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Should I get Rugs or Carpet?

We're moving into an 850-sqft place with all hardwood floors. We are thinking about putting in either rugs or carpet for the WHOLE PLACE (except bathroom and kitchen) because we have a 1 year old who could really use the extra cushion. Which is more cost-efficient? Where can I get quality rugs/carpet at a bargain?

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If you are buying this place you can put in carpet, but if you are renting you should go with area rugs as you can take them with you when you move. You can get padding for area rugs primarily to keep a rug from slipping, but some are thicker and add softness. The best time to buy carpeting is between Jan 1st and March 31st. This should apply to area rugs also, as most home furnishings and linens are all on sale. Regardless, look for sales in local stores whenever you can. Sometimes one will find an unexpected closeout. One site showed an 8 x 10 area rug can range from less than $200 to $2000 depending on the fiber and quality of construction. There is almost 9 square yards in this size area rug (80 sq feet divided by 9 (9 = sq feet in a sq yard)). The same site had carpeting ranging from $7 per sq yard to $50 in a standard width of mostly 12 ft, and occasionally 15 ft. Padding is extra, and this site had 5 to choose from, but no pricing was shown.
Aug 23, 2017
Truthfully, when it comes to crawling around on hardwood, your little one is much tougher than you might suppose. If she were mine, I would be much more concerned about her vulnerability to the host of chemicals, gases, pathogens, allergens and critters that lurk in both rugs and carpets. The rough texture of rugs and carpets can also cause nasty rashes on her sensitive skin. Hardwood is also much easier to keep clean. Trust me. Your babe really doesn't need the extra cushion of a rug. Toss a blanket and a cushion on the floor for when she wants to lay back but let her crawl all over on that nice smooth, clean hardwood. She'll thrive. I raised 2 healthy boys on hard porcelain tile -- but at least I knew it was clean. About my neighbour's carpeted floor, I wasn't so sure. The only bruises my boys seemed to sustain was from their own adventuresome mishaps.
Aug 23, 2017
Rugs would be the MOST cost efficient. The more WOOD you leave exposed the more cleanly your place will be for the little one. You need to look for companies in the area that you live in for the best place to purchase.
Aug 23, 2017
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Aug 23, 2017
Let Look the rugs and carpets difference - Rugs do not require professional cleaners, while the carpet require. Rugs are lighter in weight while the carpets are heavier. Rugs are costlier as compare to the carpets For small space rugs used, while the carpets are used for large space Look the Source for more difference between rugs and carpet, now decide which is better...
Aug 23, 2017

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