by: Erin Ramirez
Carpets are better than hardwood flooring. They may not have the reputation for being elegant like hardwood flooring does but when choosing the right carpeting, people can find that getting carpet in their home is a good choice for them.
Why is carpeting better than hardwood flooring? For one, in this economy it’s more practical to get carpets installed in your home instead of hardwood floors. Wood is expensive and you’ll be paying double the cost to install hardwood floors than you would be paying to install carpeting in your home.
Although once your carpet gets a stain it’s harder to remove versus hardwood flooring, if you opt for a darker hue for your carpet, the stain is less likely to be visible. Be cautious when choosing a white or beige color, as stains are more likely to show with these colors. A nice navy, black or dark brown always looks good and can hide stains in carpets more easy.
Carpets are also better than hardwood flooring because it provides padding/cushion for your feet. Hardwood floors are bad for people who need cushioning when they walk since the hard surface is bad for the arch. Carpet provides a plush cushion for your feet so that it puts less strain on the feet.
Although it may cost a lot to replace a whole room of carpet, it’s cheaper to replace carpet or portions of carpet than it is to replace severe dents in hardwood floors. A hardwood floor is a good investment, however it takes a lot of maintenance to make sure your flooring is in tip-top shape. Carpets are easier maintenance and require less work on the owner’s part.
Many people may not realize this but carpet is better than hard wood flooring when you have children. The reason for this is because children are more apt to spill things and drop things and if the home has dark carpeting it’s easier to wipe away stains and them not be visible. A spill on a hardwood floor may be easier to wipe away, but if something drops or spills that makes a stain on the wood floor, it is harder to fix. Sanding and using wood cleaning products is a timely and expensive process. Any little thing can cause scratches on your wood floor. For example a heavy desk, table or refrigerator can leave your wood floor damaged. With carpeting dents are easier to mask.
So these are just a few of the reasons why carpeting is better than hard wood flooring.
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