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Should you choose LVT or carpets for your Macclesfield home?

Are carpets or LVT flooring the right choice for your home? Both options have a range of things to recommend them, but your choice will be determined by a number of factors. Let the Sylk Flooring team in Macclesfield guide you with our breakdown of each flooring type then once you’ve decided, contact us for professional carpet fitters to get the job done properly.

 

Different Flooring Needs for Different Rooms

The selection of a floor covering poses different challenges in each area of your home. It's crucial that in the kitchen and bathroom, your flooring is resistant to water and stains, whilst a floor covering that can withstand high traffic should be your first priority in your living room, family room, and corridors. Luxury vinyl planks with a wood-look and carpet are two great options for many areas of your home, so we’ll try to help you make a decision.

 

Cost

Carpet is usually cheaper than LVT flooring, but will need to be replaced more regularly, so your decision should factor in the cost of replacement as well as the initial expense. You can expect most budget carpet options to last for 5-7 years, whilst LVT will last from 15-25 years, so the difference is significant.

 

Maintenance

Carpets require regular vacuuming and should be cleaned professionally or with a home carpet cleaner every so often, whilst LVT should be sept and mopped to keep it clean. Both need to be properly maintained and cared for, although the waterproof qualities of LVT likely make it the most low-maintenance option.

 

Look and Feel

Naturally, nothing beats good quality carpet when you want to create a warm and cosy feel in your home. Carpets create a quieter environment that adds softness to any interior and are ideal, for instance, for families with young children. However, LVT installations now often include a padded underlay to create a more cushioned feel, which can be supplemented with rugs.

 

Installation

Both carpets and LVT flooring can be fitted quickly and efficiently by the professional carpet fitters at Sylk Flooring. We’ll measure your space and give you an accurate quote on the cost of your chosen flooring option, and if you’re happy to go ahead, our team will have your new flooring fitted in no time.

 

Whether you opt for carpets or LVT, contact the team at Sylk Flooring today for a comprehensive installation service, on 01625 473 353.

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