Carpets were once the ultimate status symbol, with wall-to-wall luxury promising long-lasting comfort and style. Later, modernist influences introduced the public to the hardwood floor, a stark yet chic alternative which was welcomed equally as enthusiastically by consumers.
These days both are readily available, so what exactly may influence someone to go for a hardwood floor rather than carpeting?
Carpet is basically much more difficult to keep clean, and in general sweeping a hardwood floor is much easier and faster than having to vacuum it every day. It’s also much easier to deal with spills and pet- or child-related ‘accidents. Compare wiping and mopping a hardwood surface to trying to get vomit or red wine out of a carpet!
Plain carpets are generally inoffensive, but anything with a pattern can easily become dated or simply boring, while a hardwood floor can be accessorized with rugs or …