Laminate flooring and carpeting the flooring are the two top options available for buyers in the market. These are two very separate types of flooring that are available in the market and buyers are often confused as to which option is better, aesthetically pleasing and more practical to use.
The following are some of the pros and cons of both types of flooring options available in the market:
Carpeting is a soft textile cover that is used on flooring in various styles and patterns. This type of floor covering is made of thick woven fabric. The upper layer of the pile made of different types of fabrics is attached to a harder backing sheet which is then glued or attached to the flooring.
Carpeting material includes nylon, polyester, wool, yarn, and polypropylene among other materials. There are many types of pros and cons of using carpeting as a flooring option in comparison to other types of flooring options.
Pros of Carpeting
Carpeting adds to the décor of the property and carpeting can be done in various styles, colors, and patterns. Carpeting can be of different materials and pile heights and the appearance of carpeting is very unique in comparison to other types of flooring.
There is a lot of choice in carpeting and there are hundreds of options available in the market. There are many materials, fabrics, and colors to choose from. There are studies that show carpets provide sustainability, insulation, and are also better for acoustic as they absorb sound making it a good option.
Carpet flooring is very soft and very luxurious as compared to other types of flooring. Many types of carpet flooring options are very durable and can endure wear and tear over the long run. Carpeting makes the flooring very soft as mentioned above and is a good option to protect young children from falling and hurting themselves on a hard surface.
Cons of Carpeting
Carpeting is a great option for flooring but a major problem for this is that carpets are difficult to maintain. Dust, debris and all kinds of dirt can get stuck in carpets. This means that carpets have to be vacuumed regularly to keep them clean. If staining liquids or any types of food that spill on carpets cause a stain, it is very difficult to clean in comparison to laminate flooring, or stone or any other type of flooring option.
Laminate flooring is synthetic flooring made of layers of materials like melamine resin and fiber board materials that are fused together into multilayer sheets by a lamination process to create laminate boards. There are many pros and cons of laminate flooring mentioned below:
Pros of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has many advantages that make it a good choice for buyers. Laminate flooring is durable, strong, very affordable in comparison to other types of flooring, easy to clean, scratch resistant, dust resistant, and it is easy to install in comparison to other types of flooring.
Laminate flooring does not fade easily in sunlight and is also stain resistant in comparison to other types of flooring. It is a warmer and softer option in comparison to hardwood flooring and stone. It mimics stone, ceramic or wood and is a cheaper choice in comparison to these types of flooring and looks similar to these more expensive and elegant options.
Cons of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is cheaper looking than the more elegant and expensive hardwood floor and stone. Laminate flooring because of its perception of being cheap can reduce the value of a home or a building. Laminate flooring is very susceptible to damage and ruin if it comes in contact with moisture or standing water. It is louder than carpet and vinyl and the cheaper grade of laminate flooring can suffer damage in a few years.
There are many different types of pros and cons of both laminate flooring and carpeting the floor. Different types of rooms and indoor spaces require different types of flooring. Budget plays an important role and factors in the decision-making process to choose between carpets and laminate flooring.
Choosing the type of flooring depends on the price, maintenance, maintenance costs and the best flooring choices available to the buyers in the market.