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Should You Choose Hardwood Floors or Carpeting?

Hardwood and carpeting are two popular flooring materials for residential and commercial properties, but which one is better? Even though both options serve different purposes, most homeowners opt to install a wood flooring over carpeting. Let?s be real, no one rips out old flooring hoping to find carpet. Consider the following advantages of hardwood over carpeting to determine if hardwood floors are best for your living space.

Hardwood is Timeless

The natural, warm aesthetic of hardwood floors is the symbol of luxury. These planks come in various sizes, designs and wood species that can accommodate any style throughout your home. The variations in color and graining in natural wood planks gives them their luxurious look. Wide planks even make a small room look bigger.

Installing new wood floors or changing its existing color can transform a living space and make your house a home. Since this material lasts a long time, you might have them in your rooms for several generations. Wood floors are like a piece of history on your property that your family will love for years to come.

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Hardwood Lasts Much Longer Than Carpet

Even though engineered hardwood flooring tends to cost more money upfront, it lasts for decades longer than carpet, so you won?t have to replace it as often. If your floors start to lose their color, you can refinish them. Hardwood flooring can last for many generations, if properly maintained.

High-quality carpet has a lifespan measured in years, even with the utmost care. You would need to replace your carpeting completely if it rips or loses its luster. On the other hand, you can sand, stain and refinish your hardwood floors to keep them looking their best.

Hardwood is Easier to Maintain

Carpeting can trap dirt and dust, which makes it more difficult to clean. Even if you deep clean your carpet, dust and dirt can still linger within the fibers. Debris and spills stick out on your hardwood floors so you know when to clean them.

To maintain your wood flooring, all you need to do is dust it every week with a broom or vacuum, instead of cleaning it with liquid products like you would have to do with carpet. Manufacturers suggest avoiding commercial cleaners and stream mops on hardwood floors because they could damage the material.

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Hardwood Increases Your Home?s Value

Since hardwood floors are aesthetically pleasing and last a long time, installing brand-new hardwood yields a return of about 106%, depending on how much you spend on the remodeling project. Whether you?re selling your house soon or you want to increase its value for your benefit, replacing your floors with natural, solid wood is a wise investment.

Younger buyers tend to look for hardwood flooring as they walk throughout a property because of its durability and luxurious visual appeal. Having wood floors in your home will help you earn more when you sell it and shorten its time on the market.

Hardwood is Healthier Than Carpeting

Natural wood is healthier, especially for those who have allergies and other respiratory conditions. Carpet traps dust, tobacco smoke and dirt and keeps them in your home longer. With hardwood floors, you can easily remove allergens with a mop, broom or vacuum to prevent illnesses.

Besides reducing unpleasant respiratory symptoms, wood flooring is also better for your home?s indoor air quality (IAQ) because of their all-natural components. Some carpets contain harmful materials that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your living space. To enhance your hardwood flooring health qualities, use a water-based polyurethane finish or one with a low/no VOC count.

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Other Advantages

In addition to the above advantages, hardwood flooring is easier to repair than carpeting, especially in regard to stains. One of hardwood floor?s biggest advantages over all types of flooring is that it never goes out of style. Lastly, hardwood floors, especially engineered hardwood, is more environmentally friendly.

THE Wood Floor Experts

At Quantum Floors we don't just cover floors, we cover details. From concept to installation, you've got our ear and we've got your back.

Your vision, expectations, plans, and dreams are the same reason why we do what we do. Quantum Floors will guide you through your flooring project every step of the way. Our in-house design teams take the time to understand your vision, needs, budget, and ideas to determine the best products to offer or install for your space. Quality products, expert product knowledge, professional installation, and striving for complete satisfaction is your goal and ours to make your experience with us a great one.