How to Choose Between Wooden Flooring and Carpets

Posted on: 22nd February 2018Some carpet options available in our showroom.

These days with stunning flooring options available in every material, it can be hard to decide which type of flooring is best for your home. Gone are the days when we stuck to carpet for living areas and hard floors like tile or wood for kitchens, bathrooms and halls. Now with luxury vinyl, engineered wood, real wood, natural carpets, wool blends and more to consider it’s no longer a case of choosing your floor just on practical terms. In living rooms now it is becoming increasingly common to have hard floors, so we’re here to help you decide which is best for you. 

Carpet vs Wood

With the rise in open plan living areas, wood has become more popular in recent years for modern homes. Whilst carpets these days are more luxurious, durable and easier than ever to clean, they still aren’t a practical choice for kitchens – and often dining areas too. An open plan home is best suited to a hard floor that’s continuous throughout the space, using large rugs in the lounge space for softness and to ‘divide’ the room into zones. 

For more traditional homes or living rooms that aren’t open plan, the choice is often down to personal preference. Carpet is usually better insulating, which is good for draughty homes or apartment living, and adds a soft, luxurious feel to the room. Wood may be a better choice if you have pets or small children, 

Wooden Flooring Options

If you’ve decided to go for a wooden floor for your lounge or living area, now you need to decide which type of wood: real, engineered or wood effect, such as luxury vinyl. All offer long lasting, durable flooring for a range of budgets. Luxury vinyl can be a great option if you’re in an apartment or have downstairs neighbours as it has noise insulation properties. 

Visit our showroom to see samples of our carpet and wooden flooring options in every wood, colour and pattern imaginable. Our friendly showroom team can guide you through your options and help you find the perfect choice. 

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