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Are you trying to decide on the perfect flooring option for your home? Whether it is a new-build or a renovation project, the flooring choice you make has a big impact on how your home looks and feels. Here are some advantages of choosing hardwood floors.
One of the big reasons to choose any floor option is because you like it. However, hardwood floors are also timeless and will keep their beautiful appeal for future buyers. Just look at historic homes from the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of them had hardwood floors that were elegant and practical. Today’s buyers still often prefer hardwood to other flooring materials, proving that it is a choice that never goes out of style.
While floor styles may change and dark hardwood may be in style one season and a lighter choice be preferred another time, they hold their value better than other floor options. If a new color of hardwood is in style, all you have to do is sand your floor and re-stain it the new color. Even though it does take some work, it is not as complicated or as costly as laying new tile or even removing carpet and buying a new kind.
Hardwood floors complement both traditional and modern architecture and interior design. They can fit with any style and color scheme.
People with allergy problems often prefer hardwood floors to carpet because it doesn’t harbor the allergens that cause problems. Just mop up pet hair and dander from hardwood as part of your routine to keep your home allergen-free.
Spills and messes are also easier to clean up with hardwood floors than with carpet. With the new hardwood choices, they have a hard seal that prevents most spills from seeping through and staining the wood.
More Value for the Money
While some hardwood flooring options may cost more, you won’t have to replace them for many years, if ever. With the right care, this may be the only purchase you will ever have to make. Carpet wears out and even tile can get broken or cracked over time. Even with scratches on the hardwood, you can just sand it and stain it. Most of the time, you won’t even have to worry about that.
If money is a primary concern in your flooring budget, think about how it adds value to your home. Carpet doesn’t add much in the way of value, especially if it isn’t new. However, hardwood floors can help you get a better price for your home. And if you are installing them over another type of flooring, you will actually increase your home’s worth in many instances.
If you weigh the advantages of hardwood floors against other flooring options, you will see that they win out in most cases. Take the time to check out the available styles and options that you can install in your home. One look and you are sure to be hooked. When you see the advantages of hardwood flooring, you won’t want anything else. Continue reading more tips about hardwood floor installation and caring.