Profile picture for BOND Boo

What better hardwood floors or carpet in a bedroom?

  • July 28 2010 - US
  • 0
    0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Be a Good Neighbor. Be respectful and on-topic. No spam or self-promotion! See our Good Neighbor Policy.

Answers (20)

It depends on what is most important to you (or whether you are selling the home now/soon). Most people prefer hardwood - it improves value, lasts longer and easier to clean.  But, I have other customers who prefer carpet for their bedrooms since it's warmer and soft on feet (of course with hardwood you can add an area rug).  Hardwood will cost more (at least in the short-term).  But, since it lasts longer, it will usually cost less in the long run.

Debbie Gartner, owner Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY and Stamford CT. [link removed by moderator]
  • September 06 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Hardwood floors are much better for appearance and also for all the people who have allergies these days!
  • August 31 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

I think it depends on the person, some people love hardwood in bedrooms with accent rugs and some love carpet.  I personally like hardwood throughout. 
  • August 20 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.



I like carpet in the bedroom, depending on where you live when you wake up in the morning, you really want something warm on your feet. Theres nothing worse than a cold hardwood floor in the early morning AM on a cold winter day.  


Sameer Punjani
  • August 20 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Profile picture for droopyd
I cannot stand wall-to-wall carpet. So I guess you know my answer!
  • August 19 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

I like carpet in the bedroom. But it really depends on that person likes and dislikes. 
  • August 19 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Hardwood floors for several reason.  If buyers have allergies, they are not worried about carpet fibers.  Hardwood floors show less wear and are not as subjected to "taste" as carpet in terms of color - less choices in wood and most are okay with the type choosen.  With carpet, regardless of the color, buyers often complain about condition, padding, type, etc.   Also, you can always put down a large area rug on the wood.

  • August 19 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

A lot of it is personal preference. But yes carpets hold heat better and can make a bedroom feel warmer. Carpet will also insulate sound better.
Regarding dust and allergens - yes, carpet does hold on to these. But they would otherwise be airborne if not for the carpet. So carpet does act like a filter. Just be sure to buy a good quality vacuum and actually use it.
  • August 19 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

It depends on you. Do you want to hear someone walking or not. Your bedroom is your santurary you want to fill comfortable. what would you perfer on a barefoot? do you like to vacuum or using a swifter? This cant be answered by anybody but YOU!
  • August 18 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

HARDWOOD, hardwood, hardwood!   It's better for resale, healthier, easier to keep clean, more durable, won't go out of style and you can always add a throw rug!
  • August 09 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

It honestly depends where you are located at.  If it is in colder climates then yes go with the warmer carpet.  Its nicer to wake up to and it also helps hold heat (making your energy bill less).  If it is a warmer/tropical climate then you want to go with hardwood.  It is cooler (helping the energy bill again) and is more preferable over carpets.  Tropical climate dwellers tend to go for hard surfacing on flooring for their homes.
  • August 09 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Hardwood - not cheap laminate - with area rugs are the way to go.  Carpets hold dust and allergens.  The synthetic materials and dyes off-gas harmful chemicals for months.  An area rug can be drycleaned or replaced.  Kids ruin their rugs with markers, make-up, nail polish, spilt food, etc.  If a dog has an accident you'll never get it out of the padding (unless you pay extra for foil lined padding meant for pets).   
  • August 08 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

I have to disagree with most posts here.
Carpet by far is the warmest and most comfortable under foot.
And let's face, the bedroom is where we want to be the most comfortable.
Hardwood is drafty, noisier, and harder under foot.
If you choose a good grade of carpet, one with a high twist level and good density, dust and allergens should not be an issue, as the carpet will allow for better vacuuming.
They also make hypo-allergenic padding now.
Carpet is always a smart choice for bedrooms.
8^)
  • August 04 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

sorry - posted my answer on wrong question.
  • August 02 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

I agree with everyone else- I like hardwood floors. I don't like wall-to-wall carpet! You can always throw a rug on a hardwood floor.
  • July 29 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Profile picture for wetdawgs
I prefer hardwood to keep the place dust free.    After ripping up carpet from the cleanest rooms in the house and seeing the filth, I am confident carpet is a bad choice.
  • July 29 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Profile picture for nwhome.us

Most of us spend more time in our bedrooms than in any other room.
If you, or a child, has any allergies, go with a cleanable surface.  Carpet isn't it.

  • July 28 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

There are a few criteria I research with my customers to help make this kind of decision. 

  The style of the home and particularly the bedroom is a major factor.  To me hardwood floors look better in Victorian and Colonial homes than carpet.
  Carpet is more comfortable on bare feet than hardwood especially in colder climates so ask yourself if you like to walk around barefoot or have young children.
   Hardwood is much more easy to clean than carpet and so young children and pets can help make this decision.  Carpet and padding also hold onto allergens.  A textured or patterned carpet will hide dust buildup better than hardwood.
   Sound can be an issue with some houses but there are underlayments that will quiet a hardwood floor.
   The last major issue is cost.  Hardwood is usually much more expensive than a comparable quality carpet.

Remember that you can always lay a rug down over a hardwood floor if you decide that it is more appropriate for your home but want the comfort of carpet.

I hope this helps,
Ethan
  • July 28 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Profile picture for BOND Boo

So you used hw throughout the whole house. The main area, kitchen, DR, LR has hardwood but considering adding new carpet to the other areas.

  • July 28 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Better look and more clean hardwood floors then carpet, but the carpet is more quiet on the 2nd floor, i just install the hardwood on the 2nd floor and put the 1/2 cork underlyment, it costs money but worth of it.

  • July 28 2010
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.