5 Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

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.


Long Lasting

  • 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!


Environmentally Friendly

  • 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
TypesOfWoodFloors-EngineeredExample_weblong-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.

Low Maintenance

  • 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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  1. Kendall Ryder on August 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I like that hardwood floors can be easy to clean. I have small children, and they are always spilling stuff on our carpet. It can be so hard to clean. I think wood floors would be the best option for us at this point!

  2. Marie Watson on September 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing the benefits of installing hardwood floors. You make a good point about how they are so long lasting. I have been trying to decide what flooring will be best for my home, and I really like that wood flooring doesn’t trap any toxins like carpet can. Hopefully, I can find a good contractor to speak further about my options.

  3. Kate Hansen on September 26, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I always though that I would never be able to own a home with hardwood floors. But I like that hardwood floors last a lot longer than carpet and can last through multiple generations. I bet having hardwood floors installed would increase the value of the house and would be well worth the money!

  4. Rosie Gaudet on October 12, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I like that wood flooring is better for the air quality in your home. I like that it can’t trap dust mites and debris like carpet can. If you have allergies, asthma, or some other breathing problem, it would probably be a great idea to get wood flooring in your home!

  5. Scott on November 4, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I like how you point out that hardwood floors will last a long time. I can understand why this would be important to know for those thinking about putting in new floors. My sister is thinking about buying a home that will need a new floor. She may consider looking into getting hardwood floor because it will last longer.

  6. Burt Silver on November 22, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    This is a great article, it answers many of my questions about wood flooring. I have wanted to have wood floors in my home for a long time and I am now just finally looking into the prospect. One thing I actually never thought about is how much they could increase the property value on the home. This must be because they age much better than carpet.

  7. Rockford Johnson on November 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I knew nothing about hardwood flooring before reading this article. It was cool to learn that hardwood flooring do not hold dust or dirt and can add value to your home. I hope this article can help to make our home more child-friendly for my nieces and nephews.

  8. Marie Watson on January 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing some of the benefits of hardwood floors. I like that they are so long lasting. It is also nice that timber is an environmentally friendly material. I have been trying to figure out what kind of flooring to put in my new house, and I think I will have to look further into using wood.

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  10. Olivia Nelson on February 28, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I like your comment on how hardwood flooring does not hold dust and dirt. I would imagine that if you have allergies it would be a big benefit to have hardwood floors because of this fact. My husband has pretty bad dust allergies so when we renovate our home maybe we should convert rooms to more hardwood flooring.

  11. John on February 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I like how the article mentions that hardwood floors add home value to your property. What percentage of return on investment would hardwood floor installation have? I’m curious since my wife and I have been considering replacing the carpet in our home with hardwood.

  12. Kyle Winters on March 31, 2017 at 1:49 am

    One of the big reasons to go with hardwood flooring is the value it can add to your home. After all, hardwood flooring is incredibly beautiful if refinished correctly. This can make it into a major selling point if you’re trying to move.

  13. Kyle Johnson on April 5, 2017 at 12:38 am

    We are planning on selling our home soon. It was cool to read that hardwood flooring can help to ensure that your indoor air quality is good. I hope that this article can help us to make a good first impression when people first walk into our home.

  14. Lillian Schaeffer on April 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I like how you mentioned that hardwood floors are longer lasting than carpet. My husband and I recently moved into a new house, and we’re going to be doing some renovations, so we’re trying to decide on what kind of flooring to put in. It would be nice to not have to worry about replacing it for a long time, so maybe we could put in hardwood.

  15. Troy Blackburn on April 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    That’s very interesting that indoor air quality is much better with wood floors. I’ve heard, too, that wood floors can do a much better job of keeping your home cooler during the summer months without having to use as much AC. I’ll be sure to remember these benefits as my wife and I try to decide if we want to do wood floors in our newly-remodeled home.

  16. kyle johnson on May 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Reading this article has taught me a lot about hardwood flooring. It was interesting to learn that this type of flooring can help you to have a floor that can last a long time and through multiple generations. I hope this article can withstand the many years of foot traffic to come.

  17. Rachel Lannister on June 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for the terrific read. In the article you wrote that timber flooring is an excellent option as they don’t hold dust, dirts, mites or pesky crud. I’ve been wanting to put some new flooring in my kitchen, and was wondering what kind of material I should use. My daughter has some asthma issues, so this would be the perfect fit as she would be able to breathe easier.

  18. Scott Adams on June 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I love that you talked about wood flooring being healthier for people with allergies. I have been wanting to get new floor, because my daughter seems to be allergic to something in the old carpet. I’ve been looking at different options and I’ll probably choose hardwood. Thanks for the information!

  19. Gloria Durst on June 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I like how you say that your air quality is better with wood flooring. It would make sense that if you have allergies this would be a good flooring option. Myh son and I both have allergies, so maybe we’ll have to install wood floors in our next remodel.

  20. Sandra Hexner on June 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    We just bought a new home that has old hardwood floors. We want to be able to refinish them as soon as possible. My husband and I do like to choose more environmentally friendly options and had no idea that hardwood floors would even provide better air quality. I have allergy problems and love that you mentioned that they even helps allergy sufferers. Thanks for all these great details and now I’m even more excited to get them refinished!

  21. Annika Larson on July 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    My husband and I are planning on remodeling our kitchen soon. We are thinking of replacing the floors with hardwood, but want to make sure this will be a beneficial investment for our home. Like you said, hardwood floors last through multiple generations making it worth the initial investment.

  22. Caden Dahl on August 25, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for pointing out that hardwood makes for safe and clean floors. My wife and I are going to be doing quite a few renovations in our house, and we’re trying to decide what kind of floors we want. We have a few small kids, so maybe hardwood would be a good option for us since it’s clean and safe.

  23. Savannah Phillips on October 24, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Very useful informations! These floors are a healthy choice for interior environments. It has no fibers, grout lines, or embossing that can trap dust, pollen, particles, animal dander, and allergens that occur with carpets. They are the best choice of flooring with allergy sufferers and contribute to healthier indoor air quality.

  24. Marina Wellis on November 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The new house that we bought is currently under renovation, and among the things that I want to redo is the flooring. I was actually considering the use of wooden flooring before I saw your article. It was amazing how you said that wooden floors are not only resistant to bacteria, they are also good at resisting spills and stains. I feel like my idea was supported. Thanks a lot!

  25. Amanda Drew on November 9, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I like how you say that hardwood floors won’t hold things like mites or dirt. That would be especially good for me and my son because we both are really allergic to dust. My front room and hallways both have carpet, and I think that I would like a change from that, especially if it will help our allergies. I’ll have to find someone who can put in hardwood flooring.

  26. Allen Stillinger on November 29, 2017 at 4:29 am

    It was really nice when you mentioned in a part of this article that there is no need to remove hardwood flooring in case there’s a need to redecorate because they have the special ability to be refinished for a new style. We’re having a new home constructed at the next town, and my father was asking me about my preference in terms of the flooring. At first, I was confused as to how to decide, now I’m pretty sure about what I wan because of this article. Thanks!

  27. Jaque Christo on December 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you for the 5 benefits of hardwood flooring. I definitely like that hardwood flooring lasts a long time if properly maintained. it also looks absolutely amazing in my opinion. I will pass this along to a friend so he can decide if he wants to get it for his home.

  28. Angela Hall on January 10, 2018 at 10:46 am

    I needed this tips thanks for sharing.

  29. Taylor Bishop on January 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for helping me learn more about hardwood flooring. I actually didn’t know that this type of floor could potentially last hundreds of years with maintenance care. It definitely sounds important to make sure you understand what this maintenance includes and how often it should be done, especially if it can help a floor last for this long.

  30. Ryan David on January 27, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Flooring is one of important part which can increase the beauty of your home. There are different types of flooring options such as: hardwood, laminate, vinyl, carpet flooring etc. But many people prefer hardwood flooring as this type of flooring has several benefits such as: installation process of this type of flooring is easy, this type of flooring requires less maintenance. And in your blog you really give the best tips for hardwood flooring and that’s really helpful to others.

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