With the introduction of Carpet & Hardwood Flooring (C&H) as a popular alternative to traditional hardwood flooring, the market has become saturated with a wide selection of different styles, colors, and densities. While it is easy to get stuck in a crowd, finding the right C&H is often difficult and requires many more trips to the hardware store than you may have thought possible. Here are some tips for finding the best possible carpet and hardwood flooring for your home.
First, get out your measuring tape and set up a free schedule in your local area. The next time you’re in the house, do a rough estimate of the space in which you plan to install this product. The general rule of thumb is that if the room occupies fewer square feet than the largest C&H product you have measured, you may need to look elsewhere. However, if the room is larger than the largest one, you can save some money by choosing a smaller selection, but make sure that the carpet can be installed without removing existing carpet.
Next, start visiting the local carpet suppliers. Most will have large selections of hardwood and carpet to choose from, and most will help you choose the right one. You should consider what color is popular for the room you wish to install carpeting, and also the material. If you are installing carpet on hardwood, you will also want to consider whether to install the wool carpet or suede.
Once you have made a list of the colors and materials available, you should sit down and look at the types of flooring they offer. A hardwood flooring company may have many different types of flooring on the floor, from a single strand of cherry to full-grain oak flooring. You will find that different flooring prices can go hand in hand depending on the type of wood and type of flooring selected. If you are trying to limit your choices to hardwood and carpet, you may be able to choose a lower price flooring package by selecting different flooring, but if you choose carpet, you may want to select different types of flooring to save money.
Hardwood and carpet prices vary widely depending on the size of the room, but it is always an option to select larger rooms so you can afford to pay a higher price. The best way to get an idea of the price of carpet and hardwood flooring is to simply walk into a carpet and hardwood flooring showroom and take a look around. You should be able to find a company that sells the product for the price you are interested in.
Many people assume that the harder the flooring, the better, but in reality, carpets are generally easier to install. Hardwood and carpet are extremely durable and can withstand much more abuse than other kinds of flooring can. They can also be cleaned easily with a mop and a damp cloth.
If you choose carpet and hardwood flooring, you should consult your local home improvement store for advice on what type of flooring to use in your room. They can help you pick out the right style and size for your room, which will ultimately reduce your selection of choices. However, you should also understand the materials of both carpet and hardwood flooring and choose the best one for your room.
While carpet and hardwood flooring is highly resilient, there are still some minor maintenance tasks that you should perform. Cleaning spills, adding a protective layer or applying a stain or paint finish can make it easier to keep the product looking great for years to come.