Carpets vs tiles: how to make a choice

Carpets and tiles both have a particular appeal. Carpets are the most comfortable flooring type. They are soft, plush, and feel good under your feet. They are also an affordable option for many homeowners.

On the other hand, tiles have a very long lifespan and can last a century with proper care.  They are also one of the easiest types of flooring to clean.

Excluding product and installation costs, here is how tiles and carpets compare:

  Tiles Carpets
Comfort Hard and cold (unless you add underfloor heating). Soft, plush and warm.
Durability Extremely durable. May crack with force. Can rip, tear, stain and show wear over time.
Waterproof Yes. No, can be damaged by water.
Cleaning Daily cleaning with broom, dust mop, or vacuum cleaner for bare floors. Can be wet or steam cleaned. Daily cleaning with vacuum. You can also use stain removing products or steam clean.
Good for allergies? Yes. No, can trap pet hair and dander.
Lifespan 75 to 100+ years. 1 to 25 years, depending on quality.

Carpets and tiles both look good in any home. Ultimately, your choice should suit your décor style and be durable enough to accommodate the amount of traffic passing through that area. If pets and / or children will be in that space, durability is essential.

Still undecided about the flooring you want? Speak to our consultant about your flooring needs. We can show you samples and suggest options to meet your budget.

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