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Journal

January 15th

Carpet

Wall to wall carpet is a common choice for flooring in homes. It’s a cheap alternative to hardwood and tile. It’s relatively inexpensive to install and should be done by a carpeting expert.  It can add color and warmth to any room in the home. However, it may not hold up well over time if  you have children and/or pets. Here are some pros and cons to consider when choosing a new flooring or carpet for your home. 

Pros – It’s warm and  easy on the feet especially on cold mornings. Also, it’s quiet and there are lots of colors and styles to choose from.  You have choices of wall to wall carpeting or area rugs. Carpeting  is slip-resistant and  can be very affordable depending on the grade of carpeting you choose.

Cons – More appropriate for drier climates. It collects dirt and moisture – which can turn into mildew. Wall to wall carpeting is not a good choice for people with dust allergies or lots of pets. It’s hard to clean. Polypropylene or washable area rugs are the best choice. Carpet doesn’t really add value to the resale of your home.