Flooring is among the most vital parts of your home’s interior. It’s important to consider your needs in every room of a house when deciding which type of flooring is best for you. Most often, homeowners struggle with choosing between carpeting and hardwood flooring, since they are two of the most popular home flooring options available. After determining your flooring needs for each room, it’s important to consider some key factors of carpeting and hardwood flooring to help you make your decision. Here are some helpful comparisons of carpeting and hardwood flooring meant to assist you in finding the best type of flooring for whatever room flooring is needed.
As with most home projects, your budget is one of the most important considerations. Upfront costs for both carpeting and hardwood flooring can vary greatly depending on the material type and quality. For example, wool carpeting will generally cost more than synthetic carpeting, but there is a range of pricing options available for any budget. This is also true of hardwood flooring; there are many types of materials available at different price points.
Installation is another important consideration when choosing the flooring for your home. Professional installation is recommended for both carpeting and hardwood. But generally, carpeting is considered to have a simpler installation. As long as the subfloor is in good shape, carpet can be rolled out and installed fairly quickly, while hardwood requires more involved work.
Many times, the choice between hardwood flooring and carpeting will come down to appearance. It’s important to consider which type of flooring will fit the best with your unique style and design scheme. Hardwood flooring is an ideal selection for homeowners looking for a classic or rustic look, though it can also be installed in several patterns to make a bold statement in any room. Carpeting also has a broad range of colors and varieties available. Between patterned carpet, plush carpeting, and a variety of coloring options, you’re sure to find carpeting to fit just about any style.
Maintenance is another important factor to consider for your flooring. Hardwood floors are generally easier to clean on a day-to-day basis since it can be simply swept, and spills can be wiped up quickly and easily. Carpeting is a bit more vulnerable to spills, but with regular vacuuming, you can keep your carpeting looking new for longer. Synthetic carpets are generally easier to maintain, though some carpeting options allow for pre-treatment that makes the flooring easier to clean throughout its lifetime.
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Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.
Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.