Carpet or Flooring?

You’re redoing your living room, and the question arises: Carpeting or Wood Flooring? It’s one we’ve all contemplated – the cozy vs. the sophisticated, the color options vs. the natural palette. Here are the top benefits of both carpets and hardwood flooring – but we won’t tell you which to pick. You’ll have to take a look and decide for yourself!

Benefits of Carpet

  1. Variety: Carpets come in many types and colors, so you have a multitude of options. The main types available to you are Plush, made to make you feel like you’re walking on a bed of cotton balls; Textured Plush, which is more dense and often used for the entire home; Berber, which is extremely durable; and Frieze, which is a shaggy carpet often used in entryways as the fibers curl and easily hide footprints. You can choose colors that are as subdued or as bold as your personality.
  2. Safety: If you have a young one or a clumsy one at home, carpets provide less slip than flooring – an important safety feature!
  3. Easier Maintenance: If you are constantly on the go, you may want to consider carpet as your preferred option. It is more apparent when a hardwood floor is dirty, requiring continual sweeping and mopping maintenance. Carpets generally require an easy vaccum (and a periodic carpet clean.)

child on carpet

Benefits of Wood Flooring

  1. Durability: Wood flooring is known for its durability over time. If your top priority is investing in your home for a future sale, hardwood may be the way to go.
  2. Timeless: Wood flooring does not go out of style. Whereas one may turn around and wonder how that 1960’s orange-shag-with-flower-pattern carpet got in their home, no one will ever wonder how a well-maintained hardwood floor got in the house.
  3. Matches: One key benefit of a wood floor is that it goes with everything. If you choose to change your furniture down the line, a hardwood floor will be the friend who stays by your side.

room with hardwood floor

This post was written by Jessica.


  1. Mostly the people now what they are looking for. They have seen it somewhere. And then the price is the most import thing. When have also a showroom so they can come if they will feel it. The wooden floor was unfinished when the cabin was purchased. I sanded the floor down and applied several applications of wood varnish. The floor looked beautiful. Thanks for sharing...
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  2. Thanks for linking up at the Antique Texan! I really like the neutral color(not to mention the price) and I totally agree that a stencil could be super cute in such a small room.
    Have a great weekend! carpet CT

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  4. I prefer wood flooring than carpet. They are more reliable and perfect for any home decor. There are many types of wood flooring like Engineered Wood Flooring, Reclaimed Herringbone Flooring, Reclaimed Oak Wood Flooring, Reclaimed Oak Parquet Flooring or Original Victorian Pine Floorboards which have become increasingly difficult to source in recently years are good examples. These all types of wood flooring are best which creates exceptional works of real, natural wood floors with an innovative range of hand-made platforms. Choose any and give a new look to your home.Thanks.

  5. For me, carpet is more appealing to use because it can save more energy in the house. Carpets can make a measurable contribution to retaining the warmth in a room and therefore saving energy. Carpets have low heat conduction and are natural thermal insulators creating a heat barrier.