Timber or Carpet: Which is Best Flooring For Your Living Room?
Thankfully, there are two fantastic flooring choices that tick both of the aforementioned boxes – carpet and timber.
PROS OF CARPET IN A LIVING ROOM
Softness and warmth
Who wouldn’t want to feel plush, soft fibres under their feet with every step? Carpet boasts a level of comfort that instantly makes a room feel cosy and warm – perfect for use in a space where you want to promote relaxation and comfort.
From cushioning the blow of dropped items to its anti-slip qualities, carpet can help keep your loved ones safe from the aftermath of any accidental slips, trips or falls.
With the entire surface covered in a thick layer of padding, carpet helps absorb acoustics in a room, locking in sound so the rest of the home isn’t filled with creaks or echoes.
Soft, warm and comfortable. What’s not to love about carpet in the living room?
CONS OF CARPET IN A LIVING ROOM
As the living room is typically a high traffic area, you can expect dust and dirt to accumulate. Therefore, you must be prepared to vacuum regularly if you want to keep your carpet looking spick and span!
If you’re susceptible to hay fever or have allergies, the fibres in carpet can trap dust particles and other allergens which may increase symptoms.
Find out whether carpet is the best choice for your living space.
PROS OF TIMBER IN A LIVING ROOM
Easy to clean
A simple sweep and dry mop is all it takes to keep your timber floor looking as good as new day to day!
Timber flooring is built to last and it’s one of the most durable flooring choices on the market. When taken care of, timber flooring can last a lifetime!
Could timber be the best flooring choice for your living room?
CONS OF TIMBER FLOORING IN A LIVING ROOM
Due to its high level of durability and unbeatable longevity, timber flooring typically comes at a higher cost than other flooring options.
Susceptible to water damage
Water and wood do not mix, especially where flooring is concerned. Accidental spills and extreme exposure to moisture are two big no-nos as both can cause planks to split and swell, leaving you with costly repair bills. Always clean up liquids quickly before they have the chance to cause damage.
Here at Carpet Call, we stock a fantastic range of both timber and carpet flooring options, so you’re never stuck for choice when deciding. If you’re still swaying between the two for your living room, head into your local Carpet Call store and chat to a member of the team about the best option for your space.
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