Is Hardwood or Carpet Easier to Maintain?

When it comes time to replace the floors in your home, there is no doubt that you will have a lot that you need to think about. Choosing new floors isn’t as simple as choosing a new recipe to make for your Sunday family dinner. There are factors that you need to consider, such as whether or not you have children and pets, the function of the room, the climate that you live in, and the necessary maintenance for upkeep.

While all of our flooring can fit the needs of your lifestyle, at the end of the day, the burning question that will be on your mind is whether hardwood or carpet is easier to maintain. While we aren’t afraid of hard work and a little bit of elbow grease, most homeowners want quality flooring that won’t require cleaning day in and day out.

While both carpet and hardwood have pros and cons when it comes to cleaning and overall maintenance, any type of flooring is going to require you to either vacuum, sweep, or mop by weeks end.

Carpet

Carpet has a softer underfoot and is ultimately warmer than hardwood, but it does require frequent vacuuming in order to pick up the trapped dirt, dust, and pet hairs that get trapped in the carpet fibers. You will also need to have your carpet shampooed or steamed several times throughout the year to pick up the allergens and other debris that a vacuum cleaner simply cannot pick up.

Lastly, beware of the fact that carpet is more susceptible to showing wear and tear in the heavy traffic areas of your room, so if you have pets and little kids running around, more cleaning might be required of you.

Hardwood

There’s no doubt that hardwood floors are easier to clean than carpet, however, you are still going to want to mop or sweep your floors every few days. While carpet requires a deep cleaning several times a year, with hardwood, using a cleaning solution at least once a month is highly recommended.

A liquid spill is easier to clean up when it’s spilled on hardwood as opposed to carpet, but dropping a hard object can dent hardwood, whereas it has little impact on carpet.

No matter which flooring you choose, you will still be required to clean and maintain the quality of your floors if you want them to last as long as possible, so really, the choice is yours.

Adding a Splash of Color to Your Walls

With the birds chirping, the sun shining, and winter behind us, we all have a little pep in our step and are in higher spirits. Gone is the dreary clothing in our wardrobe, and our bright, fun spring clothes are back in rotation. Just as our wardrobe goes through an overhaul, it is also a great time to give your home a new look.

If you’re looking to give your walls a fresh new look with color, look no further, as we’ll share with you several of our favorite colors. To add depth and texture to your room, choose a color that’s bold, such as kettle black, which will make a sultry statement in your space and allow your accents to pop.

To create feelings of warmth and tranquility in your room, along with giving it a touch of the outdoors, consider selecting an emerald green paint. It’s colorful yet sophisticated, and simple yet dazzling, which makes this pop of color one that we are lusting over!

We cannot get enough of golden yellow, and while it can be unappealing to some, if correctly used, it will add beauty and interest to the space. When paired with white, both colors work together to pop and creates a sense of elegance. You want your room to make you happy, and this color will certainly bring a smile to your face.

While the above colors are only 3 of more than 500 colors offered by Tribute Paint, we know that there will be a color that fits your family’s personality and home. Tribute, which is an exclusive line of KILZ Paint, is the most technologically advanced acrylic product to date. It offers the best coverage, and with its exceptional stain resistant properties that resist future smears and spills, it is the perfect paint for a busy home.

What colors are you considering painting your walls?