Carpeted floors vs. hard wood floors

@kynni204 (2031)
United States
April 14, 2007 6:00pm CST
I have always been a fan of hardwood floors. My husband loves carpet. Carpet does feel good to your feet. He says it keeps the house warmer too. It seems like the wood floors wood be easier to maintain. What do you think?
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@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
15 Apr 07
We had always had carpeting in our home. Till about 2 years ago. We took up the carpeting and put down really nice laminate flooring. You know, the kind that looks like hardwood but is a bit cheaper on the wallet. We installed it in our living room, dining room, down the hall and in 1 spare bedroom. I love it!! It is so easy to clean. And it's so much better than pulling out the vacuum cleaner every time. We are redoing another spare bedroom in our house this week, we will be pulling up that carpet and putting the laminate flooring in there as well. To me, it just seems like such a cleaner look.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Yes, the laminate look adds class to your home.
@Dana5881 (609)
• United States
15 Apr 07
For me, it depends on what room of the house we are talking about. I like carpet in the bedrooms and the living room but I like hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining room and the stairs. I think it gives a house a nice touch to have some hardwood floors, especially if they are nice hardwood floors.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Yes the bedroom with carpet be nice. If I decided to go with carpet it would be in the bedroom only.
@bad1981 (799)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I love carpet, I am so not a hard wood floor girl. I also dont like it with kids because if they fall they will get hurt badly.
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
15 Apr 07
that is a consideration!!
@Writerbob (572)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Have your husband shampoo the carpets and then look at the water when he flushes it. It is sewer quality level. Carpets are nasty, period. We came into a house 4 years ago that was all carpet, and we are now down to just one room that we will be replacing soon with laminate flooring. That will be a happy day when that is done and carpet is out of my life forever!
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I know!.. You can say that again. That water from carpet cleaning is god awful nasty. So this is what we are breathing, and sitting on. The funny thing is it looks clean. Looks can be deceiving. Now we know where that phase came about. No wonder kids stay sick, they are constanly putting their hands in their mouths off of the floors. At least with the laminated floors we can apply disinfectants daily... ie..bleach
@Stiffler07 (1356)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Hard wood floors in my opinion are much better, they are a lot more classy looking,& easy to keep clean. Just love the look. (Great Question, I'm sure opinions will vary)
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Thanks Stiffler, I like them too.
• Canada
14 Apr 07
I prefer hard wood floors and my reason for this is that although carpet may be warmer I find that carpet is always dirtier . You wash your floor at least every week but how often does one actually wash their carpet so when you think about it , even though it may look clean , imagine all the dirt that is trapped inside it . Also , my husband has asthma and carpet is really bad for trapping in the dust which can make asthma much worse . I prefer hard wood floor where you can get a mat for to keep the floor warmer in the winter and is much easier to keep clean .
@kynni204 (2031)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Yes carpet holds germs and is awful on Asthma. I like the big throw rugs on the wood