Over the years many homeowners have opted to replace their flooring with anything other than carpeting. Hardwood flooring, tiles, laminate, and even plain concrete have become more popular floor choices. Many seem to consider carpeting obsolete. However, is carpeting really that bad of a choice? When doing a floor replacement for your home remodeling it is important to go over every aspect of your flooring choices. When deciding what to remodel think about what works for your needs overall and what could help give value to your home.
Here are some things to consider when thinking about adding or replacing carpet in your home.
The Positive of Carpeting
If you happen to be a bit tight on your budget or are wanting to save more money for your home remodeling, carpeting may be the choice for you. On average when compared to hardwood flooring or tile, carpet is much cheaper which can be a plus if you are low on cash. Another benefit of choosing carpet is the comfort factor. When you have tile or hardwood flooring you can run into very cold floors which may be uncomfortable for you especially in the winter months here in Michigan. The softness of carpet can be nice on the feet and help retain warmth. Also, when it comes to safety carpeting can help. While you may have to worry about tile or hardwood flooring being slippery, you will not have that problem with carpet. Carpet has great traction and won’t have you slipping about when wet. This can be very beneficial for a home with children or the elderly.
The Downsides of Carpeting
However, while carpet may be cheap when installing for your new home remodeling, it can eventually become costly. Carpet is known to be high maintenance with at least a once a year deep cleaning and a constant upkeep from stains, dirt, and other debris. Not to mention, the carpet can be worn out very quickly in high traffic areas such as the hallway, leaving an unsightly trail in your home and a possible replacement every ten years. Another problem one can face with carpet is its retention of odors, humidity, mites, and other unwanted things. This can leave your home smelling highly unappealing and unhealthy.
Best Placements for Carpeting
If you do choose to use carpet in your home remodeling, knowing the best place to install the new flooring can help a lot. Some of the best places to use carpet is in low traffic areas and with low humidity. For example, bedrooms and home offices may be better choices while bathrooms and kitchens are to be avoided.
To figure out which material is best for your floor replacement, contact Rebuilding Michigan for a free consultation.