So you just bought a new home or you finally decided to get that Honey-Do list done and you want to put in new flooring. Either way congratulations, now it’s time for you to make a more informed decision on your new flooring. Here are a few tips on why you should choose wood over carpeting.
Affordable In the Short Term as well as The Long Term
Let’s start with the most important part of all, the cost. It’s no secret in this day and age that everyone is trying to save a buck. You want something that is affordable but also something that will really stand out and make your home more valuable. One of the many great things about hardwood flooring is that it can save you money in the short term as well as the long term. Wood flooring is more cost efficient than the other hard flooring stone or tiles. You might be able to buy carpet cheaper at first but know that you will more than likely be replacing that carpet many times over. Hardwood flooring is built to last longer saving you more money in the long run.
Improve Air Quality While Also Helping the Environment
When it comes to allergies we have all had those days of sneezing and watery eyes. Carpeting can trap these allergens and keep them spreading around your home for a very long time. Hardwood flooring does not trap these allergens like carpeting does. In fact the American Lung Association recommends hardwood flooring to improve the air quality in your home. Give your children and pets cleaner air while they run and play together in your home. Hardwood is also great for the environment. Wood is a renewable resource and in fact is being renewed at a remarkable rate. Make a difference by using this wonderfully clean and renewable resource of flooring.
Get the Look You and Your Family Want
We all know how hard it is to remove a stain from a nice white carpet, it’s nearly impossible. With hardwood flooring it’s extremely easy to maintain. Sweeping or using a soft broom will keep your hardwood floor clean and looking great. If you want to keep that hardwood shining and sparkling use the recommended cleaner from the manufacturer. Cleaning and maintaining a great looking hardwood floor is so easy you can add it to the kid’s chore list. Whether you choose Oak, Maple, Wide Pine or Plank floors you have a variety of colors, shades, and stains to choose from.
We know the expense of hardwood flooring, the air quality and how to maintain the flooring. Now let’s cover what you really want to know. What is it going to look like? You or your family might have a certain color or shade you are looking for to get that room just the way you want it. With hardwood flooring there is so much variety of coloring and shades that it should be no problem finding one that matches your or your family’s style. Light or Dark and everything in between when it comes to getting that room to look perfect, hardwood flooring is the way to go.
Benefits of Wood Floors over Carpeting
- Cost – Low cost over the short term and the long term. Save money now and later with hardwood flooring
- Air Quality – Protect your family against allergens and provide better air quality in your home. It doesn’t hurt that your helping go green and helping the environment with a renewable resource either.
- Upkeep – Grab a soft broom and sweep away. Maintaining these floors is simple for the kids to do as a daily chore. If something spills just wipe it up no worrying about ugly looking stains.
- The Look – No matter what look you’re going for you can find it with hardwood flooring. With so many diverse colors and shades you will find the one that is just right for you, your family, and your home.
There are so many ways hardwood flooring can really boost the esthetics of your home. Contact us to find out how we can help you improve the overall quality of your home today.