When to Choose Hardwood over Carpeting

When to Choose Hardwood over Carpeting

At About Floors n’ More in Jacksonville, FL, we have had customers come in and ask us which type of flooring, carpet or hardwood, would best suit their needs. For these customers, this is important question, and the advice that we offer differs with each customer and their household. Here are a few of the issues that we look at before giving our answer:

To begin with, both hardwood and carpet provide beauty and style to the rooms in which they are installed. However, there are certain times when hardwood flooring is more appropriate. Here are a couple of examples:

Studies, dens, dining rooms, and hallways are all welcoming spaces for hardwood flooring. If you have a study or den, with décor that is darker in tones (often found with wood bookcases), or have décor themes such nautical, historical, military, or old world, the addition of hardwood is the perfect option. Another instance in which wood flooring may better serve your needs is in your dining room. A fact that cannot be ignored is that when food or drink (especially red wine) is spilled onto carpet, removing stains left behind can be tricky, at best.

On the other hand, installing wood flooring in a young child's room may not be the best idea; carpet would probably be the better option. We all know that small children slip and fall, we know they love to run and play with their toys on the floor, and we want them to be comfortable if they are lying down or playing on the floor.

Once the decision is made, carpet or hardwood, we can help. We carry great selections of both carpeting and wood flooring. For those who decide to go with hardwood flooring, we have dozens of options waiting for you. These lines include all color tones, from light to dark, and many options that are in-between. We carry hundreds of tree species that you can choose from, and this makes it very easy for you to get exactly what you want.

If you would like to know more about hardwood flooring, visit us at About Floors n’ More in our Jacksonville locations and let us show you what we have available.