Buying New Carpet Can Be Trickier Than You Might Think

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Buying new carpet can be a trickier experience than you might think.

First of all, you have to consider the question if you should be buying new carpet. Hardwood floors are a great alternative to the traditional carpet that a lot of people buy. In fact, I would even vouch for buying a wood floor over buying carpet.

Wood flooring first came in two different varieties. There were planks and strips. Planks were board that were about eight inches or wider and boards were between two inches to four inches. Planks were very common in rural areas, while strip floors were seen in better homes. Now, these are the standard.

Apart from providing a pleasing aesthetic, hardwood floors are green, which is the main reason you should consider hiring hardwood flooring installers rather than buying carpet and paying for pricey new carpet installation costs.

Many hardwood floors are made of bamboo, which is particularly green because it is a highly renewable material source. Because it is a grass, bamboo actually grows at a much faster rate than normal wood, which is 47 inches in just 24 hours bamboo grows. For this fact alone, the LEED program of the United States Green Building Council recommends the use of bamboo floors. Plus, according to the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the average annual net growth for hardwoods is even greater than the average annual removals, believe it or not.

Sure, you can consider buying new carpet or getting Linoleum (which although many people think of it as a modern product, was actually invented in 1855 by an Englishman named Frederick Walton), but the benefits of hardwood floors grossly outweigh buying new carpet.

If you have any questions about buying new carpet or getting hardwood floors, please ask in a comment! References:

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