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Carpet vs Wooden flooring: Which should you choose?

Posted by Joseph Schaffarczyk on

Choosing the perfect flooring for either a new property or to replace dated flooring in a room of your current house is never easy. Choosing whether to opt for carpet or wooden flooring is a decision that most people face. In this blog, we’ll give you the pros and cons of each to help you make a more informed decision about which to choose.


The first thing you will notice when you have a carpet installed is its comfort and warmth. Carpet often comes in a number of colours, patterns and textures so you won’t be stuck for choice when looking for a carpet to match your interior preferences. Carpet is generally less pricey when you compare it against wooden flooring, but when you compare the price against its longevity, you can see that wooden floors are often better value for money. Carpets are great for certain parts of a house, including rooms which you prefer to be warm and cosy such as a bedroom or living room.
Do bear in mind that carpet can wear over time, and is prone to getting dirty so it will take some maintenance if you are planning on installing it in a room with high footfall or somewhere where it might be prone to spillages.

The benefits of carpet

  • Often cheap in price

  • Cosy and warm through the colder months

  • Available in a range of colours, patterns and textures

The drawbacks of carpet

  • It’s prone to stains and can wear down

  • Dirt and stains are harder to remove

  • Carpet doesn’t generally last as long as wooden floors


Wooden Flooring

If cost isn’t a factor that concerns you, wooden flooring is a great, high-quality option to add style and sophistication to a home. Wooden floors are suitable for almost all areas of a home because they can be easily cleaned and maintained. With wooden floors, you can simply vacuum, sweep or mop the surface to keep it looking and feeling clean.
Wooden flooring is also aesthetically pleasing because it is offered in a range of styles and colours, and can make a room look spacious and stylish, giving a property a timeless appeal.
Wooden floors are also hygienic because they can be cleaned so easily, meaning they are great for those with young families, allergies or illnesses.

Benefits of wooden flooring

  • Hygienic and easy to clean

  • Adds style and appeal to a room

  • Comes in a range of styles and designs

  • Rugs can be used to add warmth in the summer months

The drawbacks of wooden flooring

- Wooden flooring can be more expensive, however, it is often better quality than carpet and lasts longer.

The verdict

Of course, there are positives and negatives to both carpet and wooden flooring and the best choice for you will depend on your needs. If you are seeking warmth in a small room that doesn’t have much footfall, you might be better choosing a carpet.
If you are looking for flooring which is easy to clean, natural and will last long, wooden floors are a great option.
To find your next high-quality wooden flooring,
get in touch with Pro-Fit Mouldings today.

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