Why You Need to Switch from Carpet to Hardwoods and Vice Versa

It has been said that the grass is greener on the other side, but something has been troubling us here at Ozburn-Hessey. Is the floor better on the other side of the home? What we mean by this is that a lot of homes have one type of flooring in them. It is not uncommon to find just carpet, or just hardwood, with maybe some tiling in the kitchen or bathroom. After a while you get used to this, but maybe you are wondering if there is a better way. “Wouldn’t it be nice to step onto something cushy?” you might ask as you wake in the morning and step onto a cold hardwood floor. Or perhaps you have always been annoyed with how difficult it is to clean the carpet, wishing in vain for an easily swept hardwood floor. With the ease in which the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey install floors, you do not have to wonder anymore.   With that in mind, here are some reasons you should change from wood to carpet and from carpet to wood. Hardwoods, Easy Clean The main reason you should think about switching from carpets to hardwoods is the ease in which you can clean. Carpets trap dirt and hairs, which exacerbates an already extreme situation, considering the allergy problem here in Nashville. They stain easily, can be damaged by water and get torn to shreds by vengeful cats. And frankly, they cost a bit more to install and maintain. Hardwoods, on the other hand, come in a variety of materials and colors, so you can easily find something that matches the look and feel of the room that was formerly carpeted. Plus, because they are lower to the ground than carpets, it makes the room look larger and more inviting. Keep it Comforting But there is something lost when transitioning to a hardwood floor, and that is the sense of comfort and stability. A carpeted home is a friendly home, one where people can sit on the floor and not worry about having bruises for days. It is the home that muffles the pitter-patter of little feet during the holidays. It is a home that is inviting and welcoming, thanks to carpet. Hardwoods are cold and sterile, something your foot touches on a winter morning and immediately pulls away from. Plus, carpets come in a much wider variety of color options, so your design options are not limited to just shades of black, brown, and gray. Additionally, installing carpet is much less of an ordeal – something that can be accomplished in an afternoon of relative ease.   It is clear that there are reasons to have both in your home, which is why it is so convenient that Ozburn-Hessey handles both carpet and hardwood floor installations. Do not suffer from the pain of indecision any longer. Let the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey handle making your home or office the best it can be with a mix of hardwoods and carpeting.

It has been said that the grass is greener on the other side, but something has been troubling us here at Ozburn-Hessey. Is the floor better on the other side of the home? What we mean by this is that a lot of homes have one type of flooring in them. It is not uncommon to find just carpet, or just hardwood, with maybe some tiling in the kitchen or bathroom. After a while you get used to this, but maybe you are wondering if there is a better way. “Wouldn’t it be nice to step onto something cushy?” you might ask as you wake in the morning and step onto a cold hardwood floor. Or perhaps you have always been annoyed with how difficult it is to clean the carpet, wishing in vain for an easily swept hardwood floor. With the ease in which the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey install floors, you do not have to wonder anymore.

 

With that in mind, here are some reasons you should change from wood to carpet and from carpet to wood.

Hardwoods, Easy Clean

The main reason you should think about switching from carpets to hardwoods is the ease in which you can clean. Carpets trap dirt and hairs, which exacerbates an already extreme situation, considering the allergy problem here in Nashville. They stain easily, can be damaged by water and get torn to shreds by vengeful cats. And frankly, they cost a bit more to install and maintain. Hardwoods, on the other hand, come in a variety of materials and colors, so you can easily find something that matches the look and feel of the room that was formerly carpeted. Plus, because they are lower to the ground than carpets, it makes the room look larger and more inviting.

Keep it Comforting

But there is something lost when transitioning to a hardwood floor, and that is the sense of comfort and stability. A carpeted home is a friendly home, one where people can sit on the floor and not worry about having bruises for days. It is the home that muffles the pitter-patter of little feet during the holidays. It is a home that is inviting and welcoming, thanks to carpet. Hardwoods are cold and sterile, something your foot touches on a winter morning and immediately pulls away from. Plus, carpets come in a much wider variety of color options, so your design options are not limited to just shades of black, brown, and gray. Additionally, installing carpet is much less of an ordeal – something that can be accomplished in an afternoon of relative ease.  

It is clear that there are reasons to have both in your home, which is why it is so convenient that Ozburn-Hessey handles both carpet and hardwood floor installations. Do not suffer from the pain of indecision any longer. Let the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey handle making your home or office the best it can be with a mix of hardwoods and carpeting.

Fall Into the Floor of the Season

One of the nice things about the autumn is the way it brings families together. There are many holidays to celebrate, from giving out candy at Halloween to the sheer amount of food to eat at Thanksgiving, to say nothing of the random family get togethers. There is something that tends to get forgotten with all of this family time, and that is the effect it has on your floors. The amount your floors are impacted depends on the quality of your home and the material it is made of, so there might be some hope. If you already know that your floors will not hold up to the extra wear and tear the fall season brings, then maybe now is the time to think about a change. The professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey will be able to help you pick out a new hardwood flooring or carpet and install both. Keep it Clean If all you need is a little bit of floor maintenance, then here are some tips to help keep things clean. For most hardwoods, the summer months can be tough, especially if you have animals or kids or access to a pool, all of which will add to the stress on the flooring. Before the fall family fun season really hits its stride, it might be a good idea to clean it daily or every other day, at minimum, to keep things reasonable. This means vacuuming it, preferably with a special hardwood vacuum, and possibly mopping. Now, when you are mopping you need to keep in mind what chemicals you use, unless you have laminate flooring or vinyl flooring, as both of those materials are pretty tough and durable. With something like a traditional oak hardwood, however, you run the risk of discoloration if you use too strong a chemical. In these cases, it is best to avoid using anything beyond hot water, with maybe just a little bit of soap to make things a tad bit bubbly. When it comes to carpets, vacuuming on a daily basis is a must. Dirt gets trapped down in the fibers, and a lot of it gets missed if you are only cleaning it once or twice a month. If the color is a little off, getting a steamer and really going at it is a great way to restore it. Fall Colors If things are looking pretty rough on the floor front, then maybe an entire new floor is in order. The professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey specialize in floor installation, and they can help you find the right floor. Fall is a great time to show off the new flooring, and a nice, deep oak or otherwise rustic look would definitely fit the vibe. Think something like reclaimed old barn timbers, or something with a wide plank. With carpet, think dark, as it is more likely to hide the stains and wear of the family season, as well as making things look cozy. Autumn is the time of year to start thinking about these things, as you do not want to embark on a project of that magnitude during the cold winter months. Time is running out to make these things happen, so make sure to contact us so we can help you get the floor you and your family will love.

One of the nice things about the autumn is the way it brings families together. There are many holidays to celebrate, from giving out candy at Halloween to the sheer amount of food to eat at Thanksgiving, to say nothing of the random family get togethers. There is something that tends to get forgotten with all of this family time, and that is the effect it has on your floors. The amount your floors are impacted depends on the quality of your home and the material it is made of, so there might be some hope. If you already know that your floors will not hold up to the extra wear and tear the fall season brings, then maybe now is the time to think about a change. The professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey will be able to help you pick out a new hardwood flooring or carpet and install both.

Keep it Clean

If all you need is a little bit of floor maintenance, then here are some tips to help keep things clean. For most hardwoods, the summer months can be tough, especially if you have animals or kids or access to a pool, all of which will add to the stress on the flooring. Before the fall family fun season really hits its stride, it might be a good idea to clean it daily or every other day, at minimum, to keep things reasonable. This means vacuuming it, preferably with a special hardwood vacuum, and possibly mopping.

Now, when you are mopping you need to keep in mind what chemicals you use, unless you have laminate flooring or vinyl flooring, as both of those materials are pretty tough and durable. With something like a traditional oak hardwood, however, you run the risk of discoloration if you use too strong a chemical. In these cases, it is best to avoid using anything beyond hot water, with maybe just a little bit of soap to make things a tad bit bubbly. When it comes to carpets, vacuuming on a daily basis is a must. Dirt gets trapped down in the fibers, and a lot of it gets missed if you are only cleaning it once or twice a month. If the color is a little off, getting a steamer and really going at it is a great way to restore it.

Fall Colors

If things are looking pretty rough on the floor front, then maybe an entire new floor is in order. The professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey specialize in floor installation, and they can help you find the right floor. Fall is a great time to show off the new flooring, and a nice, deep oak or otherwise rustic look would definitely fit the vibe. Think something like reclaimed old barn timbers, or something with a wide plank. With carpet, think dark, as it is more likely to hide the stains and wear of the family season, as well as making things look cozy.

Autumn is the time of year to start thinking about these things, as you do not want to embark on a project of that magnitude during the cold winter months. Time is running out to make these things happen, so make sure to contact us so we can help you get the floor you and your family will love.