Advantages And Disadvantages For Carpeting Stairs
Are you having trouble deciding whether you should be carpeting your stairs or not? Like any other choice, there are some advantages and some disadvantages to carpeting. Some people just like the carpeting idea better and some decide carpets are too difficult to maintain, especially on stairs.
If you are in Broward, Coral Springs, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise, and Weston contact a qualified flooring company to help you through the process.
- Décor – Carpeting the stairs of your house can add that special touch to the entire interior design. It gives a cozier look and you can connect with the rest of the rugs in the house.
- Safety – Carpeting the stairs can also mean more safety in your house. Imagine hardwood floors having a liquid on them, someone could fall. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be a liquid; hardwood floors are much more slippery than carpeted floors. By getting the stairs carpeted you can reduce the odds of that happening, especially when you have children or elderly living under the same roof with you.
- Damage to the hardwood – To properly install the carpet on the stairs you have to use nails, adhesive, or staples. Whatever your choice, you are damaging the hardwood steps under the carpet. So, if in the future you decide to take the carpet off, you might have to repair or replace the hardwood stairs. It all depends on how much damage it caused.
- Cleaning – It can be a really challenging task to clean the carpeting stairs, as carpet is more difficult to clean that hardwood. If you have dirt on the hardwood stairs you can just wash it with a mop or with a vacuum cleaner.
But when you have carpet, the liquid, the odor and the dirt get into the carpet and it is harder to clean. Also as the carpet is on the stairs, it can be trickier because you have such little space to move the vacuum.
In the end, it all depends on your personal desires. If you need more information about carpeting the stairs or you want to purchase it, get in touch with Sawgrass Floors. They are in Broward, Coral Springs, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise, and Weston.