Carpet vs Laminate: Which is the Best Choice For Your Home?

carpet in plush living room with built-in bookcases
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When it comes to the issue of carpet vs laminate it all comes down to what you want from your floor in terms of both looks and performance — as well as how much you are prepared to spend on your new floor covering.

While there are many different types of flooring out there to consider, both laminate and carpet are hugely popular materials, with each having much to offer to homeowners.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.