Carpet or No? Making the Decision for Your Room

You’re ready to tackle your next home improvement project, but your decisions need to start from the ground up – literally. It is wise to choose the flooring for your room remodel or update first, and then build the rest of the room’s design on your flooring choice. For most homeowners, the flooring question quickly becomes, “should we do carpet in this room, or not?”

The design consultants at Value Discount Flooring have spent decades walking homeowners through the decision making process. Carpet can be a great decision for some rooms, and an awful decision for others. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your carpeting fate.

Carpeting is Cozy

One of the biggest benefits of carpeting is the coziness of it. Add a bit of comfort to a space like a bedroom, office, or basement by investing in carpeting.

Carpeting is Inexpensive

Have a large room to cover? Carpeting could be your best bet from the budgeting end of things. Basements, for example, can be quite large and you can cover the square footage in carpeting for a fraction of the cost of a more expensive option, like traditional hardwood floors.

Carpeting is Not Water Friendly

Looking for a bathroom or kitchen floor? Carpeting is definitely not the answer, as it isn’t meant to withstand sustained contact with water. Mudrooms, laundry rooms, and foyers are also not ideal for carpeting. If your basement has issues with flooding, consider skipping carpeting and going with a flooring option that can withstand water exposure.

Carpeting is Durable

Nowadays, carpeting is designed to withstand even high traffic areas without noticeable wear and tear. You can expect your carpeting to last 5-10 years, even in busy spaces like a dining room or hallway.

Carpeting is Low Maintenance

Aside from regular vacuuming and spot treating any potential stains, your carpet doesn’t require a lot of additional maintenance. This can be a major factor in your decision if you are looking for a flooring option that is easy to maintain.

Not sure if carpeting is right for you, or what kind of carpet could work in your room? Let us help! Our team is ready to listen to your style preferences, goals, and budget in order to guide you to your next favorite flooring option. Call the Value Discount Flooring team today to get started.