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From Resale Value to Durability: Why Hard Surface Flooring is Taking Over Homes in New Zealand

Floor trends

Are you considering replacing your carpet with hard surface flooring? If so, you're not alone. In New Zealand, the trend of installing hard surface flooring is on the rise, and for good reason.

Hard surface flooring offers a variety of benefits that make it an attractive choice for homeowners. From durability to hygiene, hard surface flooring is a smart investment that can improve the look and functionality of your home. Let's take a look at why hard surface flooring is a popular choice.

Durability
Hard surface flooring, such as hardwood, laminate or tile, is typically more durable than carpet and can last for many years without needing to be replaced. Carpet can wear down and become stained over time, requiring frequent replacement.

Easy to Clean
Hard surface flooring is generally easier to clean than carpet. Spills and stains can be easily wiped up from hard surfaces, whereas they can penetrate deep into carpet fibres and be difficult to remove.

Hygiene
Hard surface flooring can be more hygienic than carpet, particularly for people with allergies or asthma. Carpet fibres can trap dust, dirt, and allergens, which can be difficult to remove completely. Hard surfaces can be easily swept, vacuumed, and mopped to remove allergens and keep the space clean.

Versatility
Hard surface flooring comes in a wide variety of materials, colours, and styles, allowing for greater versatility in design and décor options. Carpet tends to have more limited design options and can be more challenging to match with furniture and décor.

Resale Value
Hard surface flooring can add value to a home and may be more attractive to potential buyers than carpet. Many home buyers prefer the look of hardwood, wood-look laminate or tile flooring over carpet, which can make a home more marketable and increase its resale value.

Thinking of making the switch from carpet to hard surface?

There's no denying that hard surface flooring offers a range of benefits that make it an attractive choice for homeowners. From durability to versatility, it's clear why this trend is on the rise in New Zealand. If you're considering replacing your carpet with hard surface flooring, there's never been a better time to make the switch. Not only will it improve the look and functionality of your home, but it can also increase its resale value in the long run.


Floorboards are flooring specialists with over 20 years installing hard surface flooring throughout homes in Hamilton, Cambridge and Tauranga. We know what makes a good flooring product, so talk to us about finding the right hard floor for your home.

Hamilton & Waikato
Phone 07 959 1861

Tauranga & Bay of Plenty
Phone 021 977 548

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