Are other types of flooring healthier than carpet?
To choose the right flooring is one of the biggest decisions for homeowners. Huge market of different type of flooring, variety of materials from carpet to all type of hard flooring, colors and shades in one hand, and concern about the healthier option on the other hand, make it complicated to take a right decision.
Let’s challenge the subject and see where we can get!
Softness of carpet is lovely, the way it muffles footsteps and cushions our feet. Carpet is cozy and warm. It needs to be cleaned less often; it comes in many colors, patterns and touches. And in terms of installation it can be done faster than hard floors and with less cost.
Carpet disadvantages include difficulty to clean; is recommended steaming it at least once a year because vacuuming does not take as much dirt. Carpet can stain easily, and some stains may be difficult to remove. It came to argue that carpet is not ideal for people with allergies, as they trap mites, pollen and pet hair. Carpet hides dirt and a proper vacuum once a week is needed to keep the carpet cleaner.
Hard flooring (hardwood, laminate, vinyl flooring)
Some people admire hard flooring’s natural look. Although it is more time consuming for installation than carpet but it’s easy to clean, resist for decades and keeps its beauty if cared for properly. Hard flooring doesn’t stain easily and also it does not collect either dust or dirt. A vacuum or a quick sweep is enough to keep the floor clean. So it is more convenient especially for family with children to keep the environment healthy. It should come to attention that a lot of differences of quality and benefits exist among a huge market of hard flooring. And it is important to know what to chose. but there is always a chance to ask for advice from Petra Renovation, leading customers to go with better and healthier options.