Homeowners have two popular questions about flooring in the bedroom: Which is better, carpet or hardwood? Will installing a carpet decrease the value of my property? I’m sure you also find yourself asking these never-ending questions when you are moving into a new home or thinking of remodeling it. Well, you’re not the only one. Let’s attempt to answer them and find out what works best for you.
Is carpet or hardwood flooring better for the bedroom?
The problem about carpet is they get worn out due to foot traffic and years of use. It’s not long-lasting enough that you’ll end up paying more than you should. For the bedroom, you might want to consider installing hardwood floor and placing area rugs instead. The good thing about hardwood floors is that they can be refinished.
New York interior designers Jayne and Joan Michaels recommend having wood floors with a soft rug over them. Your bedroom will look stylish, and your feet can relaxingly step on the gloriously soft rug as you enter the privacy of your room. When it comes to cleaning, hardwood also has the advantage over carpets. Carpets have issues with cleaning and wear, while hardwood always looks clean. If you’re worried about blowing your budget, opt for the inexpensive prefinished wood floors. Talk to a flooring contractor and ask about their most affordable hardwood options.
If carpet is your ultimate preference, buy wool carpet so it’s soft and semi-plush and doesn’t look cheap—as it does cost more than average. A more affordable alternative would be carpet tiles rather than roll-on carpets; a carpet tile would be easier to replace if it got soiled.
Does carpet or hardwood flooring in the bedroom have better resale value?
Real estate agents agree that hardwood floors in the bedrooms will enhance the value of your property. Most buyers prefer them over carpet, especially when you display attractive area rugs over the wood floors. Hardwood can give any room in the house that warm, comfortable feeling that buyers always look for when viewing properties.
Choosing between carpet and hardwood flooring does not have to depend too much on the house resale value. What matters most is your preference and what makes you, the homeowner, feel like the master of your domain. If you plan to live for many, many years in the same house, then do as you will. Your comfort is still the main priority so you get to do as you desire. After all, it’s YOUR house!