The Value of Hardwood Floors

When it comes to flooring, there is no shortage of options. That being the case, why are hardwood floors so popular?

Value

Hardwood flooring is timeless, durable, stylish, and can add to the resale value of your home. It comes in a wide variety of styles, colors and timber types to complement any home or décor.

Cost-Effective

Unlike carpet, which needs to be replaced every 5-7 years on average, hardwood floors can last a lifetime…and beyond. While the upfront costs of hardwood floors are typically more expensive than carpet, in the long run it is a more cost-effective option.

When compared to the cost of stone, tile and other hard surfaces, the installed cost per square foot of hardwood floors is generally lower.

Allergy-Resistant

Hardwood flooring is a great option for those who suffer with allergies or asthma. It doesn’t harbor dust mites, mold, dander and allergens the way carpet does. Many doctors recommend replacing carpet with hardwood in the homes of children with asthma.

Low Maintenance

Hardwood floors are easy to keep clean and maintain. Cleaning spilled food and drinks off hardwood flooring is a breeze compared with carpeting, which can stain. It is also much easier to clean up dirt and mud from your shoes, as well as pet hair.

Environmentally Friendly

Hardwood floors are the most environmentally friendly flooring material available. Harvesting trees has minimal environmental impact, and hardwood floors us less water and energy to produce than any other flooring option.

The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that air quality is improved with wood floors.

Due to an industry-wide commitment to sustainable forest management, there is a 90% increase in the amount of standing hardwoods in the United States since 1953.

Wood flooring can last hundreds of years and won’t need to be replaced as often as other flooring options, using fewer raw materials, energy and natural resources.

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