wood floors versus carpet

We're thinking about changing our apartment from carpet to wood floors. Wood floors are easier to clean than carpet right? They look nice and all the new homes in the area seem to have wood floors. On the other hand, maybe carpet is more comfortable?
Posted on April 18, 2007 at 6:11 am
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Carpet is definitely warmer.
Posted on April 18, 2007 at 6:21 am
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Carpet is warmer but wood floors look prettier. I'm not sure if wood floors are easier to clean though, because stuff can get stuck on your feet if you don't wash it for awhile.
Posted on April 18, 2007 at 11:03 am
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I like wood floors in the common areas and carpet in the bedrooms.

An aside - my puppy loves wood floors - and they were great during housetraining. Also nothing beats a slippery floor + dogs for hours of amusement.
Posted on April 18, 2007 at 8:08 pm
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I love my wood floors. They are beautiful and fubctional. My dog sheds so much carpet is really awful for us. Wood floors are more durable and also make it easier to change your decor because you aren't locked into the color of the carpet. They are also great for resale value as well. At least accoeding to HGTV:)

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Posted on April 19, 2007 at 4:16 am
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I think that wood ends up lasting longer than carpet too. If you don't mind the scratches and upkeep.
Posted on April 19, 2007 at 8:37 pm
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Ditto on the wood floors over the carpet. You can always throw a lush rug on top of it. Wood floors just look more classy and clean to me.
Posted on April 21, 2007 at 5:38 am
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Ahhh... DH and I are constantly having a debate over this. Hard wood floors or carpet? I love carpet because I love sitting and lying on the floor a lot, and I would hate to sit on the hard wood floors. DH loves hard wood floors because he said it's easier to take care of, plus we have 2 long-haired cats and he has bad allergies, hard wood floors will be much better for him! But right we have all carpet in the house (except for the kitchen and the bathrooms)! =)
Posted on April 30, 2007 at 6:50 pm
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I like the look of hardwood but hate when it's sticky/dirty. I don't think it's any easier to clean, probably have to clean more often to keep up the look. People have said that you can use a swiffer and it's real easy but I haven't tried yet. I like the feel of carpet on my feet better than hardwood, but I wear slippers most of the time. My house has hardwood and carpet where carpet is in the bedrooms and hardwood in living, dining, and kitchen. They both have their advantages.
Posted on May 2, 2007 at 7:42 pm
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Hardwood for sure. I'm not a big fan of carpet (for a number of reasons, including allergies) and much prefer the look of wood. I find it to be pretty easy to clean actually. Vacuum + mop!]

Having said that, I don't like it thoughout the whole house. Hardwood for bedrooms and living areas. Tiles for bathroom, kitchen and landry :P
Posted on May 10, 2007 at 5:40 pm

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