Today, many people are choosing hardwood floors over carpet and linoleum floors. What about you? Are you needing a home upgrade but haven’t fully decided whether to keep carpet or not? There are many reasons as to why you should replace your carpet with beautiful, long-lasting hardwood floors. Let’s take a look at some reasons to switch from carpet to hardwood flooring.
1.) Wood Flooring Helps to Prevent Allergies
If you or someone in your family suffers from severe allergies or asthma, then it may be time to pull up the carpet. Although carpet is friendly to your bare feet and offers a cozy, colorful look to any room, it simply isn’t helpful to people that suffer from allergies.
It’s harder to keep carpet clean and free from allergens such as dust and dirt. Why? Although vacuum cleaners pick up a lot of dirt and debris that have fallen into the carpet threads, it can’t get everything. In fact, nearly every time you vacuum carpet, it stirs the dust around the area in which you clean. Even worse? Dust and dirt are often trapped underneath the carpet and this majorly contributes to allergies. Just imagine the invisible dust clouds that sprout every time you take a step on carpet. Does that sound appealing?
Hardwood flooring is easier to clean and easier on the air quality. There aren’t any carpet threads for dust to hide since it can all be removed with a broom. There aren’t years and years of dirt underneath the wood flooring like the carpet flooring. Why? It’s easier to sweep and maintain!
2.) Wood Flooring Lasts Longer than Carpet
Yes, wood flooring lasts much longer than carpet. How many historic homes have you visited and walked on the original wood floors? If I had to guess, quite a few! If hardwood floors are properly cared for, they will last many decades and even a few centuries. Carpet? Well, if you absolutely love carpet, then you should be prepared to change it out every 7 years or so. It doesn’t last and holds so much dust, dirt and debris that it’s longevity isn’t comparable to wood flooring.
3.) Wood Flooring is in Style
If you haven’t noticed, wood flooring is in style! Nearly any home renovation show that you see on television shows the people ripping up carpet and replacing it with beautiful, sturdy, hardwood flooring.
Wood flooring is not only attractive to the eye, but it also makes a room look larger. It adds more attraction to your furniture, walls and overall interior of the home. In fact, you don’t have to worry about tall, lanky furniture having a shaky foundation as is often the case with carpet. The wood flooring provides a steady foundation for any furniture piece.
4.) Home Buyers Prefer Wood Flooring
If you’re wanting to sell your house, pull up the carpet and add wood flooring. Home buyers are crazy about it today! In fact, wood flooring adds to the value of your home since most people don’t want the pain and headache of having to replace carpets.
Don’t bother with buying new carpet either. Most likely, home buyers will pull that up as well. Wood flooring is the way to go with home interior style. It’s clean, beautiful and easy to maintain.
Hopefully, these reasons will help you in the decision of wood flooring versus carpet. Your wallet would thank you later!