Hardwood floors have become a trendy choice for many homeowners and commercial use because of its appealing look. It is available in a variety of options, but it may be expensive. It is a one-time investment since the benefits of hardwood flooring outweigh the initial cost.
They require low maintenance, safe and are easy to clean. It is simple to install them; you can do it by yourself if you are capable of doing it or you can call a hardwood flooring company that can effortlessly install your flooring.
Many homeowners have started opting for hardwood floors because of the benefits that are discussed below:
They are Safe and Clean
Hardwood floors are cleaner than any other flooring. When comparing hardwood flooring and carpet, a good amount of debris and dust gets absorbed into the fibre of the carpet. With hardwood floors, there is no chance of sticking of dirt, making
a safer and healthier environment.
Requires Low Maintenance
Hardwood floors are costlier than carpets, but they require less maintenance. Their surfaces are sealed with a protective layer of finish which makes them stain-resistant.
Another benefit of installing a hardwood floor is that they can be easily repaired and refinished. You will only have to replace a hardwood floor if it gets damaged, scraped, dented in a traffic area due to high pressure. But this happens rarely.
Easy to Install
Hardwood floors are easily installed and take less time. With apartments with concrete subfloors, engineered flooring offers an installation advantage. They can be floated over an underlay that is they can be glued directly to concrete.
In contrast, solid wood floors can be installed over plywood that raises the height of the floor and interfere with marginally reduced ceiling height and existing doors.
Wide Range of Finishes and Colours
Hardwood flooring is available in unfinished and pre-finished formats. A pre-finished floor comes with protective layers, and once it is installed, it will be ready to use.
Whereas, an unfinished floor needs to installed first, and then the protective layer is added on it. This allows you to add oils, lacquers and specific colours to achieve the desired finish.
Different species of wood vary in colours from dark to light, but you can add stains and colours to offer particular shades such as grey and white.
Long Life and Aesthetically Pleasing
A good quality hardwood floor lasts for decades if installed carefully and maintained properly. The only thing you must check is to repolish and to finish as after a few years it loses its lustre and shine. Therefore, it can be refinished and sanded to restore its attractiveness.
These floors give your house an elegant and timeless appeal that adds warmth, beauty and character to your property. They make your home look tidy and aesthetic by adding value to it.
Easy to Match Your Interior
There is a wide variety of flooring species with different colours, finishes and styles. You can select the one that matches your interior, or you can go for adding colours in flooring to match it.