When it comes time to install new flooring in your home or plan out the floors going into your new home, you’ll generally have a choice between two varieties – hardwood flooring and carpeting. Which one is better and why? You might think that we here at Jason Brown Wood Floors would be partial in this debate, and we are! But there are actually real, significant benefits to wood flooring over carpeting that you should know about before making the decision.
1. Carpeting Doesn’t Last as Long
Well-made, high-quality carpeting has a lifespan of around eight to fifteen years assuming you care for it properly. This may sound like a long time, but consider that wood flooring, when made from solid wood, can have a one hundred year lifespan! Even wood floors made with engineered wood can last up to seventy-five years without being replaced. This is primarily due to the fact that hardwood can be refinished when the top layer wears down, while carpeting needs to be replaced entirely when it wears out.
2. Wood Flooring is Easier to Maintain
Between messy vacuum cleaners, spot cleaners with exacting directions, and expensive steam cleaners for those impossible to remove stains, why deal with the hassle of keeping carpeting clean? Wood flooring simply requires a wet mop and a cleaning kit to keep it free of dust, dirt, hair, and other mess. You can even make your own cleaning solution out of vinegar to drive your maintenance costs down further!
3. For Those with Allergies, Wood is the Way to Go
Carpeting is a haven for allergens like pet dander and dust mites that can make your home a rough place to be for those with allergies. Since wood flooring is so easy to clean, once you use your wet mop and cleaning solution on it, you can forget about having allergens in your home!
4. Wood is More Environmentally Friendly
Carpeting is usually made out of synthetic materials which can end up accumulating in a landfill. Hardwood flooring is made out of natural materials, however, making it much better for the environment!
Trust Jason Brown Wood Floors for All Your Hardwood Flooring Needs!
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 3 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.