Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the time have finally come for the age-old question. Do you prefer tile or carpet in your home?
Now is the time to see who will come out on top.
Would you choose the carpet? Or would you choose tile?
We will pick apart their strengths and weaknesses and in the end, we will see which people prefer.
Who will it be?
The Cost of Carpet and Tile
It all comes down to how much money it costs to install carpet or tile.
On average, carpet costs about $2-$15 dollars per square foot depending on the type of carpet you are looking for.
Tile costs about $4-$12 dollars per square foot.
There is little difference in the prices between carpet and tile.
If you are really looking to pinch your pennies then the carpet would be the winner of this round for the lowest cost.
What Are The Health Advantages And Disadvantages?
For carpet, this may not be its strongest round.
A weak point with carpet, in comparison to tile, is how food, dust, and dirt can collect in the carpet fibers.
When the carpet fibers are full of grime, there are a few issues that may arise.
One of the issues is that the carpet will begin to discolor when its fibers are full of dirt and other particles that don’t belong there.
The other issue is that the particles stuck in the fibers will create allergies in the home.
No matter how much you vacuum, those stubborn crumbs from last month’s pizza will stay buried in there for who knows how long. It’ll probably stay until you call up PureClean™ Carpet Cleaning and get a good carpet cleaning.
Tile too has its weaknesses when it comes to health.
You know that moment when you’re rushing around the kitchen to try and cook up a meal before you have to head out the door and with a few drops of water on the floor, you find yourself sprawled out on the tile having just suffered a fall from a splash of water making the tile slippery.
The Wear and Tear of Carpet and Tile
How do carpet and tile compare when it comes to wear and tear?
Only time will tell in this article who is the winner. Tile comes in with a large hit with its overall ability to withstand wear and tear.
When you spill a glass of milk on tile, you soak it up with a towel and you’re good to go.
When you kids run through your tiled hallway with muddy shoes, you grab your mop and clean up the mess.
Oh, wait, tile does have some downsides below.
Have you noticed that the grout up against the wall and under the rug is a nice light shade while everything else is… well, about as dark as the night sky?
Luckily, PureClean™ Carpet Cleaning can clean up your tile and grout and get them looking new.
Aside from the easiness to clean the tile, it does withstand a lot of different things no matter what stage of life you are in.
If your toddler is throwing those mashed carrots again that he absolutely hates, you can clean up the mess with ease.
Or think about your daughter who is experimenting with makeup again with her closest friends.
A few spills of makeup on the tile will do no harm.
But, imagine if your daughter and her closest friends were in her room, with carpet, and she spills the makeup.
You better have PureClean™ Carpet Cleaning on speed dial because you are going to be calling them lots.
Stains and carpet can be tricky business but luckily PureClean™ Carpet Cleaning has the technology that will get rid of those stains and leave your carpets looking fresh and clean!
Comfort Comes Next
This round all comes down to the comfort level of each.
Do you ever think about laying down on a tile floor? Probably not very often.
What about a plush carpet? Now that sounds more inviting.
Imagine this–it’s a cold, windy, rainy, day in Seattle and is making the air run right through your bones.
You can’t wait to get home and snuggle up. You walk in the door, take off your shoes.
You take two steps on the tile floor and you start dashing over to the carpet to find some comfort after a long, cold day.
It looks like the carpet might have pulled through.
We’ve seen all the information and now it’s time to determine. Do you prefer tile or carpet in your home?
In the beginning, it was a close match but carpet being the least expensive option stook out.
Tile pulled through in the next debate being a better option for your health.
Could both tile and carpet be an option?
Tile proved that it is easy to clean and will withstand every dirt and grime that is in the house.
Carpet shows us that it is truly the comfiest and coziest option for your home.
Both carpet and tile are great options.
It truly depends on the lifestyle you live and what you are looking for in flooring.
Now you know that carpet and tile are different and each has its advantages and disadvantages.
PureClean™ Carpet Cleaning For The Win!
One thing you can be sure of is that no matter what flooring option you choose, PureClean™ is the best choice to keep your flooring clean and in the best condition possible.
Our environmentally friendly green cleaning and Deionized Water thoroughly cleans, eliminates bacteria and mold, and keeps your carpet fibers amazingly soft.
You have to feel The PureClean™ difference to believe it.
Give us a call so we can get your carpet and tile in top shape!