When it comes to flooring, there are a lot of options to pick from; cork, stone, wood, carpet, linoleum, and Marmoleum to name a few. But when it comes to choosing your flooring for your home or office there are a lot of factors to consider. Hardwood floors are a classic choice that provides many benefits over the other options both in functionality and also in aesthetics. Here are a few examples of the pros for hardwood flooring.
Cleaning and Durability
If you are flooring a home, you have to consider the longterm effects of your flooring choice. Owning a hardwood floor means an easier cleanup in day-to-day life. A hardwood floor is a must for a family with young children or pets. When it comes to cleaning up messes, wood floors have their competition beat. Not only are hardwood floors easy to clean, but they are also designed to be durable. Compared to carpeting, hardwood floor doesn’t absorb stains, wear down easily, or need to be washed to get rid of odors.
Increase Home Value
Another benefit of owning a hardwood floor is that it increases home value when selling your home. Because hardwood floors are easier to maintain than other flooring options they add a lot of value to a house. Many agents recommend installing hardwood floors in order to increase your home value.
Save Money On Heat
Another factor you may not think about when figuring out what type of flooring is best is how flooring effects heating bills. Hardwood floors are conductors and have a higher thermal mass, meaning that they absorb heat and stay warm longer than tile or even carpet. This also works in the summer as well because hardwood floors will remain cool longer because of their thermal mass. Year-round a hardwood floor saves money on air conditioning and heating bills.
Of course one of the most important factors when it comes to any choices you make for your home is that you like the way it looks. With dozens of species and finishes to choose from you can customize your floor to fit your room’s aesthetic and compliment your furniture.
Contact Central Mass Hardwood
Between saving money, increasing home value, and having durable easy to clean floors there are many practical reasons to install a hardwood floor. Hardwood floors are stylistically versatile and can enhance a room. When it comes to installing a new hardwood floor, we here at Central Mass Hardwood Inc. are happy to help with every step of the process. Contact us today to learn more!