During a home remodel, there comes a time to decide which type of flooring you want in a room or throughout your home.
You’re probably aware that in 2017 the most popular choice is hardwood flooring. Hardwood can offer more versatility in decorating a room and it is more modern or contemporary if that is your aesthetic.
But I feel there is still a place for carpet when it comes to interior decorating and a comfortable and stylish room for your home.
Here are some of the reasons I still recommend carpet:
There is no debate that carpet is much more comfortable than hardwood floor. You will enjoy a cushioned step on carpet in a bedroom or living room in your home. The softness is much more cozy than the cool, sleek hardwood surface.
The carpet fibers also create warmth and will insulate a room much better than hardwood floor will. This offers more than just a comfort benefit too as a home with carpet should have lower heating bills during the winter months of the year.
In terms of style, carpet offers an entire rainbow of colors that hardwood floor does not. You can carpet a room with a bold or bright color to complement traditional furniture or décor or choose a traditional color to complement bright and colorful furniture.
I think carpet is a really easy way to add a bold color statement to a room you won’t be able to do with hardwood floor.
You do need to vacuum carpet often in order to remove dirt from the surface and maintain the colorful appearance. You will also want to schedule deep cleaning one time each year. I recommend Chem-Dry of Snowy Range for carpet cleaning in Laramie, WY.
The good news is with routine vacuuming and regular professional cleaning appointments, the carpet should maintain its color and quality for 10-15 years.
In terms of hardwood floor, you will need to dust and wipe the floor often to remove dust and footprints. Cleaning hardwood is much more laborious than vacuuming is. Another issue with hardwood is if it is damaged it is almost impossible to repair whereas a stain in carpet can be cleaned and removed.
Another benefit of carpet is its cost of installation compared to hardwood floor. The cost of a home remodel or redecorating a room can add up fast depending on the quality of materials and the size of the room.
You will pay much less to install wall-to-wall carpet throughout a room than to install hardwood in a living room or a kitchen in a home.
I hope I did a good job of defending carpet as a great choice for flooring in your home. I love hardwood floor too but not to the point where carpet shouldn’t be considered at all.
A room with carpet will provide color and warmth that hardwood will not and the cost to install carpet and decorate with it is much easier on your remodeling budget.