How to Choose the Right Carpeting for Your Bend Oregon Home

Carpeting

By Jason Boone

Carpeting can be “dirty word” to some homeowners since most people prefer wood flooring versus having the feel of carpet under their feet.

Although wood flooring is great you may be thinking about carpeting again especially to keep your feet warm during the cold winter months we have in Bend.

In this post I will provide you with tips you can use to choose carpeting for your home.

Choose Durable Carpet

As a homeowner one of the first things you should do when buying carpet for your home is to choose durable carpet.

Here’s how to know if carpet is durable or not:

  • Thickness
  • Fiber
  • Construction

Tip – If a carpet is made from more than one type of material you can have confidence that it’s going to be a durable carpet.

Look For the Best Carpet Density

What is carpet density?

It’s how closely carpet fiber strands are woven to each other.

If you purchase a densely woven carpet it will last longer and won’t “crush” as easily compared to a carpet or area rug which doesn’t have the same type of density.

Buy the Best Carpet Fibers

Wool Carpeting – Wool is the best type of carpet fiber you can have and it’s also the most durable available today.

Nylon Carpeting – Nylon is also very durable carpeting and it’s excellent especially in homes where there’s a lot of foot traffic.

Opt For Stain Resistant Carpeting

Last of all, but most important, choose carpeting which is stain resistant.

Most carpets today are made with inherent stain resistant fibers and confirming that your carpet is stain resistant before you purchase it will give you confidence that your carpeting will last for years to come.

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Laminate Vs. Wood Flooring? Which Floor Is The Better Investment?

wood floor vs. laminate floor

Read This Article before Spending Thousands on Flooring You Won’t Love

By Jason Boone

Laminate flooring versus wood flooring which one is better?

In the flooring world homeowners have struggled with the decision to purchase wood flooring vs. laminate for generations because, each type of flooring has it’s positive and negative points to consider.

In this post were going to cover both the pros and cons of laminate flooring versus wood flooring so that you know which flooring you should choose for your Bend Oregon home.

Laminate Flooring

When it comes to choosing laminate flooring, most people I know typically choose this type of floor because it’s usually more affordable than wood flooring.

Laminate flooring installation will cost you an average of 50% less than it would cost to install a hardwood floor in your home but, before purchasing laminate flooring because it’s cheaper than wood flooring, make sure that it’s a type of flooring that you will really enjoy every day.

Laminate Flooring Durability

Many real estate agents love laminate flooring because it’s made from pressed wood and is more durable when it comes to dealing with the daily wear and tear of foot traffic in a home.

Laminate flooring is also easier to clean than wood flooring but, it may not be as visually appealing for you as a wood floor so once again your choice when choosing laminate versus wood flooring depends upon how long you plan on living in the home and the long-term enjoyment of having real wood vs. laminate flooring.

Laminate Flooring Over time

Although choosing laminate flooring may be an easy decision one thing to keep in mind is that laminate flooring isn’t always easy to maintain especially if the laminate floor is in a high-traffic area of your home like a kitchen or near windows that let natural sunlight in all day.

If you plan on choosing laminate flooring, make sure that you purchase extra pieces of flooring, that way if you need to replace any peace or section of your laminate floor in the future you won’t have to go through the hassle of finding matching pieces of laminate flooring at local stores like Home Depot.

Wood Flooring

If you watch any Real Estate show on television like House Hunters almost every home buyer on those shows will state that they prefer wood flooring over any other type of floor.

The reason why many home buyers prefer real wood floors vs. laminate floors is because wood flooring looks beautiful and will only help to increase the value of a home in the years to come.

Before choosing wood flooring you not only have to weigh the cost of the flooring itself but also how much it cost to install it including the long-term cost of maintaining the wood floor.

Wood Floor Maintenance

When it comes time to repair damaged or highly trafficked sections of a wood floor, all you need to do is sand and refinish the floor.

The good thing is that if you don’t want to sand or refinish the wood floor yourself, you can hire a contractor to do it for you or someone in Bend who specializes in wood flooring.

Planning On Buying a Home in Bend?

Are you planning on buying or selling a home in bend Oregon? If so, contact me, Jason Boone, Principal Broker at Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426 or by emailing me at: jason@sgbend.com.

Should You Choose A Hardwood Floor For Your Bend Oregon Home?

hardwood floor bend oregon

With 2014 quickly approaching one design trend that will remain popular next year is hardwood floors, and if you’re thinking about selling your Bend Oregon Home you should consider laying a hardwood floor because, this will help to increase the value of your home while helping your home to feel more spacious to home buyers.

Choosing the Right Hardwood Floor

The first step to choosing the right hardwood floor for your Bend Oregon home is to choose a hardwood floor that matches your own personal style and the décor of your home instead of installing one style of hardwood floor because, everyone else in your neighborhood is installing the same thing.

For 2014 dark hardwood floors will be the top floor style that you should consider because, dark woods like Jacobean and ebony help to give any home a contemporary feeling regardless of the age of the Bend Oregon Home.

What Hardwood Floors to Avoid

In 2014 one type of hardwood floor that you should avoid installing in your Bend Oregon Home is wood that has an orange or red tone because, those tones can make any home feel older or dated and instead of choosing wooden floors that have orange or red tones you should look for hardwood floors that have gold or brown tones.

Hardwood floors that have brown and gold tones are much easier to deal with when making decorating decisions for a room because, these colors are neutral, compared to hardwood floors that have red or orange tones in them because, the red and orange tones in the floor will always clash with any furniture or accessories that you buy for the room in your Bend Oregon Home while hardwood floors with gold or brown tones are neutral colors and you can choose any color or style of décor without wondering if the furniture with clash with your flooring.

For more information on hardwood floors, or to view the latest Bend Oregon Homes for sale, contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.

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