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Carpets may be softer and quieter than hardwood, but they’re deceptively slippery and messy. With limited options and dated looks, carpet is quickly falling out of popularity and being replaced by timeless hardwood floors. See what the hype is all about and why more people are making the switch.

Cleaning

Carpeting acts like a magnet to dust and dirt, trapping in debris that are difficult to clean – lugging a vacuum up and down stairs isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time and renting or buying a carpet cleaner can be expensive. Over time, hardwood floors pay for themselves in maintenance costs and convenience. Give your floors a simple sweeping and mopping and you’re good to go without any fear of hard to remove spills and stains. Owners with pets will be relieved when the inevitable pet mess becomes that much easier to clean than previously carpeted floors.

Safety

While you may think that carpeting has the advantage in safety with a lighter fall, carpeting is surprisingly slippery and elderly, children, or persons with disabilities may be prone to more frequent accidents. Wood flooring is also comparatively better for those sensitive to dust, dirt, pet dander, and other airborne allergens as particles don’t become trapped and build up like they do in carpeted floors.
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Style

With the exception of volume and color, carpeting doesn’t have much of a variety. Wood floors on the other hand, are incredibly versatile with highly desirable options that grow the resale value of your home. Hardwood floors fit any kind of style – from a modern, light stain and finish bamboo to a dark, traditional oak setting.

At Dream Hardwood Floors, we offer a variety of wood types from West Valley Hardware, Shaw Floors, and Somerset Floors including but not limited to: oak, hickory, ash, walnut, maple, and even exotic woods like Brazilian oak and cherry, tigerwood, and South American pearwood. Call us today for a quote on your new hardwood floor installation, refinishing, design, inlay, and more!