Carpet Or Timber: Tips To Help You Choose Which The Best Option For Your Living Room

February 25th, 2020

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Who doesn’t love spending time in their living room? It’s the place where at the end of a long day of work and/or play, you can put your feet up and relax. Therefore, it’s important your living space is as comfortable and stylish as possible.

Thankfully, there are two fantastic flooring choices that tick both of the aforementioned boxes – carpet and timber.

But which is better suited to your space.

CARPET FLOORING IN A LIVING ROOM

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PROS OF CARPET IN A LIVING ROOM

Softness and warmth

If you want to feel a plush, soft fibres under your feet with every step, then carpet is perfect for this? 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.

Safety

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.

Sound

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.

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CONS OF CARPET IN A LIVING ROOM

More upkeep

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!

Traps allergens

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.

TIMBER IN A LIVING ROOM

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PROS OF TIMBER IN A LIVING ROOM

Timeless appeal

Available in an array of neutral shades, timber floor matches effortlessly with all colours and decor schemes. This way, you can be sure that your timber flooring will last throughout the years.

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!

High durability

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!

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CONS OF TIMBER FLOORING IN A LIVING ROOM

Higher expense

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 Solomons Flooring, 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 Solomons showroom and chat to a member of the team about the best option for your space.