Considering hardwood floors for your next home renovation?
You’re not alone—hardwood has been the most sought-after flooring material for (what seems like) the beginning of time. And reasonably so as it comes with several benefits. In this article we will discuss the benefits of hardwood flooring…
One of the most significant challenges for most property owners is how to preserve their floors. Floors endure heavy foot traffic, hence quickly wear out if made of soft materials.
Most traditional flooring materials scratch and dent under pressure and require occasional replacement, especially if kids are around. Tiles and linoleum, for instance, usually peel or crack under extreme heat or heavyweights. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are pretty resistant. They can stay in shape for decades with proper maintenance.
We are not saying that hardwood floors are entirely crack-proof. No, they can dinge up a little, but not as quickly as other flooring materials. And when they do, you can scrap the spoilt surfaces and give your flow a new look. However, there’s no room for repair; you have to replace them.
Wood Flooring Adds Value to Your Home
Are you planning to sell your home instead of passing it down to your kids or grandchildren? If so, you inevitably want it to have the highest value by the time of sale, and that’s exactly what hardwood flooring grants you.
Most people prefer hardwood floors. They look great and require minimal maintenance. So a home with wood flooring is likely to have a higher market value.
Not once have we seen potential buyers decline competitive pre-owned home offers because they had carpet floors. Even if you hire professional cleaners to clean your carpet floors thoroughly before selling the house, it will inevitably still retain some stains, which may put off buyers. For hardwood floors, simple scrapping can make them look as clean as though they are new.
Hardwood Floors Are Easier to Clean
The general perception is that hardwood floors are challenging to clean. However, this is not accurate.
When breadcrumbs fall on your carpet floor, for example, the particles will accumulate in the fibers and cause a perpetual menace. If you spill wine, you might need to clean the entire floor to remove the stain and smell. Let’s not even factor in the cleaning materials you’ll need and the countless hours you’ll spend on your knees spraying and scrubbing the floor.
For hardwood floorings, on the other hand, a simple sweep or mop is enough to get rid of the menace. A minimal effort like vacuuming once a week is enough to keep your floor looking great all the time. That makes hardwood flooring easy to clean and low maintenance.
Hardwood Flooring Improves Your Indoor Air Quality
Alternative flooring materials like carpets are likely to accumulate dust and make the air in your home smell unfresh. For example, carpet floorings have fibers that trap dust, animal hair, and several other contaminants that stir up when you walk on them. If you are allergic, say to dust, this may trigger reactions.
While hardwood flooring can also trap a little dust, it can’t retain as much as the grout lines between linoleum and tile floors would. With the weekly vacuuming that we mentioned above, you can quickly get rid of the dust. Therefore, hardwood flooring will improve your indoor air quality and prevent allergic reactions.
Hardwood Flooring Is Long-Lasting & Cost-Effective
Although the initial cost of hardwood flooring may be higher than most flooring materials, they are generally less expensive. That’s because they last long, require minimal maintenance, and require only a broom or mopper to keep clean. The fact that they’ll serve you longer also means that you’ll get more value for your bucks.
If you have any questions in regards to your hardwood flooring needs please don’t hesitate to give Adda Carpets & Flooring call at 504-350-7968, or email us at email@example.com.