If you are buying good quality properly sourced hardwood floors made by reputable manufacturers that The Hardwood Flooring Store only deals with, then hardwood floors can actually improve the quality of life in your home. If you buy from other less reputable stores like Lumber Liquidators, then you are never certain to get what you pay for and as they have proven, the floors can be bad for your health.
But when you install good hardwood floors they can actually improve the quality of air within your home. Carpets are hiding grounds for dust, dirt, pollen, mites, pet urine, mildew and other irritants that cause respiratory difficulties and that are so harmful to those suffering from allergies or asthma. Properly maintained hardwood floors are extremely resistant to the penetration of irritants and are extremely easy to clean up on a weekly basis or daily after spills or pet mishaps. In fact, many lung and allergy specialists will often recommend installing hardwood floors in the home to improve symptoms.
Twenty years after installing your hardwood floors they still look good. That’s because hardwood floors are a natural product and can be easily maintained and should they get damaged, they are incredibly easy to repair.
If carpet get damaged you most likely will need to replace it. If tile get damaged you need to replace it with new ones (and let’s hope you kept some of the leftover tiles!). If vinyl floors are in your home then you are already thinking of replacing them. Let’s be clear other than concrete floors, hardwood floors are the only flooring that can easily be repair and that actually get better with age.
Hardwood flooring prices vary depending on what it is you want. However, a high quality wall-to-wall carpet costs more than most of the hardwood flooring products sold at The Hardwood Flooring Stores. Looking at flooring as a purchase that will last for generations with proper maintenance, it is clearly a better value. Once hardwood flooring is laid down it doesn’t require expensive steam cleaning and may only need an inexpensive re-coating after a generation of use (depending on wear and tear). Comparing this to carpeting which needs expensive deep cleaning every year or two and replacing after only a few years, hardwood is obviously the better value and much less expensive in the long term.
The choice is clear. Hardwood flooring is the best option to go with for your new home or your renovation project. Come down to the Hardwood Flooring Store to discover all the options available to you and one of our associates can help guide you to the perfect choice.