The first thing that needs to be mentioned is that hardwood floors are way more expensive than carpet, right? Consider this:
Let's say you live in your home for 20 years. You replace your carpet once or twice during that time and pay to have it cleaned several times. Then you go to sell your house. The carpet adds nothing to the overall appeal of the house to potential buyers. These factors combine to make carpet more expensive than you may have thought. Maybe hardwood isn't more expensive after all! You would probably never consider carpet to be a good investment, But hardwood is exactly that . . .
The Health Factor
I'm no doctor but it seems to me that the disgusting things trapped in carpets and carpet pads can't be good for you. Here are some of the things that may be lurking in the fibers of your carpet - things you can't see: Fleas, ticks, mites, pet hair, bacteria, pollen, to name a few. It is not uncommon for real doctors to recommend hardwood floors for those suffering from asthma or allergies.
Hardwood is by far the easiest of floors to clean. Unlike days gone by when hardwood floors were coated with wax, proper cleaning takes minutes, requires no coating and is easy to d
Never out of Style
Hardwood floors can be "decorated" with area rugs and other accents to match furniture, window treatments, paint colors and other components of a remodel. In addition, the color of a hardwood floor can be changed by refinishing it. Hardwood floors have been in style for hundreds of years!