Hardwood floors can provide benefits that simply can’t be gained from other types of flooring. Hardwood floors are:
While looks are a matter of opinion, hardwood floors are considered by many to be the most attractive flooring option. In many areas across North America, hardwood floors are the traditional and most desirable type of flooring.
- Easy to clean and maintain
Stains and dirt won’t stick to your hardwood floor as they might to other flooring options. They are easy to clean with weekly vacuuming and mopping.
Hardwood floors provide a warm, comfortable surface on which to walk, making expensive in-floor heating systems unnecessary.
- Arguably the best investment
As one of the most popular types of flooring, hardwood floors can make it easier to sell your home or even increase the value of your home. In addition, because hardwood floors can easily last your lifetime, they might be the only floors that you ever install.
Hardwood floors are much softer than flooring made of stone or tile, which make them a more comfortable choice for rooms in which you find yourself standing for any length of time, such as the kitchen.
The strength and quality of hardwood floors, as well as their ease to maintain, means that they can last for decades. Scratches and other damage to hardwood floors are easy to repair, which means that even old floors that have not been well maintained can usually be refinished instead of replaced.
- Able to improve air quality in your home
Because dust and allergens do not build up on your hardwood floors, they can vastly improve the air quality in your home. This is particularly important for those with allergies or asthma.
- Available in many choices of style, colour and patterns
Hardwood floors are available in a variety of styles, colours, widths, patterns, wood type and quality. The choices are virtually endless and you are sure to find an option that matches perfectly with your taste.
The variety of styles and colours of hardwood flooring means that it is easy to find an option that can be incorporated into any home ranging from the most traditional to the most modern.
- An eco-friendly flooring option
Wood is a renewable resource and most hardwood floors require less energy and water to produce than other types of flooring. Because hardwood floors last much longer than other types of flooring, much less flooring material will end up in a landfill over the life of your home.