When trying to decide whether to put laminate, hardwood, cork, vinyl or carpet on your floors, here are a few key tips about carpeting that may help with your decision.
Carpet is now and always has been the most popular flooring product. Why? It offers a variety of colors, fibers, patterns and designs, is beautiful and decorative. It is also softer, quieter, warmer, more economical (costs less per yard), and is easy to care for. Many carpet products today are very stain resistant.
Warranties vary on carpets stains and wearability.
Again, carpet costs less per yard than other flooring products.
Cork floors are:
- aesthetically different from the other flooring products
- very durable
- stain resistant
Keep in mind that bamboo, cork and wood flooring products are all cured, stacked and kept in climate controlled environments until shipped, meaning that there is no sawdust, dust or traffic compromising the finishing of these products.
Because cork floors have an aluminum oxide finish is why they are very durable and stain resistant.
Cork is priced comparably to premium wood floors.