Are Hardwood Floors Really Always the Best?

Are Hardwood Floors Really Always the Best?

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Tess Wilson
Jan 20, 2016
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Q: My husband and I are slowly renovating the house I grew up in and the bedroom are all vinyl composite tile from the '60s. We are in Canada where it is cold much of the year and the floors are freezing (and ugly, dated and uncomfortable). The bedrooms are all small (400 feet in total) so we could easily afford hardwood, but with two small kids I wonder if a generic, highly durable carpet is a better choice with some accent rugs on top. We don't plan on selling the house so we're not thinking about resale value, just what makes sense for our family. Maybe the readers could chime in about floors. Is hardwood always the best choice? -Sent by Jill

Editor: Yes! Wait, sorry. Readers, what kind of flooring do you think would be best in Jill's bedroom? If you had the opportunity and budget to choose any kind of bedroom flooring, what would you pick? And have your hardwood floors, carpets, and/or rugs stood up to small children? Thanks!

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