How to choose between hardwood flooring and carpet

How to choose between hardwood flooring and carpet

There's a long-running debate between hardwood flooring and carpet, the two most popular floor coverings. Both are terrific choices, but the final decision will ultimately be your preference.

This comparison guide will help you decide.


No one can doubt the allure of wood floors. This hard surface flooring is classic, adds warmth and charm to any space, and never goes out of style. 

Carpet is elegant, soft, and luxurious, giving the space a warm, cozy feeling. That cushioning reduces noise and softens falls.

With the large assortment of styles, colors, and patterns, there's something for every decor and budget.


Both solid and engineered hardwood floors last for decades. That translates to little or no, costly repairs and replacements.

Depending on the quality and the level of care, carpet can last up to 20 years.

Real estate value-adding

A hardwood floor provides the highest ROI of any flooring. You'll see at least 70% to 80% of the initial cost reflected in your property values.

While carpet won’t necessarily change property values or sales price, a new, on-trend carpet will most certainly add to the attraction of a house.


Both are easy to care for but do wipe spills immediately on your hardwood flooring. Besides that, it needs only regular dust mopping, vacuuming, and cleaning/polishing every few months.

Carpet, which has versions that address extra durability and stain resistance, needs only regular vacuuming and spot-cleaning when necessary–and a professional deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months.

Visit us for the best hardwood flooring in Woodstock, GA

Did you know we’ve been around for more than 30 years? Or that most of our staff members have over 15 years of flooring experience?

At Cherokee Floor Covering, you can be sure of getting the right hardwood flooring for your home, like "Classic" by Somerset, "Branson Soft Scrape" by Mohawk, or Lake Ridge by Palmetto Road.

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