When choosing what kind of carpet or flooring type to install in your home, there is a variety of options. All the options have advantages and disadvantages, so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you make the right choice for your needs.
The cost of carpets and flooring is usually the first thing to consider when making your decision. When you look at the costs associated with new flooring, including the material and installation costs luxury vinyl usually ends up being more expensive. However, luxury vinyl flooring will outlast carpet, which means the costs could even out after several years.
Carpet is more comfortable than luxury vinyl. It provides better sound absorption and is warmer underfoot. Luxury Vinyl is colder especially when you get out of bed in the middle of the night!
Style can be tricky because everyone has different tastes and trends change over time as well. Because you can never predict what will be in style five years from now, you may want to stick with colours and patterns that are fairly neutral. Dark stained flooring may not be appealing in a few years and shag pile carpets may never come back into fashion. Consider staying away from trends, picking something neutral, and asking yourself if you would ever tire of your choice.
No matter which type of flooring you choose, you will need to clean and maintain it to keep the flooring looking its best. With carpets, spills are trickier to clean up and you should deep clean your carpets once or twice a year. Luxury Vinyl flooring is much easier to clean but it can suffer from scratches over time.
Not many people think about the safety of the flooring they choose, but it’s worth considering. Luxury Vinyl floors can be slippery! If an area is continually wet the floor will become slippery. A suitable mat is required to stop this. Also carpets collect dust and other allergens. If anyone in the house has sensitive allergies, carpet may not be the best choice.
When it comes to carpets and flooring, you have many options. Take the five factors above into consideration and think about what would work best in your home. Whether you go with carpet or luxury vinyl flooring make sure you choose something you will be happy with for many years.