Wall to Wall Carpet versus Hardwood Flooring?
Whether you are looking for the best choice in a house you are buying or looking to revitalize your home it is important to start from the ground up. Wall to wall carpeting has its benefits, as does hardwood flooring. Today we are going to assess both and see which one comes out on top.
Hardwood flooring tends to offer a little more elegance to any room. Seen as higher end or luxurious, having hardwood floors in your home can help you when it comes time to sell your home. Hardwood flooring is clean cut and natural looking while also acting as a commanding presence in your home – potential buyers may see this and offer more money.
While hardwood floors may seem nice the biggest draw to carpeting is texture. Carpet is soft and warm, your house will always be pleasant on the bare feet and it can be a soothing and comforting in your home. If you want to promote a restful atmosphere-carpeting is a must.
Installation and Maintenance
Hardwood installation can vary from place to place depending what is already in place at any given time. Due to the fact that hardwood is a natural item installation is typically very easy. Maintenance on hardwood is even easier. If well cared for, hardwood floors have a lifetime guarantee. Regular sweeping and cleaning with hardwood cleaner can help your floors last your whole life. Even if something serious happened that caused a dent or stain hardwood floors can be refinished and made to look like new.
Carpeting installation can be difficult but it does not always have to be. Installation is not the downside of wall-to-wall, the downside is germs. Carpeting can tend to be a sink for dust mites, dirt and other molds to develop. Lingering odors, smells, and hair can get trapped in the fibers even with regular cleaning. Most experts recommend getting carpeting replaced every eight to ten years, making carpet maintenance a little bit of a hassle.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Hardwood can be loud compared to carpet, consider children and animals when choosing to install either on. Hardwood can be versatile, and carpet can be exceptionally comforting. There are pros and cons for each of these items.
Trust John K. Eareckson & Co. For Your Flooring
Working with John K. Eareckson & Co. Flooring ensures a quality that cannot be beat! We will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process so that they will sparkle for years to come. Our stress-free and seamless process of installation to years of maintenance, John K. Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise and experience to care for your home’s hardwood floors. Check out our Project Gallery for an idea of what we can do for you. 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.