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Carpet Vs. Hardwood: Which is Better for You?

If you’re debating your new flooring options, you may be in love with hardwood but also have leanings towards new carpet. Which one would be better? If you’re having trouble deciding how to choose between carpet and hardwood flooring, here are some considerations that may help you make a decision.

  • Cost. While it’s no secret that carpet is less expensive than hardwood floors, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be considered. In fact, if you’re sticking to a specific flooring budget, carpet could be the easy choice when you count your dollars and cents. You may also want to look into hardwood floor alternatives if you truly have your heart set on it.
  • Impact. This is something that many people don’t think about with flooring, but how carpet or hardwood affects a room can have a big impact on your choice. For example, if you want floors that will dampen sound or are warm underfoot, then carpet could be a great solution. This is often why carpet is especially preferred in bedrooms and other living areas.
  • Value. While the value of flooring may seem obvious, it can also depend on several factors as to its true value to you. Carpet may be less expensive per square foot, but it may be the most valuable for you if you prefer a warm and comfortable feel in your home and don’t have activities that would cause damage to your carpet shortly after installation. Alternatively, if you are renovating with the intention of selling your home, then hardwoods could be more beneficial in terms of real estate value.

At Giant Carpet Flooring Centre, we have a great selection of both high-quality carpet and hardwood flooring materials to meet your needs. You can also shop for the ideal accent pieces by looking at our area rugs online! Get started today!