Weighing the Pros and Cons of Hardwood Floor Installation?
Well look no further. The experts here at Eko Flooring&Woodwork have compiled a sweet and simple list of benefits. Whether you are a contractor looking to educate your clients, an interior designer deciding which flooring is best for your latest design scape or a home owner ready for a change, this list is a great resource.
- Unlike carpet flooring, whose color can fade in time, the color in the hardwood floor will remain the same for a long time.
- Hardwood Floors last through multiple generations. Depending on the type, they can last into the hundreds of years range with proper maintenance and care.
- There is no need to remove and replace the hardwood flooring when trying to change the décor or moving into a new place. Hardwood floors have the rare ability to be refinished for a new style, look and design!
- Indoor air quality is better with wood floors.
- It has no fibers, grout lines or embossing that can trap dust, pollen, particles, animal dander and allergens that occur with carpets.
- Tests by leading allergists have proven that wood flooring provides a healthier environment for these allergy sufferers
Safe and Clean
- Other types of flooring like Carpet can cause harmful health effects like lead poisoning, birth defects, and asthma irritation.
- Hardwood floors are eco and health friendly because they don’t hold on to dust, dirt, mites or pesky crud.
- Vacuums can hold harmful bacteria like salmonella for up to two months and release toxins while cleaning. Hardwood Floors are cleaned simply by sweeping, wiping or moping with natural products.
Adds Home Value
Hardwood floors increase the value of your property. It is a great
long-term investment that is a proven benefit to resale value, exceeding the initial installation cost of the floors. Real estate professionals cite a faster rate of sale and higher prices at the time of resale for homes with hardwood floors.
- Bacteria, dust and dirt do not embed themselves in wood flooring, as they do in other flooring options. Simple regular maintenance—such as dustmopping, sweeping, or vacuuming—keeps wood floors dust-free.
- Hardwood floors are much more resistant to spills and stains than carpet and linoleum which is known to bubble up.
- Don’t forget that unlike carpeting and vinyl, hard wood floors can be refinished rather than replaced when the finish has worn out.
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