Which is Best: Carpet or Hardwood?

Feb 04, 2020

There’s definitely a long-standing debate surrounding putting carpet or hardwood flooring in a home, and while they are both popular and classic choices, we’re here to help you figure out which is best for you:

Carpet holds allergens and bacteria

Carpet is known as a soft flooring choice for children to roll around and play safely on. What you might not think about is what lives inside the carpet. Wall-to-wall carpet is the home for dirt, dust mites and mold. While you can clean your carpet by deep conditioning it, it causes the carpet to stay wet for some time, leading to mildew and dust mites to grow rapidly until it is dry. Smaller area rugs or carpets are a better choice for your home, as they can be easily lifted to be washed, and the surface underneath can be cleaned easily.

Carpet has to be changed every 10 years

While carpet may seem like a low cost option for your home, it can only last about 8-10 years. After this, you will start to see visible signs of damage and wear on high traffic areas, including color fading, matting, and an uneven padding.

Hardwood flooring is a great investment 

If maintained properly, hardwood flooring can last a lifetime. Proper maintenance includes making sure the floors are always properly cleaned up. It’s easy to keep up with – just sweep the floors regularly and clean up any spills or messes immediately. 

Homeowners are also willing to spend more money on a home that has hardwood floors. Due to it’s easy maintenance and ability to last years, hardwood floors attract more home buyers than other flooring types.  

Carpet or hardwood?

The choice is obvious: hardwood flooring is a durable, beautiful and smart decision for any home. Interested in installing hardwood floors in your home? Signature Hardwood Floors is here to help. Contact us for any hardwood floor questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!