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Living room flooring: carpet or not?

Living  Rom Flooring Options

What was once a formal sitting area to greet guests, living rooms have changed and has now been turned into an entertainment space, a study or a less formal party room.

You want the flooring in your living room to fit your lifestyle.

Are you wondering whether or not you should carpet the room?

We have pros and cons on both sides to help you decide.

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Pros of Carpeting

No matter how you use the room, you want your living room to be an inviting space that welcomes your guests.

Carpeting is a way to make the space feel and look comfortable. It offers soft padding for feet.

If you have a no-shoe rule in the home, it’s much more comfortable than hardwood.

If your living room is a place where kids are welcome to roll around on the floor and set up pillows for a special night, you will definitely want carpeting.

Cons of Carpeting

If you have a carpeted living room, you’re limited to the style options for your floor.

If you like to add interest using textures and colors on your floor, you won’t be able to do too much with carpeting.

With hardwood and an area rug, you have more variety in what you can do with your living room.

If you have a large room, area rugs can help designate certain areas, such as a conversation spot or a music area.

Of course, hardwood and rugs are more forgiving when it comes to stains and spills.

No matter the flooring you choose, you want to keep it clean to prolong the life of your flooring.

Carpet Cleaning?

If you need carpet, floor or upholstery cleaning in Nanaimo, Chemainus, Parksville or Qualicum Beach, please give us a call.