If you’re looking to replace your flooring on a tight budget, there many options available to you. Two solid options include carpeting and laminate. Pricing for both laminates and carpeting are competitive with each other and each have distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Laminates are great for kitchens, baths, living rooms and any other room in your home. The real strength of laminate is it’s ability to mimik a multitude of various materials with the durability of a manufactured material. If you like the natural beauty of hardwood flooring or stone but want quick and simple installation, laminate flooring is the way to go. Maintaining and cleaning laminate floors is also very easy.
When it comes to comfort, carpet is a must have. There is nothing better than walking barefoot through plush carpeting. High quality carpeting is generally priced comparable to laminates, but, as expected, requires more upkeep to keep in good condition. Carpeting comes in many different options of colors, styles, grades and fiber types that dictate pricing, comfort, and durability.