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Are thinking about getting a new floor for your home? It can be confusing deciding on what solution works best for your home, you want a one-stop shop that can answer all your questions that you have. Clever Choice Flooring are experts in the field and specialise in outing the right laminate flooring into your home. While as exciting as it may be, we understand the difficulties in deciding which is the best option due to the extensive selections and information that must be considered to avoid any regrets in the future. A good place to start is deciding whether you would prefer laminate flooring or carpet?

Carpet construction

Carpet manufacturers are constantly developing new styles and materials for carpets, but overall there are three main types of carpet; cut- pile, loop- pile, and cut-and-loop pile. Cut- pile stands upright from the carpet’s backing, whereas loop- pile stands and twirls back into the backing. The third is, as its name suggests, the combination of both. In general, cut- pile makes for the softer carpet and loop- pile a more durable one, depending on the material, of course.

There are thousands of varieties in terms of materials used for carpets, but nylon, polyester, and wool are the most common.

Laminate flooring construction

Laminate flooring is a combination of three layers. The base layer is made up of high-density fiberboard that gives laminate flooring its toughness. The next is a layer that gives laminate flooring its personality in the form of a photorealistic image layer over its base that gives it the hardwood feel and look. And on the very top is the protective layer meant to prevent damage to the surface.


When speaking of carpets, it can be hard to pinpoint the exact durability due to the wide variety of materials that carpets can be made of. However, the most common two are wool and polyester, and the former is more prone to damage than the latter.

Laminate flooring, on the other hand, has proven to be very durable and resistant to damage thanks to the advancements in technology that can protect it from scratches, dents and even UV rays from the sun that can easily dull out real hardwood.


Generally speaking, laminate flooring is considered to be easier to main when compared to carpet. Laminate flooring can be easily wiped, mopped or vacuumed. Additionally, swapping out damaged laminate flooring panels is also very convenient. As for carpets, it essentially depends on the material it is made of, requiring you to vacuum or even steams them to clean the mess.


At the core, the cost of installing both carpet and laminate flooring can fall in a very similar range. However, the variation in prices can occur when you opt for more fancy and luxurious options. Get in touch with the team at Clever Choice and we will ensure you.

Clever Choice have years of experience in the flooring industry and with a huge range of laminate flooring available the hardest decision you will have to make is which style to go with. Whether you are having them installed by a professional or you want to test out your DIY skills, the team at Clever Choice can give you all the advice you need to make your laminate flooring project a stress free one.

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