Which is Better: Wood Flooring or Carpet?

Which is better: wood flooring or carpet? Shopping for carpets can be fun and exciting, but hardwood flooring is an excellent choice too! If you cannot make your mind up whether to go for the traditional carpet or for the more modern and clean look of a wood flooring, read on to see what you need to consider.

There are pros and cons to all types of flooring. It just depends on your personal choice and family arrangements. The main differences between these two options that should be remembered are considered below:

Carpet Flooring

Carpets are warm and cosy. The room does not echo as noise is absorbed by the carpet layer. There is a certain amount of insulation by the carpet, slowing down the heat escaping in those cold winter days. It is not slippery, and for that reason, animals love it too.

On the other hand, it is a considerably huge challenge to keep carpets clean and spotless. You never know how much dirt is hiding inside your carpet. In The United Kingdom, carpets are traditionally fitted. Because of that, there is no way you can get all the dirt out by regular hovering or using domestic carpet cleaners. It can be a tiring task to deep-clean your carpet, and for sure, you will not be doing this on a weekly basis.

You can get a carpet cleaning company to do the job professionally for you. They will be able to remove stains and make your carpet looking almost like new. However, it can be very expensive costing you around £25 for a single bedroom.

Carpets are also not the best solution for allergy sufferers. They easily collect dust mites, pollen, per hair and dander. If the carpet gets wet and is not dried properly, mould can develop and cause more trouble for people with allergies.   

Wood Flooring

Wooden flooring is the unsung hero of your home. Having a beautiful wooden floor in your home will undoubtedly increase the value of your property significantly. If you were ever to sell your home, you’d be able to sell it for a higher cost, and quite fast too. Wood flooring is hygienic and spotless. It is the perfect solution for people who are allergic to dust mites or have asthma. You can regularly hoover using a soft hover brush, or sweep the floor to remove any dirt or dust that has been collected. To minimise damage caused by excessive water, mop it with a damp cloth. It will be looking clean and shiny in no time.

You need to consider what cleaning product to use to get the job done. It is best to ask the store where you purchased the wood flooring. You can use a homemade wood floor cleaner. It is easy to make and will cost you just pennies.

The disadvantage of having wood flooring is that is can be slippery, thus making it unsuitable for people who are disabled or the elderly. Caution should also be paid if you have small kids and pets.

The room with the wood floor can feel cold and empty. Even if you have furniture on the wood floor, it can echo when you talk or do any activity for that matter. Let your floor wear a rug to make the echo softer and more bearable.

The biggest challenge when having wood flooring is to keep it without getting scratched as long as possible. Even if you can restore your wooden floor many times, we at SIMALA believe in prevention rather than cure.

The first thing to consider before putting your furniture on your freshly laid wood flooring is to apply furniture pads to them. There are different varieties to choose from amongst all the SIMALA furniture pads, and they will protect your floor from scratches for years to come.

Because of their 5 mm thickness and strong glue, SIMALA furniture pads are the best on the market. This is attested by hundreds of Amazon customers who have used them and highly recommend SIMALA floor protection products. Browse SIMALA furniture pads on this site or shop on our storefront on amazon.co.uk


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