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The Great Debate: Which is Better for Your Bedroom—Carpet or Hardwood?

September 7, 2023

Your bedroom should be one of the most comfortable rooms in your home. It is where you go to unwind at night after a long day, where you go to relax and recharge. The type of flooring you choose can either increase your comfort, or increase your discomfort.

There are many arguments floating around over which flooring works best in bedrooms, so we examine the age-old question and highlight some pros for each option.


There is no denying carpet adds coziness and softness to the bedroom, and who wouldn’t want that? A plush carpet is delightful on your bare feet, especially first thing in the morning. Many people prefer a carpeted bedroom for this reason alone. Carpeted floors also reduce noise, another consideration for creating the perfect sanctuary for your perfect sleep.


The classic elegance of hardwood flooring adds beauty to every room, as well as value to your home. A hardwood floor can be a blank slate for your bedroom decor, and the many different tones and varieties match every style. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, a simple weekly sweep and onceover with a damp mop is all you need to protect your hardwood floors and keep them looking their best. The clean, simple lines and warm hardwood tones add a simple beauty to every room, including bedrooms.

Factors to Consider


When choosing the flooring for your sleep sanctuary, the choice is highly personal. Making a list of your top needs and wants from your flooring is the best way to start. For starters, if you live in a cooler climate, the warmth of carpet on your feet might be a high priority. Likewise, if you live in a warmer area, the coolness of hardwood might make it a top choice. 


It’s true that wood costs vary depending on which type you choose, but for materials alone, carpet is the cheaper choice. While hardwood is initially a bigger investment, regular care can help make it last a lifetime. Carpet will eventually need to be replaced as it endures normal use, so long term it is fairly equal to hardwood pricewise.


This point alone causes great debate as well. What it boils down to is your lifestyle. If you have children and pets, carpet may be your best friend (especially for safety reasons if you’re concerned about slips) aside from potential spills. Children and pets will be able to run around and play as rough as they’d like without causing any damage or scratches to the flooring. 

Hardwoods are meant to last a lifetime, and with proper care, they can! Protecting hardwoods with a rug is also an option, which allows you to easily change up your style and room design as you see fit. 

While it would be great if there were a simple answer as to which flooring option is best for your bedroom, in the end it comes down to what will work best for you, your preferences, and your lifestyle. Trust our flooring experts at Dalton Floor Tailor to help you make the best choice for you and your home with our in-home appointments. We bring curated samples to your home based on your answers to our simple questionnaire, so you can see them in the room, rather than trying to imagine what they will look like. Once your perfect floors are selected, our installation team takes over, using the Dalton Floor Tailor EPA-approved Neutralize™ method to install your preferred floors.

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