This week we explore a highly-contested topic: should you install hardwood floors or go with carpet? Both have pros, both have cons. We created a simple flowchart to help you make the big decision.
Of course, the type of room you’re working with matters a lot. Bedrooms and living rooms are most relevant in this debate, while kitchens and bathrooms should always be either tile or hardwood.
Here’s some more specific pricing and durability information:
- Hardwood floors typically cost $6-$12 per square foot to install
- Carpet ranges from $2-$4 per square foot
- Both types of flooring need attention every 10 years: carpets should be completely replaced, and hardwood should be refinished
- It costs around $3.50 per square foot to refinish a hardwood floor