern to classic and rustic.
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