Flooring is one of the main parts of your dream home. It is the fundamental part of your home designing. So it is important to choose the right flooring for your dream home. Choosing the flooring materials is a kind of big decision as you go through series of confusions while selecting the one of your choices.
Budget is the main constraints that will have impact over the choice of your flooring material. Similarly, the durability of the flooring depends on other factors like its use, its contact with mud, dust, grime, spills and many more so; you need to calculate all these things before finalizing the flooring material.
Different flooring materials have their own merits and demerits in comparison to others. Here we compare flooring options between carpet and laminate.
Carpet and laminate flooring both are similarly priced. Different designs, textures and color options are available in these types of flooring. But high end carpets are more expensive than high end laminate flooring.
Laminate floor is easier to install. Even you can do it yourself because it has got tongue and groove planks. Similarly, you can install carpet yourself but it is preferred to be done professionally with all stapling, any padding backed up in polypropylene, nylon or polyester into the floor.
Both flooring have limited life expectancy from five to fifteen years depending on quality and wear intensity. Laminate resemble hardwood flooring as it is hard and has more resilient surfaces.
Laminate flooring can be easily cleaned. Stains and spills are easily handled with laminate. It can be kept clean and neat by just sweeping. On the other hand, carpet flooring needs to be vacuumed regularly and needs special cleaning techniques for removing stains to keep it looking new.
Carpets are warm to touch, soft and luxurious. They are preferred at the rooms that have low foot traffic like bedrooms, living rooms and those places where comfort is a necessity. Carpets are easily soiled in households that have small children and pets.
Moreover, laminate flooring is synthetic flooring with tough wear protection layer. It resists water and mud so it is preferred at high traffic areas like kitchen, porches and entrances where hard wearing cleanliness is preferred.
Carpets are warm, comfortable and quiet but retain dust, bugs and allergens. So people with allergy may not prefer to install it. Carpet acts as soft cushion for falls with less injury to you or your kids. Laminate flooring use melamine resin, a compound made with formaldehyde which may be concern for environment pollution.
Like with everything there are few pros and cons and what to choose depends on your budget and overall home décor.