(Closed) The Ultimate Question………Carpet, Hardwood, Or Tile?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What is your favorite flooring?
    Carpet. : (29 votes)
    10 %
    Hardwood. : (176 votes)
    58 %
    Tile. : (44 votes)
    14 %
    Tile that looks like hardwood. : (14 votes)
    5 %
    Laminate. : (32 votes)
    10 %
    Vinyl. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Linoleum. : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Other. : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 107
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    We have hardwood on our main floor with the exception of bathroom, laundry room and the area right by the front door, which are all tile. The stairs and all of upstairs is carpet, then the bathrooms upstairs are tile.

    Post # 108
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have four kids,one dog,a small dog that visits, friends of kids visiting, cats…I have terracotta tiles in my downstairs living areas and this works perfectly. I have carpet on the stairts and in the bedrooms. I get the carpet cleaned regularly. The only problem with the tiles is if glass drops it breaks. Occasionally we crack a tile too and have to replace that. Our system works great, and looks classy. My friend has look alike wood panelling which also works well with her family and pets.

    Post # 109
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The house we are currently in has brick floors. We have  pets, so the easy spot cleaning is great when we have the occasional accident or hairball.  While the brick is nice as far as durability and spot cleaning, they are a bear to mop routinely. For the most part I sweep the floor weekly, then steam clean (I use a carpet cleaner with a dilute solution of vinegar)  2 times a year.

    If I had the choice, I’d probably go with hardwoods in the main rooms and carpet in the bedrooms.

    Post # 110
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    For dogs I would say hardwood floors are the best, they can be refinished without having to be totally redone if you were to sell the house and they were all scratched up.  Also, potty accidents will be easily cleaned up with no stains.  Sweeping dog hair is easier on hardwood, you can even get the vaccuums for hardwood floors.  My parents have a 70+lb black lab, he runs all over the place and obviously scratches the floors but you cant tell unless you get down on the floor and look closely.  They’ve had the floors for at least 8 years and they still look great.  (Through an old dog and now a 4 year old they have had since a puppy)  

    I want to replace the floors in our house, we have old ugly carpet and sticky tiles in the kitchen(its all really ugly). I plan on doing hardwood as soon as we decide to put the money into it.  It’s slightly more expensive but will last a lot longer.  


    Post # 111
    7646 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wouldn’t do hardwood (or carpet omg yuck), but more of a laminate that looks like hardwood.

    We are going to have carpet in our new house, BUT we also have something called Permastone, which is like tile but not cold and when done right looks amazing. Appearantly if it gets wet from floodying or whatever it will unstick and float to the top and once it dires you can reglue it back down. I’ve only heard a few people confirm this, and hopefully I don’t have to be one of them honestly lol.

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