It seems like an age-old question: is carpet or hardwood flooring more suitable for bedrooms? When it comes down to it, both types of flooring are beautiful and have so much to offer, so it might seem impossible to make a firm decision. Let us help with that!
There’s the expensive shine of high quality hardwood flooring or the cosy feeling underfoot that wall-to-wall carpet gives. At Frank’s, we believe you can’t go wrong with either choice. But when it comes to making a decision, we appreciate that’s not helpful!
Choosing flooring for your home is an investment and one you want to get right. You might want to know which flooring type lasts longer, which is easier to maintain and which one fits your lifestyle and taste the best. So, let’s take a look!
What are the benefits of carpets in bedrooms?
Carpet has been a popular choice for bedrooms in homes for many years and here’s why.
Carpet is soft underfoot
Carpet is snuggly and warm underfoot, and after all, who doesn’t want a cosy bedroom?
You’ll probably find that laminate, hardwood flooring and LVT just don’t deliver the same comfortable feeling as carpet does. When considering flooring best suited to a bedroom, you want it to feel fluffy and comfy to match your cosy decor and accessories
Your feet won’t freeze when stepping out of bed in the night or early in the morning. Plus, especially on those winter nights you’ll thank yourself for installing carpet!
Carpet costs less than hardwood
While we have plenty of choice when it comes to hardwood flooring at Frank’s, carpet often breaks down to be less expensive.
Often, the price of hardwood flooring depends on the type of wood you choose but for materials alone, carpet is often the cheaper option.
Carpet reduces noise
Due to the softness, carpet can help to reduce the amount of noise in a bedroom. It is much harder for sounds to ‘bounce’ off carpeted floors. Depending on the subflooring you choose, you can make your bedroom so quiet you could barely hear a pin drop!
Carpet is less easily destroyed
Should your kids and pets run around regularly, dragging toys and playing rough, carpet will still experience no real consequences. The only exception would be when liquid is involved!
What are the benefits of hardwood flooring in bedrooms?
After reading all the advantages of installing carpet in bedrooms, you might be wondering what we think about hardwood flooring for this application.
One of the best reasons to choose hardwood flooring is because of its aesthetically gorgeous appeal. With hundreds of wood flooring designs to choose from at Frank’s, you really will be spoilt for choice.
Easy to maintain and clean
Relatively easy to maintain, hardwood flooring should be mopped daily and cleaned with a soft-bristled vacuum every week. If your household goes easy on the wood flooring, it will be simple to maintain and last for many years to come.
Increases homes resale value
A lot of the time, choosing the right flooring comes down to how much resale value it will add to your home.
Hardwood floors will certainly increase the value of your home because most people love them and are willing to pay a bit more for a home that has them, versus one that doesn’t.
If sustainability is something you are considering when choosing between carpet and hardwood for your bedroom, wood is a much better way to go.
Due to hardwood flooring being made from a natural renewable resource, it is generally a more environmentally friendly choice for flooring.
Discover the wide range of high quality hardwood flooring and carpet solutions at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.