The main focus of our blog to this point has been flooring in a home. We’ve provided information on carpet pads, ceramic floor tiles and porcelain floor tiles but we haven’t discussed perhaps the most popular choice for residential flooring yet, which is hardwood floor.
There are many benefits to installing hardwood floor in your home if you are able to afford it, which is the one downside. Hardwood floor tends to be much more expensive than carpet, tile or laminate. Laminate has improved in recent years should you determine hardwood floor is too expensive for your home remodel budget.
However, if you are able to afford hardwood floor but just haven’t officially decided yet, this blog post will convince you why it is a good idea to install hardwood floor in your home:
HARDWOOD FLOOR BENEFITS
Here are the three biggest benefits of hardwood floor:
The best benefit of hardwood floor is that the material and floor will last the entire lifetime of the floor. You do not need to replace it after a set number of years like carpet or laminate. All you need to do is try to avoid deep scratches in the wood from furniture, heavier items and pet claws and refinish the wood once every 10 years or so.
You will find that hardwood floor is the easiest type of flooring to maintain in a home. Tile floors have porous areas in the grout that fill up with bacteria and grime and carpet contains countless germs and soil that needs to be vacuumed. You also need to schedule carpet cleaning each year to remove the deep dirt in carpet you cannot see. All you have to do with hardwood flooring is to dry mop it one or two times a week and wipe up any spills that occur.
Hardwood floor is the most versatile option as it complements both classic and traditional homes and decors as well as modern and contemporary style. The wood itself comes in several different tones to pair with the style of your home and you can also style it with area rugs and other accessories that match with the motif in your home.
You can see there are priceless hardwood floor benefits if you can afford the cost of installation and the materials. If you cannot afford hardwood, laminate is a good alternative and has improved in recent years.
You won’t experience the same durability with laminate that you experience with hardwood floor, however, the maintenance is very easy and the style is extremely similar. It is becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between laminate floor and hardwood floor with just a quick glance.
We hope this blog post helps you feel confident in purchasing hardwood flooring and installing it in your home. We promise you you will love it and when it comes time to sell your home in the future, the presence of hardwood floor should increase the resale value and help the home sell faster.