Would love to get some opinions on flooring for the bedrooms in my Victorian house renovation.
Once renovated, our house will have 2 bedrooms downstairs in the original part of the house and 1 bedroom + study upstairs in the new (modern) part of the house.
We had originally decided that the downstairs bedrooms would be Tasmanian Oak floorboards (the rest of the downstairs area will be floorboards) and the upstairs bedroom + study would be carpet for noise reduction and comfort.
I personally don't really like the look of carpet in Victorian homes and have been debating with my husband (and in-laws - joy!) about whether to also put carpet in the two downstairs bedrooms.
Carpet is around half the price of floorboards, so it would save a small amount of money (around $1500).
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
When we moved into our current house the first thing we did was pull up all the carpet, including the bedrooms.
The carpet looked something like this so wasn't really our taste:
To our joy we found the floorboards were in great condition so later we just had to polish and seal them. 10 years later we would never go back. We love having floorboards - so easy to clean and they look great.
We did the reverse in our first home - put carpet over floorboards in an inner-city Edwardian (in the bedrooms only) because we thought it might make the bedrooms warmer and more cosy but regretted it later. It's so much harder to keep clean and looking good, and it didn't really make the rooms warmer.