Hardwood flooring will make a lot of people happy. There’s just something about a gorgeous hardwood floor that is so warm and inviting. You can always expect to get compliments when you have a lovely floor. But what is it that makes them better than any other floor?
Hardwood floors have a lot of excellent points about them that you just can’t find with some other flooring options. This is especially true with carpeting. The first is that they are excellent for almost any home. All you have to do is decide on the wood species, width, and grade, and then sit back and enjoy the results. It’s hard to go wrong with hardwood floors. Another of their top benefits is durability. High quality floors installed by professionals can last for a very long time. Carpeting can eventually get matted down, not match the room any longer, or get too damaged overall and need to be replaced. In order to replace a hardwood floor, it needs to be seriously damaged – and that takes effort. Even after decades, a floor can look exceptional in one room while other floors start to show their age.
Cleaning is a breeze with a hardwood floor. Spill something? No problem. It can be quickly wiped up without any worries. This is because these floors are given the right protection and coatings in order to withstand such spills or messes. A glass of wine is not an issue. Carpeting, however, is another matter entirely. Without just the right cleaning products, you may be left with a stain on your carpet for years to come. A quick soft cloth takes care of dust bunnies, and with a bit of solution made for hardwood floors, you can get a gorgeous like-new shine in a matter of minutes.
Some people may think that all floors are the same in how they look. But this simply isn’t true. The sheer number of options available to you means you can choose just how the finished floor will look – and, in fact, making a decision amidst all those options may be the most difficult part! There are many wood species that you can utilize for flooring, and each of them will have a distinct color and grain pattern. Wood grades mean you can choose from ultra clear cuts to a rustic, rugged look. You can even request reclaimed lumber for an even more weathered look, giving your floor a worn yet well-loved style that not many homes can claim.