Hardwood floors are becoming a popular flooring choice among home owners because they are unmatched for their lifelong beauty, value and durability. With many styles, colors, sizes and finishes, hardwood floors are a perfect compliment for any home decor.
Wood floors are inexpensive to purchase and install and they will add value to your home. They are a great investment because they will last for many years and increase in value along with your house. It's no wonder that hardwood floors are the most desired flooring type for new home construction and remodeling.
It's very easy to keep your hardwood floors looking beautiful for years to come. Along with basic sweeping and vacuuming, be sure that the floors are protected from scratches and moisture. Area rugs and floor protectors work great on hardwood. It's a good idea to use a hardwood floor cleaning product as part of your routine maintenance. Many wood floors come with long warranties, so refinishing may be an option if your floor becomes damaged or scratched.
Unlike other types of flooring, hardwood comes from a sustainable, natural resource. The timber for most wood floors is cut from carefully monitored forests. This ensures that the resources will be available for years to come. Local, abundant choices of hardwood include oak and rustic pine (with pine being one of the most economical options).
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, hardwood flooring can contribute to a healthy home environment. Wood floors lead to better air quality because they don't harbor mold or dust mites, which is great news for the 35 million Americans living with allergies.