Carpet flooring seems like a good idea when you first buy it. Then a couple of years pass, and you experience the wear and tear that most homes put on their carpet. The cleaning and the upkeep that carpet entails doesn’t seem worth it anymore.
If this sounds like you, you should look into getting your carpet replaced. But in case you’re still on the fence, here are 4 reasons you should replace your carpet flooring ASAP.
The reason that most people turn to hardwood is simple; it’s easier to clean. Now keep in mind that this doesn’t mean less cleaning, but easier. When you spill a drink or make a mess, carpet is not as forgiving as hardwood floors. With carpet, cleaning is a process.
With hardwood, you only have to make sure you’re not using any harsh chemicals that may damage the wood. Otherwise, mop that messes up.
Dust, Fur, and Alergens
Carpets trap pet fur, dust, and other household allergens in the carpet. If you’re vacuuming and steam cleaning your carpet regularly, this shouldn’t be an issue. However, if you fall behind or don’t have it deep cleaned regularly, your carpet is just building microparticles. Not to mention germs and bacteria that lurk in the carpet fibers for years; yuck!
You have to clean carpets even more frequently if you have pets that shed. Carpet latches on to pet hair, and it’s not easy to vacuum out. While frequent cleaning can help, how often do you really want to be vacuuming all your carpets?
Hardwood flooring makes it easy for you to see dust, dirt, and pet hair, so you know how often you need to clean them. The best part? Sweeping and Swiffering is so much easier than handling a large vacuum and a clunky steam cleaner. You can run it through the room every few days or every week and pick up the small debris without hassle.
Worried that if you replace your carpet, you’ll have to deal with cold feet and loud floors? Think again! In high traffic areas, you can always put a rug down. We think some of the best places to put a rug are in your bedroom and living room.
While there are solutions and carpet cleaning products that can get out stains and most foul smells, carpets are known to trap scents. Whether it’s smoke, a pet smell, or your carpet is old and smelly from years of traffic, it’s going to be difficult to get the smell out and keep it out.
Hardwood eliminates this problem. Not only do you not have to worry about icky scents getting stuck deep in the carpet pad, but with hardwood, you can see how clean your floors are every day.
Get Rid of Carpet Flooring
Carpet flooring only offers years of constant cleaning and inconvenient stains. Stop worrying about the upkeep of carpet flooring and switch to hardwood!
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