So I was thinking a bit about flooring options and how they have changed over the years. It used to be carpet and a little more carpet. These days it is transitioning more to hard floor covering and I absolutely love it. SO the main stream trend is hardwood or even laminate hardwood in the living and high traffic areas.
It lasts so much longer and is normally not that much more expensive!!
Don’t get me wrong I love carpet to but only in certain areas of the home
Who want to step out of bed on a cold morning and step on a cold floor? It sucks and would probably result in me never getting out of bed on a Saturday!
So in this case i definitely recommend going with carpet. You can pick from so many varieties that you can pretty much compliment any design.
So there are pros and con to going with hard floors…. Lets start with tile.
Traditional tile and grout is great option in many cases. It is durable and takes very little maintenance. A professional carpet cleaner can do work on the grout lines and and high traffic areas and it can often be restored to like new shape. It is hard if you drop a coffee it break the ceramic and porcelain tile is hard and will break glass 9 times out 10. But it great for clean up!!
Hardwood… I love hard wood especially the real deal. It c an be a little maintenance but not bad when you put in perspective. It does have to sealed and sanded every few years. There are many kinds of stains and finishes that can compliment pretty much any type form a more contemporary to the older rustic with a deep red oak grain and stain.
Laminate…. May folks love the laminate. I like it and it is definitely easier to keep up with. Other mopping and cleaning it really is hands free. Once the fish has been damaged you really have to replace it . But, in fairness it should be 5-10 years and maybe more down the road. I prefer laminate as a strong second to hardwood if you don’t want to dish out the coin.
Just some food for thought. I love flooring and the right flooring can really compliment a design and make the other design elements pop!!!
So some take a ways …. If you put hard floors in bedrooms without drug you are really a bad person all he way to your core.
Carpet can definitely be good and will make your home quieter and cozier but will require some more upkeep.
I love hard wood but it does have to be refinished every few years to keep it looking awesome
Laminate especially as of the last few years is solid compromise and is getting more popular. Some are hard to tell the difference in the really deal versus the laminate.
Hope this was useful!!!!!