What is the best choice on whether to have carpet of hardwood flooring on the bedrooms and hallway, we already have hardwood on the main level.
Looking for advice.
I think it is a matter of asking yourself "why" you would want one over the other (function) and one's personal taste. Personally, I removed all carpet from my house on all floors. Some members of my family have allergies and the carpets held onto the allergens even with frequent vacuuming and bi-annual steam cleaning. So, for me, the "why" was to reduce the accumulation of allergens. The downside is that noise bounces around a lot more (which sucks with a house of teens coming and going!). However, the benefits were that it was easier to keep the floors clean as I (OK, my wife) just had to wipe them down; stains from mud, etc. did not become embedded in the material; and, to me, it just looked better. Since I had a 125 pound dog, I decided to use a quality laminate as I believe it is more resistant to scratches and dings than hardwood is and unless you get right down and look/feel, you can't really tell the difference between laminate and hardwood.
I hope this helps.
Brett Barager, MSW, CHI
(A Division of Lone-Wolf Enterprises)
Hi,Stewart here of Sct Florcoverings in Mississauga.We Specialise in Laminate, hardwood and Tile floorings.Hardwood will upgrade the Dollar value of the House.A good 3/4 thick Hardwood will last 35 to 40 years on an upper floor of a residential house.Laminate an Hardwood are much easyer to keep clean.Best regards,Stewart-Sct Floorcoverings,Mississauga Ontario-416-295-0906
Hardwood or laminate all the way for me.
Carpet gets stained and holds in dust that can lead to health problems.
A good laminate floor can withstand almost any wear and tear you will throw at it.
Hope this helps,
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