Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment:
An Investment You Can "Stand" On
Whether you are deciding on the flooring in your new home or replacing existing flooring, you know that there is a vast array of options available to you. However, there is one flooring option that is not just an expense—hardwood flooring is actually an investment.
Hardwood Flooring is durable enough to last a long time and can be sanded down and refinished again and again to add new life to your home.
While less expensive up front, a carpet floor requires a significant amount of maintenance to last for not so long of a time. Materials like carpet and other flooring have to be replaced every 10-15 years. This is due to the fact that they can wear out and cannot be repaired. In contrast, wood floors can last a lifetime, and be sanded down to be refinished, rather than replaced. The minimal maintenance and extremely long life span of a hardwood floor make it a far more economical choice than carpet over a lifetime.
Wood flooring has no fibers, grout lines, or embossing that can trap dust, pollen, particles, animal dander, and allergens that occur with carpets. In fact, for individuals who suffer allergies, carpets are a living nightmare. Dust mites and bed bugs, especially, love carpet. Simply put, hardwood floors can give you the best indoor air quality.
Hardwood floors are easy to keep clean. They require a weekly sweeping, dry mopping or vacuuming in order to remove dust and dirt. Most hardwood floors only require a deep cleaning once a year. If dogs or children have dragged mud through the house, a damp mop removes this muck with ease! See our recent blog post regarding wood flooring maintenance here.
One of the major benefits of this type of flooring is the versatility. Your style may change over the years. Thankfully, many hardwood floors go with almost anything. Not only will the flooring not clash with your décor, but there is a wide range of colors and finishes to choose from. This means that anyone will be able to find a hardwood that they love.
Unsurpassed Beauty and Value
Perhaps the number one reason to consider a hardwood floor is for aesthetic reasons. Hardwood is one of the oldest flooring materials there is, and it never goes out of style.