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Jun 06, 2014

Hardwood vs. Carpeted Floors

How To Decide Which One Is Best For Your Home

Choosing the right flooring for your home can be one of the most important decisions you make before selling your home in St. George, Utah. The two most common flooring choices are hardwood floors and carpet. However, these choices are almost polar opposites in every possible way. In this blog post we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you’re better prepared to make a flooring decision that’s best for you and your family.

Advantages of Carpet

Many homeowners choose carpet over hardwood floors because of the variability in color choice and material. It’s much easier to customize your home’s color palette with carpet. Also carpet is much softer because of the padding so it delivers under foot comfort and is recommended to those with frequent leg, knee, and back pain. Carpet is also nice for the winter time because it is a natural insulator that provides a warm surface to walk on during the cold months.

Disadvantages of Carpet

One of the biggest drawbacks of purchasing carpet is that it holds stains that are almost impossible to get out. This problem may cause you to replace your carpet more frequently than you desire. Another issue with carpet is that it has threads and loops that can get pulled and start a run in your carpet, again depreciating your carpet even more. Those with allergies also complain that carpet holds onto dust, hair, dirt and pollen that triggers irritation and sickness.

Advantages of Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors have the reputation of being timeless and prestigious. This comes in handy when you are trying to sell a home in Utah because people are naturally drawn to hardwood floors. They look nice no matter the design or theme of the home. In addition to aesthetics, hardwood floors are much easier to clean than carpet. Lastly, this type of flooring can last decades is properly cared for. If there is a stain or damage on one of the boards, you can refinish the wood and it will look as good as new.

Disadvantages of Hardwood Floors

There are two big disadvantages to hardwood floors. First, they are very sensitive to water and heat. If they are not installed properly they can warp and buckle against surrounding walls. Second, the floors are noisy. Many people complain that hardwood floors don’t insulate sound so you can hear every footstep that anyone takes in the home. Ultimately it is your decision and either choice can add value to your home when you’re selling in St. George, Utah.

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