July 22, 2019 2 min read

Carpet. The archetypical flooring choice of the classic American family. It’s soft, fluffy, and comfy, comes in a variety of hues, and usually is cheap enough not to break the bank. No wonder it’s such a suburban favorite.


However, all that said, in many living situations carpet can become more trouble than it’s worth. By no means is carpet a horrid flooring choice, but it’s not perfect for everyone, every family, or every business; it, by no means, should be the default option when a person decides to remodel their flooring. Solid hardwood floorings, engineered hardwood floorings, and their vinyl flooring brethren also exist, after all, and they have their fair share of situational advantages over carpet.


E Hardwoods & Flooring is here to warn of the conditions in which carpet won’t last—and in which waterproof flooring, hardwood flooring, or engineered hardwood would be a much more durable choice.

In Messy Homes, Carpet Loses its Appeal Quickly

Due to its fibrous nature, carpet easily picks up stains—especially those from darker liquids like coffee and juice. And, as any homeowner can attest, stain removal is a pain; it requires investment in a steam cleaner and/or countless chemical cleaning products, some of which might not even work. What’s more, dust, hair, crumbs, and dander can easily get trapped deep within the carpet, requiring frequent vacuuming and, on a regular basis, expensive professional cleaning.


Waterproof vinyl flooring, or even engineered hardwood flooring, are both more durable choices for messier homes. Their smooth, water-resistant surfaces make liquid cleanup and vacuuming a breeze.

Carpet’s Appeal is Subject to Current Trends

Remember shag carpet? That stuff catapulted out of style years ago—tragedy for those who invested in copious amounts of the stuff in the 60s and 70s. This isn’t a problem for Hardwood flooring and waterproof wood look flooring; they’re timeless in their appeal. For hundreds of years, hardwood flooring has been seen as a stately symbol of high class. You’ll never need to change your flooring for aesthetic reasons.

Buy Hardwood Flooring Online

If you’ve decided that vinyl flooring, engineered hardwood, or solid hardwood flooring would fit better into your family’s lifestyle or your business’s operations, consider buying from E Hardwoods & Flooring. We stock a wide selection of all the flooring types listed above; you’re bound to find something both in your price range and that fits your aesthetic. You can also contact us with any further questions you may have.