Hardwood floors are a great design choice and can offer a healthier environment for those who suffer from allergies. They make a beautiful addition to any home, office or commercial space.
Generally, hardwood floors cost more than carpeted floors, but they also require less maintenance, last longer and can be repaired (instead of replaced). While hardwood floors are much more resistant to spills and stains, they do get scraped, scratched, scuffed, dented and damaged. However, wood flooring can most often simply be sanded, smoothed and refinished. It is rarely necessary to replace a hardwood floor.
Since wood is a naturally occurring resource, which can even be reforested, hardwood floors may also be a quality ecological choice. Faster growing types of hardwood flooring materials – such as bamboo make this an even stronger environmentally responsible choice.
Adding Beauty and Value to Your Home
Most people consider a hardwood floor for aesthetic reasons as it never goes out of style. Because of the large variety of trees and wood types, a world of colors, consistencies, designs, grains and patterns are available. And, hardwood floors definitely increase the value of a home, so, with proper maintenance, they can be a sound investment that pay off for a lifetime.