When it comes time to consider flooring, you typically only have two choices. Those choices are either hardwood flooring or carpet. But what advantages does hardwood flooring have over carpet? In this edition of the blog we’ll examine some of those advantages. So, why should you pick hardwood flooring over carpet?
Hardwood Flooring Lasts Longer
High-quality carpet will last anywhere from eight to fifteen years, but only if you give them the proper treatment and care. By contrast, hardwood flooring can last up to one hundred years when made from solid, natural hardwood and up to seventy-five when made from engineered hardwood. When carpet is worn out, it must be replaced entirely, while hardwood floors only need refinishing. The refinishing process also allows the hardwood to become much more beautiful. In the long run, hardwood flooring is also much less expensive. This value of hardwood flooring over carpet is especially true when considering replacement and maintenance costs.
Hardwood Flooring is Easier to Clean
Usually all you need to clean hardwood flooring is a wet mop and a cleaning kit for that specific purpose. These measures should keep your hardwood floor clear of dust, dirt, pet hair, and other particulates. Carpet can be much harder to clean, not to mention more expensive.
Hardwood Flooring is Better for Allergies
Once hardwood flooring is cleaned up, any allergens stuck to it will be dealt with. Unfortunately, carpet is a haven for allergens, such as dust mites and pet dander. If you spend a lot of time sitting or lying on your carpet, you’re more susceptible to these allergens. And if your vacuum cleaner doesn’t have a strong enough filter, all you would do by vacuuming is distribute them around the room instead of eliminating them.
Hardwood Flooring Is More Eco-Friendly
Since they are made from natural materials, hardwood flooring is automatically better for the environment. On the other hand, carpet might be made of synthetic or other artificial materials. Carpet could end up as landfill fodder, while hardwood comes from trees.
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? You Can Trust John K Eareckson & Co.!
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come. From a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.