Carpet vs Hardwood

Spend More Now to Save More Later

When you’re comparing carpet vs hardwood flooring, the initial price of hardwood floors can look a little daunting compared to carpet.  But there are a lot of good reasons to invest in hardwood floors instead of carpet.  Read on to find out our top 3 reasons.

#1: Hardwoods are an Investment; Carpet is Disposable

Hardwood floors offer an excellent return on investment for a number of reasons.  Many pre-finished solid hardwoods carry warranties of 25 years or more.  With the right maintenance and care, hardwood floors can last as long as your house does.  Carpet offers no such guarantees.  You’ll have to replace carpet time and again throughout the lifetime of your home, so what was initially a cheaper buy becomes a money drain.

#2: Hardwoods Increase Home Value

Hardwood floors add an elegant, classic finish to your home, and they’re known for their durability and ease of care.  As if that’s not enough, they’re an eco-friendly flooring choice.  It’s no wonder they increase a home’s value.  Some estimates put the premium at 20 to 25 percent extra return on your home.

#3: Hardwoods are Cheaper to Maintain Than Carpet

As we’ve already noted, no matter how diligent you are about cleaning your carpet, unless you never set foot on it, you’re going to have to replace it as often as every 5 to 7 years if not sooner.  Having your carpet deep-cleaned to improve appearance and remove odors anywhere from one to four times a year adds up fast.  Hardwoods on the other hand only need to be refinished (rather than replaced) every 7 to 10 years, depending on the durability of the material — and refinish runs about half the price of installing new carpet.

Quality Floors from Totta Hardwood Flooring

Totta Hardwoods has beautiful flooring solutions for every household and budget. To learn more about carpet vs hardwood or schedule a consultation about hardwood flooring as an investment in your home fill out the online form or call us at 816-507-5281.

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