Hardwood vs Carpet

Hardwood Vs Carpet

If you have ever remodeled a home, at some point, you have likely considered whether you should put carpet or hardwood flooring in a room. Mostly, it comes down to personal preference. However, there are some areas where a wood floor becomes the best choice. Let’s take a look at those areas.


If you follow our blog, you are familiar with the durability of hardwood flooring. With a combination of the right species, correct installation, durable finishes, and proper maintenance, a wood floor can last 100 years or more. Just imagine your great-grandchildren enjoying the investment you made and loving it. But what about carpet? While there are some higher-end materials out on the market, carpet usually only lasts around 10 years. You might be able to get a few more years out of it if you spend money on having a professional deep-clean it.

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Resale Value

Have you ever considered selling your home? Maybe something you had not considered was whether the flooring you chose will help you sell that home or not. Interestingly, real estate specialists will tell you that buyers will often prefer hardwood over carpet. Why is that? Well, because carpet will need to be replaced sooner than hardwood flooring, it does not add much value to real estate. In fact, if your home has shabby, stained carpet, it could actually decrease the value of your home. Hardwood, on the other hand, can add value to your home. This is especially true if the choice of wood is high-quality and it has been taken care of. Many believe that hardwood flooring adds an element of prestige to a home that carpet simply does not.

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This is probably one of the most important ways hardwood trumps carpet for those who suffer from allergies or other breathing problems. Many health professionals will tell you that carpet is a poor choice for those with allergy issues. The reason is simple: carpet fibers trap dust and micro-bacteria. No matter how often you vacuum or how hard you try to deep clean your carpets, those allergens will be firmly lodged, wreaking havoc on your respiratory system. You will not have this issue with hardwood flooring, especially if you practice regular vacuuming and periodic mopping. If you want to know the best way to deep clean your hardwood floor, check out our blog Deep Cleaning Hardwood Flooring.

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Hardwood floors offer a timeless and superior aesthetic compared to carpeting. Their natural, elegant beauty adds a touch of sophistication to any space. With their rich, varied grains and warm hues, hardwood floors create a sense of warmth and character that carpets often struggle to replicate. When considering design elements, the versatility of hardwood allows for seamless integration with various interior design styles, from traditional to contemporary, making them a preferred choice for homeowners and designers looking for both aesthetics and functionality in flooring options.

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While personal preference is generally the deciding factor when considering wood or carpet flooring, these four areas are certainly influential. If you are trying to decide whether carpet or hardwood flooring is right for your home and still are unsure, give us a call or fill out our free consultation form. We would love to discuss your options and point you in the right direction for you and your family.

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