If you’re trying to decide whether you want to install carpet or hardwood in your property, it’s a much better idea to go with hardwood. Here’s why.
When it comes to reflooring your property, you’re much better off installing hardwood instead of carpet in today’s market. There are a few important reasons why.
First of all, carpet is out of fashion right now. If your home is already carpeted, you could replace it with more carpet for $1 to $2 per square foot, but carpet only lasts roughly three cycles long (or the tenure of three tenants).
With carpet, you also have to spend more time cleaning up stains and repairing the wear and tear, and if there’s a pet in the home, that problem only gets worse. This is why tenants with children, in particular, prefer not to live in a home with carpet.
“Hardwood is certainly a better choice than carpet in today’s market.”
Hardwood, on the other hand, lasts much longer, whether it’s vinyl or tile. Vinyl lasts anywhere from 25 to 30 years, while tile typically lasts longer than that, although it’s usually more expensive to install. Any wear and tear on a hardwood floor won’t be nearly as noticeable as it would be with carpet, either. It’s also worth noting that hardwood floors are almost completely waterproof.
As always, if you have any questions about this topic or there’s anything else we can help you with, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be glad to help you.