Choosing flooring is always a challenge. There are so many options to choose from. But, often, it boils down to a choice between timber flooring, and carpet. That is particularly so in the bedroom, where other flooring products such as tiles are too harsh underfoot. So let’s take a look at the pros and cons for both timber flooring, and carpet in the bedroom. Hopefully, these expert tips will make your choice easier!
Consider comfort in the bedroom: it can help you choose between timber floor and carpet
Comfort is a key consideration in the bedroom. You don’t want to wake up in the cold of winter and step onto a freezing, hard floor. That’s exactly why tiles are rarely in the picture! But what about timber? Timber is one of the flooring materials better suited to those cold winter mornings. It is far less harsh underfoot than tiles or polished concrete. However, timber doesn’t offer the same plush warmth that carpet does. If comfort is your foremost priority—which is common in bedrooms—then carpet is probably best for you.
If durability is your foremost priority, then choosing between timber flooring and carpet is easy!
Of course, comfort isn’t everything. Durability always warrants a mention. Flooring is a big investment, and you want it to last. So making a good decision is vital. Generally, in terms of durability, timber will come out on top. In fact, timber can last a lifetime; that’s pretty hard to compete with. However, carpet does have plenty to offer on the durability front. Carpet comes in a wide variety of styles. Some are more durable than others. If you get a robust, short-piled carpet, you can enjoy a high degree of durability complete with the warmth and comfort you want in winter.
How about looks? Between timber flooring and carpet, you’ve got plenty of visually appealing options
Looks often form the most significant parts of our flooring decisions. And they’re completely subjective. That’s why it’s important to take looks into account on your own terms. Think about the sort of décor you’re trying to cultivate in your bedroom. It’s also worth thinking about the décor of your house more broadly. A great combination, visually, is timber floors throughout the home and carpets in the bedroom. You don’t always have to choose between timber flooring and carpet. A combination of the two, with carpet in the bedroom, is actually one of the strongest aesthetic combinations on offer.
Timber flooring may be more durable, but carpet can still last a long time in your bedroom!
We spoke about durability a little earlier, but let’s return to the subject for a moment. We find that a lot of people are apprehensive about carpet, on the basis of durability. Perhaps you’ve seen some worn carpets in other houses in the past. Or perhaps you’ve heard a horror story or two. Well, let us put your mind at ease. Good quality carpet is exceptionally durable. And while you can’t sand it back like you can with timber, you can steam clean it to near-new condition for years and years. And in the bedroom, where foot traffic is minimal, the strains placed on your carpet flooring will barely show.
Cost is another consideration: choosing between timber flooring and carpet means assessing prices
Now let’s look at the last deciding factor in your choice between timber flooring and carpet: cost. Cost makes the ultimate basis of our decisions; if something is too expensive, then it’s off the list! And in terms of cost, carpet has a clear edge over timber. With so many options, carpet is available with great quality for all budgets. Timber, on the other hand, is one of the most expensive flooring products.
To see for yourself, contact the experts at Ashmore Carpets today on (07) 5526 8611.