Hardwood floors have seen a surge in popularity in recent years as homeowners trade in their tired carpets for shiny new planks. There’s no denying the beauty or classic appeal of wood floors, but they may not be the best choice for every room of your house. In fact, in many cases carpet is better than wood flooring. We’ve got five reasons below.
1. It Doesn’t Dent or Crack
There’s nothing worse than the sinking feeling that comes when you drop a heavy item on your beautiful hardwood floor, forever marring the surface with a prominent gouge or dent. Short of replacing that board, there’s no way to fix the divot left by your butter fingers, and replacing wooden floorboards is a hassle. With carpet, this is never even an issue.
2. It’s Softer
Part of the reason carpet doesn’t dent is because it’s the softest flooring option out there. This is great if you’re prone to dropping things because glasses and other breakables won’t shatter upon impact. It’s also a favorite option for homeowners with small children, as carpeting provides a soft, cushioned area for them to crawl, run, play, and fall down. Wood flooring is much less forgiving on little bodies.
3. It’s Quieter
You may also want to invest in carpet if your children are rowdy of if you have a heavy step. Hardwood is a terrible noise insulator, often amplifying everyday sounds and creating an even noisier environment. Carpet, on the other hand, works to muffle extra noises and provide a calm, quiet setting that is great for upstairs rooms.
4. It’s Cheaper to Install
Though beautiful, hardwood flooring can be pretty pricey, especially if you’re outfitting an entire home. When it comes to cost, carpet has the upper hand. It’s significantly cheaper to install than wood the majority of the time, and can be installed much more quickly and easily than wood floors.
5. It’s Diverse
Unlike wood floors, carpet comes in a vast array of colors, styles, fibers, lengths, thicknesses, textures, and patterns. Higher end carpets even include a pattern within their texture, adding for an extra layer of visual and tactile interest. With so many options to choose from, there’s a carpet style for every home.
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Considering switching your carpet for hardwood floors? Maybe a good cleaning is all they need to make you fall in love with them all over again. Give Dr. Chem-Dry a call at 602-243-6379 to schedule your free quote.