We get asked this question all the time, but they're all just as good and have numerous benefits ranging from durability to waterproof capabilities and low maintenance.  It comes down to your overall decor, needs, and how much you value specific characteristics. The best thing is to visit our flooring store in Anoka, MN, tell our experts exactly how you plan to use the floor, and we'll help you make the best choice for your home.

Carpet: The most common soft flooring

Any soft surface, such as textiles, upholstery, or rugs, reduces noise. A rug, whether it's broadloom, carpet tiles, or area rugs,  will also provide comfort, making it a lot easier on the joints, providing traction and softening falls. The continual technological advances and innovations, such as permanent stain resistance built into the fiber and numerous designs, styles, constructions, and textures, are a popular choice among homeowners. Contrary to myth, studies have proven that rugs improve indoor air quality and aid in respiratory health.  In short, these surfaces are suitable if you have asthma and allergies.

Hard flooring surfaces

These include firm, rigid surfaces that don't bend, such as hardwood, tile, concrete, stone, and brick; they're versatile enough to fit into any decor, are durable, long-lasting, easy to clean, and often add value to a property. As you can imagine, concrete is ultra-hard and strong.

Resilient flooring

While not a hard surface like hardwood or tile, it's also not a soft one like carpet.  So vinyl, often called resilient flooring, is the best of both worlds!  It's also low maintenance and comes in a large variety of styles and designs, making it much sought after.  Think sheet, luxury vinyl plank, or luxury vinyl tile.

Want new flooring but still don't know what's right for you? Come into our flooring company and let our experts help you sort it all out (and give you a free flooring quote).  Visit Redmanns Flooring and Design showroom in Anoka, MN, especially if you live in or near Anoka, Ramsey, Andover, Coon Rapids, and Champlin.