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.