If you’re on the fence between installing new wood floors or new carpeting in your home, there are plenty of factors to take into consideration. Like any other home decor element, hardwood and carpet both have their pros and cons. That being said, below are a few things to consider before making your decision:

Carpet

Comfy – There’s almost no better feeling than coming home, kicking your shoes off, and feeling soft, plush fabric beneath your feet. So if ultimate comfort is what you’re looking for, then carpet might be the right choice for you.

Soundproof – Another perk of installing carpet in your home is that it is on the quiet side. This is especially important if you have a multi-level house. That way, you won’t hear the loud sound coming from the floor above or disturb anyone in the home. And the more plush the carpeting, the more soundproof it will most likely be.

Safety for children – Do you have a growing family? If so, you might want to consider installing carpet instead of wood. Why? Well, essentially carpet provides cushion to protect feet, arms, and legs from being injured as they might on hardwood. This is especially crucial to consider if you have infants at home, as they will be more protected while learning to walk.

Hardwood

Hypoallergenic – The greatest benefit of hardwood flooring is that is doesn’t carry around much dust and allergens. However, like any other part of your home, it must be regularly cleaned and maintained to provide your home with the best hypoallergenic quality.

Low maintenance – Hardwood can generally be more low maintenance than carpet. What we mean by that is that it can be easier to grab dirt and crumbs off wood using a damp cloth or the proper vacuum tools.

Eco-friendly – Another perk of hardwood is that there are plenty of eco-friendly options from which to choose, such as bamboo and cork. Ask your local flooring company about recycled or reclaimed sources that can help you install beautiful floors while helping the environment.

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