While the initial cost of hardwood flooring may seem expensive, investing in hardwood flooring
is actually very cost-effective. Because hardwood floors are incredibly durable and easy to
clean, you’ll spend a lot less in cleaning and repairs over the years, not to mention the added
value to your home. Additionally, hardwood floors can last for decades, even generations. Even
though the initial expense may be more, you’ll end up paying less in the long run. Another huge
benefit is if hardwood floors become damaged or worn out, they can easily be sanded and
refinished to bring them new life. This will save you money when compared to replacement
costs of other flooring options.
Unlike carpeting, hardwood floors do not trap dust, animal dander, pollen, particulate matter
or other common allergens. This means that it’s significantly easier to improve your indoor air
quality. Hardwood floors are often a must for allergy sufferers or those with asthma.
Why are wood floors better than tile or vinyl floors in terms of air quality? Even though tile and
laminate do not have the fibers that carpet has, they still have grout lines and an embossing.
These grout lines and embossing are a great place for dust and other allergens to hide.
If cleanliness is a top priority for your household, then hardwood floors are a great option.
Routine sweeping and occasional damp mopping will keep your floors looking beautiful. Just be
careful of excess water use with your cleaning. Strategically placed rugs can keep most dirt
from ever getting on your hardwood floors.
One of the primary benefits of hardwood flooring is its versatility to adapt to almost every interior design theme in your home. No matter how often you are inspired to change the mirrors, wall art, decorative accents or other decor in your home, hardwood floors will always look good and fit your desired theme.
Not only will hardwood flooring not clash with your décor, but you have a wide range of colors, shades, and species to choose from. With hardwood floors, you don’t get a factory pattern that repeats every so often as with many other hard surface flooring types. You get natural beauty available with a variety of shades, swirls, and grains that add character to your home.
While hardwood floors are extremely durable and can last decades, sometimes you want a new
look. With hardwood flooring, this is easy; the floors can be sanded and refinished
, even in a
This is a huge benefit as the cost to refinish hardwood floors is significantly lower than buying
and installing new flooring. It is also beneficial because it gives you the chance to drastically
change your home without spending loads of money. Or maybe you just bought a house but
don’t like the color of the wood floors, all you have to do is sand the color off and stain them to
your liking. It’s as easy as that, and much more affordable than replacing the flooring.