Published on Thursday, March 17th, 2016
In our last blog post, we covered the benefits of selecting carpet flooring, and now, we will discuss the benefits of hardwood flooring. As always, remember that the flooring throughout your home does not need to be consistent and can be mixed and matched to best meet your needs for style and comfort.
Many choose hardwood flooring, solely for its natural beauty. Hardwood allows you to bring a touch of nature indoors and serves as the perfect neutral when decorating your home. With the large variety of colors, styles, stains, and species of wood from which to choose, you can easily find a hardwood flooring option that complements your design aesthetic.
Unlike many flooring options, if you learn to properly care for your wood flooring, it can last for several generations. If your floor becomes damaged, you only have to replace the affected section, which costs around $8 to $12 per foot. If you are in the mood for a change of pace, simply have your floor restained or refinished.
Many homeowners choose hardwood flooring, because they find it to be far easier to clean and maintain than carpet. Wood is highly durable, and even high traffic areas, such as the hallways, hold up over the years. If wine or food spills on your wood floor, you can simply wipe it up. And you can always add area rugs as you desire.
Advances in low VOC technology have certainly made the air quality of carpeting less of a concern, but even with these advances, dust, pollen, particles, animal dander, and allergens have a far more difficult time penetrating hardwood flooring. Of course, you have to make sure your flooring is well maintained, but with regular cleaning and maintenance, your wood flooring allows for superior air quality.
Many homeowners choose to redecorate their home, which sometimes, leads to carpeting that still has several good years left in it being replaced. However, hardwood flooring is a timeless flooring option. When it is time to redecorate, simply switch your area rugs or re-stain your wood floors.
Hardwood flooring is available in multiple shades of natural blondes, browns, and reds, but can also be stained vibrant colors. You can even have your floor installed in several different shades or in an artistic pattern. On top of that, hardwood flooring increases the property value of your home, and unlike other flooring options, it increases in value as it ages.