Is there ANY reason to go for wall-to-wall carpet?
November 14, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
The house I now own has gross old carpet that I want to rip out and replace with hardwood or Pergo. The family room and kitchen have a beautiful hardwood floor that has lasted for almost 20 years. I am getting a redecorating bee in my bonnet and want hardwood (or at least Pergo) over the rest of the house. Are there any
advantages to having wall-to-wall carpet? At all?
posted by Rosie M. Banks to Home & Garden (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've googled this question and all the pro-carpet articles are from, you guessed it, carpet manufacturers. So I'd like to hear it from an unbiased source. Is there any advantage whatsoever to getting new carpet instead of hardwood or Pergo flooring? Cost is the only thing I can think of but I would rather pay extra for a hard floor surface.
I have cats and can't imagine any circumstance where I would not own multiple pets (I come from a long and proud line of pet-crazy people). I've never known a carpet in a pet-owning home to not get gross in short order even if the pets are housetrained and brushed regularly.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area where it rarely freezes and almost never snows except on the mountains, so freezing floors are not an issue. I have no kids and don't anticipate having any live-in small children.
All the pros of hardwood or similar seem to add up to a long list and all the cons of wall-to-wall carpet a similarly long list. Is hardwood or Pergo a no-brainer?