Have you been daydreaming of switching from carpet to hardwood floors? You are not alone! While carpet has been a favorite for many decades and is lower in cost and soft on your feet, there are many pitfalls that homeowners have to consider before officially committing to carpet.
Don’t stick with carpet! Here are our four reasons to replace carpet with hardwood floors from SVB:
Reason #1: You Are Tired of the Complicated Upkeep of Carpet
Did you spill on your carpet? Great… now you have to soak up the mess, pat it dry and go through the bothersome process of scrubbing your carpet or shampooing it clean. Why deal with the hassle? Well, if you don’t, your carpet will look nasty. Hardwood floors are easy to take care of. All you need to do is weekly vacuuming and dust mopping. You will consistently have beautiful (and clean!) looking floors always. No disgusting stains and smells from carpet!
Tip: We recommend vacuums with a floor-brush attachment or an electric broom to avoid damaging the wood. For a deeper clean, use a slightly dampened rag mop or good old-fashioned sponge with diluted wood cleaner to remove pesky allergens, dirt, and other irritants in a flash.
Reason #2: You Can’t Escape Your Allergies
Your carpet can easily become a magnet for allergens like dust mites, pet dander — and even mold spores — which can irritate your immune system. These pesky allergens can get trapped within carpet fibers and even down in the pad and are difficult to get rid of completely. If you are tired of the constant yuck feeling of allergies, installing hardwood floors in your home reduces allergens that are lurking beneath your feet.
Related Read: The 4 Seasons of Wood Floor Care
Reason #3: Your House Needs a Makeover
Do you watch HGTV and admire the beautiful hardwood floors? Or are you preparing to put your home on the market? Hardwood floors are popular due to their beauty, durability, longevity and versatility. While initially a little pricier than carpet, hardwood flooring is a worthwhile investment in the long run because it lasts so much longer than carpet. Toss out your pesky, dated carpet and transform your living space with hardwood floors that make a statement.