So you are thinking about making changes to your floors and have spent hours doing research on what is the best possible option. This can become overwhelming but it all comes down to your preference and budget. We have options of hardwood floors, carpet, laminate, tile, and more. The two biggest most popular choices that homeowners go between are; hardwood vs carpet.
To begin, there is no 100% correct answer. Your needs and budget will help determine which floor may suit your needs. Your choice is also an investment in your home and keeping in mind there is more to the choice than just cost. Take into consideration what you are doing with your new floors. Are you looking to grow in your home, maybe your are flipping your home, or are you renting it to tenants? What kind of foot traffic do you have or do you have a house full of pets and kids? It's all important to having long lasting and beautiful floors. Pets have dander and allergens that may stay in carpet and make it more difficult to clean. Wood flooring is easy to maintain but is more expensive than carpet.
In a lot of homes you may see a mix of wood flooring in the living room and kitchen mixed with carpeted bedrooms.
Hardwood is the most popular choice when it comes to selling or flipping a home. If your hardwood is properly cared for it will last a lifetime while carpet may need to be replaced multiple times.
According to NWFA's recent survey "Even more revealing about wood flooring adding value to a home is that 90 percent of the real estate agents believe that homes with hardwood floors sell for more money." the top request of home buyers and renters when looking for a home is hardwood floors. In fact, a study of home buyers by USA Today using data from the National Association of Realtors found that 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors.”
In short, carpet vs hardwood comes down to cost vs long-term investment. If you are in this home for a long time or want to sell it quickly on the market than you should probably go with hardwood flooring. However, if you are putting in flooring for a rent house or just starting out than you might want to go with carpet. Consider that carpet will have to be replaced multiple times over that period of time. Quite often hardwood can be found at comparable prices to other types of flooring which should help make the decision all the easier for you. Do your research and take into consideration what your needs are and AZ Supreme Flooring LLC will help you with anything you may need.