Hardwood floors have long been a top choice for homeowners looking to get value and style from their floor replacement purchase. Although it may not be the cheapest choice, hardwood floors are a valuable investment. What makes hardwood floors so appealing? Check out these 5 benefits.
Unlike carpeting, vinyl flooring, or laminate, hardwood floors are unlikely to absorb stains or get scratched from everyday use. This makes them a great choice for homes with pets or children. If you know that your home tends to be extra tough on floors, you can talk to a professional and choose a wood type that is extra resistant. Once your floors do show signs of wear decades down the line, you have the option of restaining & resealing hardwood floors instead of replacing them.
Easy to Maintain
Hardwood flooring requires very little maintenance. You can sweep, vacuum, mop, steam, or use whatever method you prefer to keep them clean. For added shine, you can use a floor polish or special hardwood cleaner, but this is not required to keep them functioning. Even if you don’t clean your hardwood floors as often as you “should,” you can be sure they are not retaining as much dirt & grime as their alternatives. The wood pattern can also make dirt harder to spot!
Healthy Indoor Air Quality
Even with less maintenance, hardwood floors do not collect dust & dirt the same way that wall to wall carpeting does. Those living in homes with wall to wall carpeting can be affected by pet dander, pollen, and other harmful allergens that have settled in too deep to be vacuumed away. Even tile and laminate have lines & grout that dirt can settle into, making it difficult to thoroughly clean. This either leads to poor health or simply needing a floor replacement sooner.
Matches Every Decor
Hardwood flooring does not mean you have to commit to a specific decor or color scheme. The various wood stains & shades are all versatile and stay in style for decades to come. With hardwood floors, you can switch wall colors, furniture styles, and any other aesthetic aspect of the room without worrying about a visual conflict. This type of flooring offers many different options, but all of which are versatile.
Increases Your Homes Value
If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, buyers are willing to pay more for homes with hardwood flooring than those with carpet. Especially when they are stained, carpets in a home are not an asset – They are the opposite, and buyers will likely look at them as something that needs to be replaced. The benefits of hardwood floors make them desirable to all.
Park Avenue Flooring will match any price, guaranteed. Contact us now to talk about your home’s hardwood floor installation.