Oak Flooring vs. Carpeting: Which is Best for Your Home?

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If you’re building a new home or remodeling, you might be thinking about the flooring for your home. While there are several options to choose from, the two most common are carpeting and hardwood flooring. When it comes to hardwood flooring, we often recommend oak flooring.

Oak Flooring vs. Carpeting: Which is Best for Your Home?

Here is a brief comparison between oak flooring and carpeting to decide which is best for your home:

  • Durability: Both carpeting and oak flooring are fairly durable and are meant to withstand common foot traffic in the home. However, if you are planning your flooring in an area with higher foot traffic and that will be more susceptible to spills or dirty shoes, it might be best to consider oak flooring. The hardness of the wood often helps it to last longer against dirt, higher traffic, and the rowdiness of kids and pets.
  • Maintenance: Depending on your choice in carpeting, you can usually remove dirt and stains with some carpet shampoo and regular vacuuming. Carpet fibers trap dirt and collect common allergens and therefore require frequent vacuuming. Oak flooring may not harbor allergens, but it will also need to be cleaned regularly with sweeping and mopping to keep it clear of discoloration from dust, dirt, and stains.
  • Styles: Carpeting offers a wide variety of colors, thickness, and styles, but it can be harder to match the carpeting to the rest of your home. Oak flooring is a little more straightforward and offers a sleek, natural coloring that makes it easier to match to any style in your home.

There are benefits to both carpeting and oak flooring, and there are times where one might be best over the other. Give us a call at Design Flooring, LLC if you would like help with your decision or to learn more.