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 stains. It’s also gives potential buyers in the future more options, which is always a good thing.
Genuine hardwood floors are often quite high-end, but good-quality cheap laminate flooring which looks like hardwood is available from sources such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/cheap-laminate-flooring.html. And this is even easier to keep clean and in good condition.
You cannot eliminate all dust, but carpets actively retain it. Even worse is the fact that the dust mites are then released with every footstep you take, creating a living nightmare if you are an allergy sufferer.