Home improvement projects run the gamut from installing entire new kitchens and bathrooms to much more affordable projects like new flooring. When considering new floors, homeowners have several options available to them.
While carpet is traditionally favored for its soft feel underfoot, an array of attractive color and pattern choices, and its sound-deadening qualities, it has some drawbacks as well. Carpet wears out more quickly than wood or tile, and it requires regular cleanings. Well-maintained, high-quality carpet can last between ten and fifteen years before needing to be replaced. It’s a comfortable choice for bedrooms and other low-traffic areas.
Hardwoods are durable and offer a variety of shades and patterns. Although more limited in variety than carpet, hardwood floors can be expected to last a lifetime if well cared for. Cleaning is easy, and wood floors are repairable if the surface becomes slightly damaged. Hardwoods are a good choice for entryways, halls, and other high-traffic areas.
Tile floors offer a variety of color and pattern choices and are extremely moisture resistant. Since tile comes in a variety of materials, from ceramics to granite and marble, it’s an appropriate choice for any high-traffic area in the home, including hallways, bathrooms, and kitchens.
When it comes to home improvement, owners should consider the available budget, the lifestyle of the family, and personal taste. Mid-Cape Home Centers has flooring choices to meet almost every family’s needs. Visit our South Dennis or Orleans locations to meet with one of our Flooring Specialists today!