The Great Carpet-Wood Debate

8-25-16.jpgFor a homeowner, the type of flooring is one of the biggest decisions one will make.  Would you rather feel hardwood or carpet first thing in the morning?  It is a question that many people must answer, and one that can take quite a while to decide.  Well, today, we would like to speed up that decision, by providing some pros and cons for each type of flooring.  Hopefully, after you read this, you will better be able to make your decision, and sleep comfortably at night with it.

Since carpet cleaning is our specialty, let’s start off with carpet first.  At first glance, carpet is cheap, easy to install, and warm.  It works as a great insulator, trapping heat on those frigid winter mornings, and will stop furniture from sliding around.  Not only that, but there are thousands of different styles, textures, and colors that are readily available for the consumer.  Carpet will also hide dirt, at the expense of collecting it.  Over time, carpet can become bogged down with dirt, dust, and spills that require a professional cleaning every once in a while.  Other than that, carpet is highly recommended in homes with kids, as it will cushion an fall, and provide a no-slip surface to walk on.

On the other hand, hardwood flooring is durable, strong, and easier to clean.  Since hardwood does not have individual fibers, it will not collect dirt like carpet does; all that is needed is a quick sweep or a vacuum to get rid of it all.  However, the other side to this argument is that hardwood will get scratched.  Scratches are hard to get out, which is why any type of furniture on wood floors should have furniture pads underneath.  In addition, hardwood is generally more expensive, harder to install, and will become very cold in the colder months of the year.

All pros and cons aside, both types of flooring will look great in any home, and in any room.  Consider all the factors you need, but know that whatever you choose will be right for your home.

No matter what you pick, just know that you can always call Bayside Carpet Cleaning for a thorough cleaning.  With a money-back guarantee, you can be assured that your floors will get the best cleaning that they have ever had.

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