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One of the most common flooring types today is hardwood flooring. We do have a number of other options and products on the market specifically targeting the DIY crowd including laminate floors.
TYPES OF FLOORING
Laminate floors are intended to be a cost effective alternative option instead of hardwood and a lot of people who would normally just replace their carpet would use laminate as an upgrade instead of getting new carpet. With laminate flooring, you do sacrifice durability and overall lifespan, although it can be a great option in certain situations. There are also a number of vinyl plank and sheet vinyl flooring options, carpeting of course, cork flooring, bamboo and others. They all have their pros and cons and can all be great options in the right situation and for the right budget.
COST PER SQUARE FOOT
However, no matter what kind of flooring you’re talking about, in addition to performance, your cost per square foot is really the first thing you want to consider. The reality is that hardwood flooring runs $6-$7 per square foot. That might sound like a lot at first glance, but there are a lot of products out there now that are competing with that price point and the thing to realize is that those products aren’t even wood.
A lot of laminate products out there are marketed as “luxury products” and they’ve starting pushing up into the $5-$6 range. What most consumers don’t understand is that whether you are talking about wood, vinyl, or laminate, you are going to be in the same general price range after the install.
One of the cost savings you will find with hardwood is that it doesn’t require any kind of a subfloor material, so you can factor that into your overall all-in cost. All things considered, with hardwood, you end up with a pretty cost effective piece of flooring and it another benefit is that it already comes pre-finished.
With hardwood, you can pick whatever color you like. You can do that with any other flooring too, right? Sure, but with hardwood, you can come back 5, 10, 20, even 30 years from now and refinish the floor without a huge cost. All you have to do is sand it down and refinish it however you like without any removal or re-installation required. That’s not an option with any other type of flooring product!
Hardwood is a floor that will be here 100 years in the future, even when someone decides to cover it with carpet or laminate for some crazy reason. All said and done, hardwood flooring is an amazing option unless you are in a wet, moist area where the wood may be affected.
Because hardwood is such an amazing flooring option, homeowners continue to choose it as a go-to for a high-end and beautiful complement in their home or commercial space.
Below we’ve listed our 10 top benefits of hardwood flooring
1. Enhance the Look and Feel of a Room
Wood floors add a warmth that is impossible to get in any other type of flooring. Hardwood also adds a level to class and elegance that anchors you home and other finishes. As many homeowners comment, hardwood just makes room feel better and more inviting.
2. Low Maintenance & Ease of Cleaning
Many homeowners don’t realize how easy it is to keep hardwood floors clean! You can sweep hardwood floors, as well as steam-clean them or even vacuum them to remove accumulated dirt or debris. Imagine not having to clean your floors all that often, while still knowing that they are not accumulating dirt, dust, and other air quality hazards in the meantime. Another benefit is that anytime you spill something, you can just wipe it up and it doesn’t soak into a flooring like carpet.
3. Durable & Long-Lasting
As we mentioned above, hardwood flooring can literally last a lifetime. Even if it is not well-cared for or if it is covered with some other flooring in the future, you can almost always sand hardwood flooring down and refinish like-new. If you even take reasonable care not to abuse hardwood floors, they will last for decades.
4. Increase Home Value
Because wood floors are coveted by homeowners and home buyers, they are often willing to pay more for a home with hardwood already installed than they would with traditional carpeting. Carpet accumulates so much dirt, dust and dander that sophisticated buyers will not be as likely to want a home with carpet. As more people are aware of allergy issues, they are looking for cleaner environments to live in and hardwood floors offer that benefit. In the end, any extra cost for hardwood will pay off in joy of use and by increasing value when you sell your home.
5. Air Quality
Hardwood floors do not trap dust, animal or human dander, or other common allergens that carpeting attracts like a magnet. Laminate also harbors more dirt, dust and grime in the groove and grout lines present throughout the surface area. This makes hardwood flooring an outstanding option for anyone who desires to improve indoor air quality due to health concerns or a desire to breathe cleaner air.
6. Attractive in All Décor
Wood flooring is extremely versatile in pairing with almost any interior design theme you can imagine. No matter what your taste in color and finishings for wall, countertops and fixtures, hardwood floors go with almost everything and look amazing too!
Hardwood flooring also offers many options for colors, natural patterns, and types of wood to choose from. These floors bring the look and feel of nature into your home, creating a calm and soothing environment that adds character and class to your home.
Because hardwood floors are easy to maintain and are durable, they can reduce your cost of ownership over the lifetime of the floor. Less maintenance and cleaning saves money weekly, monthly and yearly, while deferring the need to replace the flooring far into the future means that saving will be much greater over time.
8. Wood Doesn’t Degrade
Most of the time, carpets will start to show some wear within the first couple of years of use, especially in high-traffic areas. The color will begin to fade and the carpet will start to look beat-down in a relatively short period of time while hardwood will hold its color and luster for decades to come. Although hardwood may get scratched or dinged, these can almost always be repaired to keep the flooring looking as good as new.
As we mentioned above, hardwood flooring offers the versatility to be refinished at any time and with little expense or effort compared to fully replacing another type of flooring. No other type of flooring offers this type of flexibility and this is a huge benefit that cannot be underestimated. As styles and color tastes change, you or a future owner can change a hardwood floor to meet the needs of the homeowner.
10. Better Acoustics & Soundproofing
Hardwood floors are also a huge improvement to the acoustics within a room. This is because the wood absorbs hollow sounds or vibrations that often occur in open spaces. This is why you find hardwood so prominently in nearly dance and music studios. Although hardwood floors produce more noise if you are tromping across them in your heels, they are actually much more acoustically pleasant than any other type of flooring available.
Is Hardwood Flooring the Best Choice for You?
If you are considering replacing another type of flooring, hardwood are a great choice to keep on your list. They offer many benefits and few drawbacks. They will last for generations with minimal cleaning or other maintenance and will pay for themselves through years of enjoyment and increasing the resale value of your home.
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