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Carpet or Tiles?

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Carpet or tiles? It’s one of the biggest questions you face when buying or renovating your home or business space. While it really does come down to personal preference, each option does come with its own advantages and disadvantages. To help you decide on the right flooring option for you, here are some tips from our carpet cleaning and tile and grout cleaning experts.

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While the cost of both carpet and tiles vary a lot based on outlets and quality, tiles are generally the more expensive option. Whilst carpet is generally a cheaper option, you must also consider that it isn’t always an appropriate flooring option for some spaces in the home, such as the bathroom (unless you’re British) and the kitchen.


There are countless colours, designs, textures, and patterns available for both tiles and carpets. Aesthetically, tiles can provide a very clean finish, whereas carpets can often give warmth to a room. Depending on what works best with your décor, taste and lifestyle, the choice of whether to have tiles or carpet is very personal.


Carpet looks and feels amazing, and when you have young children, a carpeted floor means you don’t need to worry so much if they fall. Children and carpets, however, can also be a disaster waiting to happen. Whether it’s food, markers or dirt, kids always seem to have a way of getting things dirty. Tiles can often be a saviour, allowing you to simply wipe marks and mop mess away.


While a carpet can last for many years, tiles do have a longer life span, so whilst they might cost more initially, they will generally last longer than carpeting.


Carpet and tiles are both fairly easy to maintain. Carpets require a good quality vacuum at least once a week, whereas tiles need a good sweep, vacuum and mop once a week. Professional carpet cleaning and tile and grout cleaning are recommended to keep your flooring looking its best.

No matter what flooring you choose, the professionals at New Life Cleaning can keep both tiles and carpets in pristine condition. Based on the Sunshine Coast, we offer both professional carpet cleaning and tile and grout cleaning to keep your floors looking their best.


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