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Wooden Floors v Carpets

I love wooden floors.  Given a choice I would go for wood or stone over carpet any day as it looks so much nicer and can add value to a property when laid correctly.

It goes without saying that you can find some amazing wooden floors nowadays.  More people are choosing to have wooden floors in favour of carpets in many of their room and I really don’t blame them.

Reasons for Wooden Floors Reasons Against Wooden Floors
They look beautiful They can be expensive
More Hygienic They feel cool / cold in the winter
Give the home more character  
Durable  
Don’t absorb smells  
Add value to a property  
Make a room feel more spacious  
Natural and ecologically friendly  

 

Reasons for Carpets Reasons Against Carpets
They don’t feel cold in the winter Not easy to clean so are less hygienic
The y are soft and comfortable to walk on Cleaning can be costly, you have to buy a machine or get someone in to clean them
Provide extra insulation Not ideal for those with allergies
Reduce sound Absorb smells eeeuuuuuggghhhhh!!!!!
If children fall it doesn’t hurt  

There are no end to the number of companies that sell wooden flooring but I did pass by and visit Ted Todd in London a little while back and was impressed with what I saw.  They have a lovely range of reclaimed and new wood to create some beautiful floors you will want to show off.

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Which do you prefer wooden floors or carpets?

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  1. I love wooden flooring, but am changing my lounge back to carpet, as in winter the floor is just too cold. I do think wooden looks nicer and is easier to keep clean especially with pets x

    1. It is so much easier to clean, I love using wipes for little spills they take seconds to clean 😉

  2. I much prefer wooden floors as well and they are so much easier to clean than carpets. I would rather pay more for flooring that looks good.

    1. I agree they are so much nicer x

  3. We had the whole house besides the living room and stairs and landing done. We debated the living room but decided carpet was best but I do like bright floors x

    1. That’s a lot of wood, carpets do work well on stairs to reduce noise 😉

  4. I prefer wooden floors throughout the house but carpets in the bedrooms.

    1. I have seen some stunning wooden floors they are always in style and look fab!

  5. We have wood floor in our front room and I like it as it’s very practical and easy to keep clean x

    1. They look so much better than carpet 😉

  6. I wish we could afford wooden flooring in our house until then we have to put up with carpets which, I agree, are cosy in the Winter months.

    1. I think the company I mentioned do a payment plan so you can pay in instalments.

  7. I have wooden flooring in most of my flat as it’s much easier to clean than carpets x

    1. It’s a time saver when cleaning that’s for sure.

  8. We’re all about that wooden floor in our house! The whole downstairs in fact! Upstairs is carpet and I love it but with three young children, dogs, cats and a clumsy me… it was for the best haha! H x

    1. It’s so much better isn’t it I love my wooden floors 😉

  9. I love wooden floors too. When we bought our place, we changed from carpet to wooden floor.

    1. I don’t blame you they look so much nicer;-)

  10. These are some good points. We have mostly wooden floor with a few rooms that have carpet. I prefer the wooden floors!

    1. There are so many looks you can go with too when using wood 😉

  11. I agree with everything about you say about wooden floors, not only do they look great but its the keeping clean that makes me prefer wooden floors. We’ve got a dog and I dread to think what the lounge would be like if we didn’t have wooden floors. I love the reclaimed wood, its got so much more character

    1. The reclaimed wood is lovely it looks so pretty when laid.

  12. We have wooden flooring in our hall and lounge and it’s by far my favourite. We have tiles in the kitchen, carpet in the bedrooms and laminet in the bathroom but the wood requires the least maintenance and by far looks the best

    1. I find my wooden floors easiest to clean. I loved tiled kitchens they look great. I think we may need to re tile ours soon 😉

  13. I do love wooden flooring but I find it shows the dirt up more than carpet does. At least, the dirt blows around more instead of sticking to the carpet! I have a wooden floor with a Persian rug in my living room. Best of both worlds. 🙂

    1. I bet that looks lovely I do love nice fluffy rugs 😉

  14. I would love to have a wooden floor downstairs but i’ve inherited cheapo laminate from the last owner and can’t afford to replace it at the mo but at least it srops the draught coming up from the cellar. I have a large rug to cover a lot of it. My bedroom is carpeted because it is a really cold room and my back bedroom is sanded floorboards with rug so I’m a bit of a mixture. The Samples you have posted above look divine.

    1. They do look lovely don’t they, something worth saving up for I think 😉

  15. I have a mixture of carpet, tiles and wooden flooring, best of all worlds x

    1. Wow you have it all covered then, bet they all look lovely 😉

  16. i prefer the look of wooden floors but i do like my carpets

    1. Carpets are nice but I prefer wood and maybe a carefully placed rug or two 😉

  17. I love wood flooring, we have it in most rooms x

    1. Me too, I love to have wooden floors they look great 😉

  18. I would love wooden floors all over, but we only have them in our living room.

    1. Something to think about for the future maybe?

  19. In our house we have half and half, downstairs is all wooden and upstairs is all carpeted! I can’t decide which I prefer because I hate having cold floors during winter and I love the soft feeling on your feet!

    1. I know what you mean but toasty socks or slippers will do the trick then you can have beautiful wood everywhere 😉

  20. I absolutely hate carpet, and would happily have tiles or wood floors throughout the house.

    1. That’s so me, I simply adore wooden and stone floors 😉

  21. We have wooden floor all downstairs and it’s so much easier to maintain than carpet especially with kids

    1. That’s very true, I just give it a quick hoover and mop after playdoh and it’s as good as new.

  22. I enjoy Carpets in the living room, however rest of the house I agree. Stone or Wood it has to be

    1. We have wood throughout the ground floor at ours it does look good.

  23. I love having carpet in my living room and bedrooms, but in my dinning room I much more prefer wood flooring

    1. I don’t blame you I do adore wooden floors 😉

  24. I’d love to get wooden floors but my tenancy agreement stipulates that I am not allowed them 🙁

    1. That is such a shame. Hopefully you can move to a place with them at a later date 😉

  25. I love wooden floors, and my lungs prefer them too. The only major problems I can think of are the increased noise if you’re living in a shared building, and if you drop a glass there’s little chance of it surviving. But those downsides are worth it for me.

    1. The increased noise can be a draw back but worth it 😉

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