Hardwood Flooring or Carpet: Which is Right for You?

October 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Learn more about American Floor Care's hardwood flooring repair services

Whether you’re building a home, upgrading an existing house, or you’re in the beginning stages of exploring your options, you’ve likely thought about what type of flooring is the best fit for your space. Hardwood flooring and carpet are the two most popular options for many homeowners, but there are clear distinctions between the two, both in look, feel, and maintenance.

If you have an existing home or are considering moving into a home with hardwood flooring, you may have run into a few challenges, such as aged hardwood or flooring that is not in the most optimal condition. But before you decide to tear out that damaged hardwood and replace it with carpet, find out how American Floor Care can help you give your flooring a much-needed facelift, saving you time, energy, and money.

Carpet versus hardwood flooring

Carpet is among some homeowners’ preferred flooring options. While it provides a soft flooring option and sound dampening solution to larger rooms, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain. This is especially true for homeowners with:

  • Children
  • High foot traffic
  • Humid or rainy conditions

Over time, simply walking on carpet repeatedly will produce signs of wear and tear, issues that are difficult (if not impossible) to hide. Moreover, as carpet ages, it begins to collect smells, and can leave your room smelling musty, dirty, or simply unwelcoming, no matter how clean your house really is.

Unlike hardwood flooring, carpet maintenance is an expensive and cumbersome issue. While carpet repair services are not uncommon, they do not always deliver the type of clean and repair that is worth the effort. Homeowners often end up replacing carpet, as it’s either cheaper or just less of a headache when compared to having it repaired. Hardwood flooring, on the other hand, gives homeowners a more affordable and flexible option.

Why choose hardwood flooring repair?

One of the most appealing aspects of having hardwood floors is the level of elegance and timelessness that they exude in each room. Both aged and new hardwood floors give off a look that carpet simply cannot. Still, hardwood ages over time, and it’s important to stay on top of maintenance and repair.

American Floor Care can help you maintain and repair your hardwood flooring so it looks as good as the day it was installed. We’ve given our Warren and Youngstown, OH, neighbors the repair and maintenance services they need for more than two decades, and we’re proud to know that we’ve helped them get the most out of their hardwood by offering:

  • Sanding and refinishing services
  • Care and maintenance
  • Input and direction on floors’ conditions and needs

Whether your hardwood has scuffs, dents, dings, or is in dire need of more involved repairs, American Floor Care can handle it. No matter your hardwood’s age, we have the services, experience, and dedication to restore it to a level that you’re proud of, and adds a timeless, beautiful look to any room in your home.

Benefits of hardwood repair

While hardwood flooring can withstand much more use than carpet, it’s not invincible. Over time, (or during particularly heavy use periods) flooring will inevitably begin to lose its newly-installed look.

Homeowners may be tempted to have it removed and new flooring installed—but that’s not always the best solution. New installation can be expensive, and it may not be necessary. Our team can help you determine if it’s time for new flooring or if we can repair it. We’re confident you’ll lean towards the latter because:

  • Repair is cheaper than installation
  • Repair is often quicker and easier than installation
  • Repair spares you the headaches of closing off a room for the installation period
  • Repair means your wood ages more elegantly and remains a part of your home

Trust American Floor Care for your hardwood repair needs

Carpet simply doesn’t offer the same benefits or longevity as hardwood flooring. If you’re considering replacing your hardwood with carpet, or installing new hardwood, reach out to American Floor Care today. We can repair your existing hardwood flooring to give you a look that’s hard to come by otherwise. Contact us today for your free quote.