Hardwood Floors Vs Carpeting – Which Is More Expensive?

Probably your best bet for flooring would be hardwood flooring. Almost every household would agree that hardwood is the perfect flooring to choose but only when budget is not something that needs to be pondered upon; otherwise, you would probably want to consider carpeting your floors because it is less expensive that way.
Indeed, when it comes to the initial cost of installing floors, it would seem like choosing hardwood as the type of flooring can be more expensive than carpets. However, if you would have to consider durability and functionality, hardwood can already give a good run for your money. With hardwood, you can forward to long years of use (up to twenty-five years or more) without thinking about having to replace them. With proper care and cleaning of hardwood floors, probably the most that you can do in several years’ time would be to refinish them.
On the other hand, the use of carpets will not guarantee longer years of use. Although oftentimes it would also depend on how often you would have to deal with stains or getting them cleaned, carpets usually need to be replaced after 4 or 5 years.
Another positive thing about hardwood flooring is that you would usually not have a hard time cleaning up any mess or odor. With carpet flooring, on the other hand, you would have to worry about getting effective odor and stain removal solutions pretty soon. Cleaning up dirt and germs completely can also be hard to do especially on carpets which are heavily padded because they would usually stick in the middle of the said surface. Let’s not forget as well how carpeting, when not thoroughly cleaned, can affect people who have allergies to dust or are asthmatic.
Anyway, even though it might appear that hardwood is the most expensive type of flooring you can make today, you can also look forward to this expense as a great investment in the future. While it may be fun to walk barefoot on affordable carpet flooring, you can’t say no to hardwood flooring because it is definitely worth every penny. Come to think of it, it would also make sense to invest on hardwood because it is durable enough to accommodate frequent foot traffic; and if you ever find the need to sell your house one day, having hardwood as your type of flooring can give your house a better pricing and cost.