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Top Five Reasons to Install Wood Floors in Your Home

If you’re considering redoing the floors in your home or rental property, one of the choices you have for flooring is hardwood. You may think it’s too expensive or difficult to install, but the truth is that depending on the living situation, hardwood floors can be a better investment in the long run.

1) Hardwood Floors are Easy to Clean and Durable

While your first instinct when choosing a floor material may not be to ask how easy it is to clean, depending on who lives in your home, this may be a huge selling point. If you have kids or pets, vacuuming or trying to remove stains and spills all the time can be taxing, especially if you have carpet. However, with hardwood floors, all you need to do is sweep and mop. Cleanup is a breeze with these types of floors.

In addition to being easy to clean, it is also very long-lasting: You can expect it to last as long as you own your home, and perhaps even longer than that. Hardwood floors get dirty, but they don’t absorb dirt and spilled liquids like carpet and carpet padding can, and though they may scuff from foot traffic over the years, you can get them refinished; they won’t wear out like laminate, carpet, or tile will. Carpet typically has to be replaced three to six times before most hardwood floors ever need repair; despite the higher upfront cost, wood floors will require less upkeep over time.

2) Wood Flooring Increases Your Home’s Value

Though hardwood floors are by no means the least expensive option for flooring, the payoff is far higher than other types of flooring. If you ever want to sell your home, many people will see the hardwood floors as a very big perk as it is durable, easy to clean, and won’t hold odors or stains from the previous owners or tenants. Because they are complementary to many styles of decorating, also, new owners won’t have to adjust their furniture or décor to match the existing floor.

3) Many Different Styles Are Available

While you might read that and think the same can be said for carpet, the truth is that in addition to being offered in a variety of different styles, hardwood styles never really go out of style. On the other hand, other types of flooring may come in many different options, but can they stand the test of time? Is that shag carpeting from the 1970s still popular? No.

Hardwood floors, either solid or engineered, come in many different finishes and colors, perfect for nearly any style imaginable. Want something versatile that will match virtually anything? Go with a transitional domestic hardwood floor such as a lighter maple or oak shade. If you prefer a more dramatic look in your home, there are many exotic hardwood options, like Tigerwood, or very dark colors that can look very rich and intense, such as Midnight Oak, which is nearly black. You’ll have the option to choose just about anything, and what’s best, you’ll be able to refinish them if the color fades after many years; with carpet, when the color fades or wears out, you’re out of luck.

4) Wood is a Renewable Resource

With talk of deforestation and the rainforest, it’s easy to think that hardwood floors might be detrimental to the environment. However, the opposite is true. Wood floor sales return money back to the wood industry, which actually supports the perpetuation of forests. Additionally, many exotic woods come from sustainable forests. According to the World Resources Institute, North America actually grows more trees than it cuts—in other words, your hardwood floors are not going to cause the forests to disappear. Further, some options are even more renewable than others. Take cork and bamboo, for instance—while not technically wood, these two materials are growing in popularity. Hardwood floors are, categorically, a safe choice for renewable flooring options.

5) It’s Good for Allergy Sufferers

If you’ve got allergies to pet hair, dander, dust, or anything else that can get stuck in carpeting, you know that it can be a huge undertaking to remove that from the floor. Carpets trap a lot of allergens, and if people suffer from respiratory distress from their allergies, this can be very dangerous. With hardwood floors, however, these allergens can’t be trapped. Have a visitor who is allergic to cats, but you have a cat? So long as they aren’t severely allergic, a good cleaning of the floor can ease the discomfort. With hardwood floors, you’re just a quick damp-mopping away from a perfectly clean floor, allergen-free as the day it was installed.

Installing hardwood floors, whether you choose solid hardwood or engineered hardwood, can be of great benefit to a home. It increases the property value, looks great, is easy to clean, and comes in a variety of different colors and styles. If you want to know more about installing hardwood floors in your home or property, contact P.C. Hardwood Floors today.

 

46 Responses to “Top Five Reasons to Install Wood Floors in Your Home”

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  • Unlike most floor coverings, wood floors come from a natural resource that is sustainable. Long gone are the days when timber was cut down with little thought for the long term consequences on the nation’s forests. Today most timber is cut from forests that are carefully managed to ensure continued resources in the future. In fact, according to U.S. Forest Service statistics, almost twice as much hardwood timber Is added every year through new growth as is harvested.

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  • Ken Lane says:

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  • This is the most traditional type of wooden flooring which is made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. They are the most natural form of floor covering you can have and create a warm, inviting ambiance in a room. Being solid wood they provide a very hard surface and last for decades.

  • Marta Heine says:

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  • Lisa Ray says:

    Thank goodness this Informative article is interesting and clear. Others I’ve read made me feel like I needed a degree to decipher them. Thank you.

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  • Sarah Smith says:

    My brother has really bad allergies and frequently visits my house. Your information that installing hardwood floors will keep allergens from being trapped in a room was really helpful. I think that my husband and I will start looking into this flooring type and a contractor to help us lay it down so that my brother can be more comfortable in our home.

  • We have recently started our new hardwood floor installation and resurfacing business and came across this article.

    Really appreciate you taking the time to educate us on the subject. You bring up some really interesting benefits of having hardwood floors that I never would’ve thought of.

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  • David O’Keefe says:

    I have installed hardwood in the whole house with inlays, medallions and borders. Only two small 10 x 11 rooms left to do all these years later. But they will get done. Starting to make preparations to do both at once of course with different species as I have used throughout the house. Much cleaner and healthier than carpet that traps all kinds of dirt over the years.

  • My husband and I want to totally remodel our home, and we’re thinking of replacing the carpet with hardwood flooring. Your article had some great points about the benefits of flooring like this, and I liked how you said carpets trap a lot of allergens, which can be dangerous for people like my husband who suffer from respiratory distress from their allergies. With hardwood floors, this isn’t an issue, so we’ll definitely be considering wood flooring for our home remodel.

  • Alfred says:

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  • Gary Puntman says:

    I would love to get hardwood flooring throughout my whole home. I think that would end up increasing its value a lot. It would be nice to get flooring that won’t go out of style too. Hardwood floors can complement any style well, like you said.

  • I like how you mentioned that hardwood floors are easy to clean and durable. My family and I have old carpet in most of the rooms of our house, and my kids are constantly spilling stuff and staining it, so I’m really considering replacing it with hardwood flooring. I will definitely keep the benefits you listed of hardwood flooring in mind when deciding whether I want to hire a contractor to replace our flooring.

  • My husband and I want to remodel our home, and we’re thinking of installing hardwood flooring during this project. Your article had some great points about the benefits of flooring like this, and I liked how you said that hardwood flooring comes in many different styles like a light oak or maple shade contrasted with Tigerwood or Midnight Oak for a darker shade. Thanks; we’ll keep this in mind when deciding if hardwood flooring is right for us.

  • Sam Li says:

    I love what you said about hardwood floors and how they come in many different colors and finishes in order to match any home. Wooden floors are great for those seeking to boost the overall value of their homes. My friend wants to install hardwood flooring in his kitchen, so I’ll make sure to find a company that is known for its smooth and efficient service.

  • There are a lot of reasons to install wood floors at home such as Durability and maintenance. Accepting this service, you will be offered the warmth, and value of wood.

  • Thank for the article about why you should get hardwood floors. I love how hardwood floors look and want to get some. I think I should have someone come clean them though.

  • I’m needing to get some new flooring. I do like that there are many different styles to choose from. I’ll have to find some that I like and then go from there.

  • Kate Hansen says:

    I like how you included that wood flooring is easy to clean and durable. My husband and I have been thinking about getting wood flooring for our new house for a long time now. I’ll make sure to keep this information in mind if we ever decide to get some.

  • Carly Mckeen says:

    Thank you for stating that the payoff of hardwood flooring is far higher than other types of flooring. The carpet in my house is so old and ugly, and I’ve been thinking about having hardwood floors put in. After learning about all of the many benefits of hardwood flooring, I will definitely consider having it installed.

  • It’s good to know that wood flooring increases your home’s value. My wife and I would like to make sure that our home is worth as much as possible before we sell it. We’ll be sure to keep this information in mind to help us with that.

  • Jenna Hunter says:

    My mom has noticed that her floor is getting really old and starting to rot and warp. She would really like to get it replaced by a professional so that it won’t decay as much. I liked what you said about how there are many different styles, finishes, and colors perfect for nearly any style imaginable.

  • It’s awesome that getting a hardwood floor installed will offer a big perk to anyone looking into buying your home. My wife and I recently bought a new house a few cities away, and we need to sell our old house now. We’ll be sure to look further into our options for having some hardwood floors installed to help us successfully sell our home.

  • It’s interesting how you explained that hardwood floors get dirty, but they don’t absorb dirt and spilled liquids as carpet and carpet padding can. My wife told me that our floors need to get replaced because they are damaged and old. I will share this article so she can know the benefits of installing hardwood floors.

  • It’s awesome that hardwood floors will be seen as a big perk if you want to sell your home. My brother has been telling me about how he and his wife would like to move in the coming year, and they’ll need to sell their old home. I’ll share this information with them so that they can look into their options for getting a new floor installed to help with this.

  • Jacob Brown says:

    It’s good that you point out that having hardwood floors installed can increase the value of your home. I’m planning to sell my house in a couple of years, and I’m considering having hardwood floors installed to get a better price for it. I’m going to look for a good provider of hardwood flooring services in my area.

  • It’s awesome that hardwood floors will last for a long time. My brother has been telling me about how he wants to get a new house built for his family in the coming years, and he wants to make sure that it’s built with high-quality material. I’ll share this information with him so that he can look into his options for getting hardwood floors installed.

  • Ellie Davis says:

    It’s interesting to know that hardwood floors will never go out of style and will provide several different options to choose from. My husband and I are thinking about remodeling our living room, and we are looking for advice to choose the right flooring materials. I will let him know about the benefits of hardwood flooring to help his decision.

  • I like what you said about getting wood floors to increase your home’s value. My wife and I would like to increase our home’s value. We’ll be sure to look into our options for professionals who can help us with this in the future.

  • Thank you for mentioning that there are lots of different styles to choose from and are durable since there are so many different kinds of stains and styles. My parents have been making upgrades one at a time in their new home. I think one of their next upgrades should be replacing carpet with hardwood flooring to make it easier to clean and also since it can last longer.

  • Ron Booker says:

    It’s awesome that getting a hardwood floor installed will offer a big perk to anyone looking into buying your home. This would be such a nice feature for someone like me that has 2 toddlers that love spilling. I’ll have to do some research and find the best flooring contractor to come and install the flooring for me.

  • My husband and I are planning to finish our basement next month, and we want it to include a small kitchen. We are thinking about installing hardwood for the floor of the kitchen area, and I didn’t realize there are so many benefits! Thank you for explaining that there are many different colors and styles of wood to choose from. This way we can find the perfect color to match with the contemporary style of our basement.

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