carpet vs hardwood a comparison

At Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada, we strive to help homeowners throughout Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Lovelock, and the surrounding areas, learn new tips and tricks on achieving a home that’s drier, cleaner, and healthier. One of the dirtiest places and areas that requires the most maintenance in a home is the flooring. The question remains, though, which type of flooring is the best for your home? This month we proudly present our reasoning for which kind of flooring (Carpet and Hardwood) is the best for your Reno home. As always, reach out to Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada for more information and to book your home’s next carpet or wood floor cleaning appointment.


Carpet vs. Hardwood: A Comparison


If you’re stressing over the costs associated with these two types of flooring, here’s some critical information that you might need to know.

Carpet: $3-$5 per square foot

Cheapest: Olefin, Polyester, Nylon

Most expensive: Wool

Hardwood: $8-$12 per square foot

Cheapest: Bamboo, Maple, Oak 

Most expensive: Brazilian walnut, Mahogany



While financial implications are essential to evaluate, how long will your investment last?

Carpet: Needs replacing every 5-15 years

Hardwood: Lasts for over 50 years



With the years of wear on these surfaces, they are eventually susceptible to repair and touch-ups.

Carpet: Repairs cost an average of $200

Hardwood: Many repairs can be done yourself through sanding and refinishing



Critical to preserving their longevity and quality for years to come, each of these surfaces requires some level of cleaning and care on your end.

Carpet: Easy to clean; dirt is less visible; stains may be difficult to remove

Hardwood: Easy to clean; dirt is more visible/harder to hide: most surfaces do not stain easily



Did you know that hardwood typically has the best resale value in today’s housing market? If you’re looking to add some value to your home and plan on eventually selling it, then hardwood flooring may make the most sense financially. However, a new carpet could also add some significant value. A deep cleaning from a company like Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada will also help to revitalize your flooring if you are selling.


Carpet Cleaning in Reno

Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada’s carpet cleaning process utilizes 80 percent less water than other traditional carpet cleaning methods in Reno. This ensures that your carpets dry in a fast 2-3 hours, not days! Our green-certified carpet cleaning solution, coupled with our Hot Carbonating Extraction, provides a clean that’s also safe for the entire family, even pets!

Contact us today for more information on how you can make your home drier, cleaner, and healthier. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to make your Reno home a healthier place to be!



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