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View Poll Results: Carpet or Hardwood?
All Carpet. 10 7.94%
All Hardwood. 116 92.06%
Voters: 126. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-15-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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1) This Q needs to be asked in each state... there are climate aspects to consider.
2) Too few seem to understand what hardwood actually means...
and consequently end up with one of the imposters.

he said hardwoods. that made my vote easy. now, if he had said "fashionable color/texture engineered wood", then I might have hesitated.
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Good old natural red oak solid wood flooring is what I grew up with and is what I have in my own home.

You don't see crumbs if you don't pick dark stains.

My floors are over 60 years old.

Cold feet? Put on some slippers!
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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Carpet is nasty. I'd take almost anything else over carpet.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Hardwoods all the way and a big ole nope to vinyl in the kitchen and bath. We have wood in the kitchen and downstairs half bath and ceramic upstairs, but all hardwoods everywhere else up there too.

People are like, you can see all the dust with hardwoods. My retort is what makes you think the dust isn’t there with carpet? And I can easily see mine to clean it up.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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I'm in the minority and that's okay by me. Carpet all the way. Solid wood or vinyl flooring is hard on our feet, it shows every speck of dirt or hair, which when you have animals and kids means non-stop cleaning of the floors. We have time flooring for our entrances, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, and utility room, but we have carpet everywhere else. Our feet thank us.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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Hardwood
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Putting aside the looks of carpeting or hardwood... pushing a vacuum on a lot of carpeting is difficult, time consuming and does not ensure that the carpets ever get truly clean. Pet hairs get into the weave and work their way to the point that they never come out.

I damp mop my hardwood and tile floors using a good cleaning product/water every few days and I KNOW that they are clean. Any area that I want a carpet, I put down a rug. Easy to vacuum the small rugs, or shake them outside.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm in the minority and that's okay by me. Carpet all the way. Solid wood or vinyl flooring is hard on our feet, it shows every speck of dirt or hair, which when you have animals and kids means non-stop cleaning of the floors. We have time flooring for our entrances, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, and utility room, but we have carpet everywhere else. Our feet thank us.
That's the problem with carpeting, it doesn't SHOW every speck of dirt or hair, but don't fool yourself, IT'S THERE as you would see if you ever rip up your carpeting. You'll be disgusted. I know, because that's what we used to have.

As for sore feet on hardwood or vinyl, wear good shoes or slippers, and your feet won't be sore. I wear my Birkenstocks inside and my feet thank me.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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Porecelon tile for me, throughout. Holds up better than hardwood, easier to maintain and looks great.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:09 AM
 
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Hardwood everywhere except kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and entry hall if present.

For those, sheet vinyl, sheet linoleum, ceramic tile, linoleum tile. No wood in wet areas.

Rugs in bedrooms and living areas as desired. You can take 'em outside and beat the dust out of 'em; can't do that with carpet.
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