What flooring material should I choose to replace the current flooring in my home? Should I continue with the same material, or choose another material? If I want something different this time, then what can that be – hardwood, laminate, tiles, vinyl, or bamboo? Are you wrestling with these questions in your mind and unable to make your choice? We would suggest you consider hardwood. Though it will cost you a little more, the advantages of it will make up for the extra money you will invest in it. In this blog, we are going to discuss some great benefits of hardwood flooring. Read them and you will easily discover the reason why we recommend this to be the right bet for your home.
Hardwood will make your home a more hygienic place. If you choose carpet as a flooring choice then dust and debris will stick to it when somebody walks on it. Moreover, your carpet absorbs moisture, so gradually, there will be a dust and debris buildup deep into the carpet. Removing the dust and debris from the carpet will not be easy for you, even though you vacuum. Despite your best efforts, they will not leave the carpet completely. So, you will have to request that visitors to your home leave their footwear at the entrance. On the other hand, if you have a hardwood floor, the dirt and debris will have no place to hide, and you can remove them easily, quickly and effectively. Therefore, you won’t have to worry so much about dirt being tracked in.
Cleaning hardwood is quite hassle-free. You are not supposed to do anything more than wiping and vacuuming. Moreover, you don’t need to do it daily. You can clean the floor as needed. On the other hand, if you have carpet in your home, you have to take care not to get it dirty. Plus, you have to clean it deeply on a regular basis to avoid dust and debris buildup deep into the carpet.
An important point, if you have a child in your home and that child makes drawings on the floor or spills tea or coffee on the floor, you need not worry about it because that can also be easily removed by mopping the floor.
Unlike carpet, laminate, and vinyl, hardwood can be refinished. So, once you become bored of seeing the same appearance of the floor, you are getting your home remodeled, or your floor has lost its shine, you can get your floor refinished. The most interesting fact is, there is no you can do it more than one or two times. You can have it done until it is not possible anymore, depending on the thickness of the wood.
Hardwood flooring adds a class to your home. It adds a great feel, look, and appeal to your home. An important point to consider here is, there are so many options available when it comes to wood. For example, maple, oak, cherry, and cedar. The hardwood flooring is available in many great colors and designs, so you can make your choice based on the style of your home and your budget.
Hardwood flooring adds value to your property. If you want to sell your property and you have several years old hardwood floors in your home, then get it refinished and the value of your property will automatically increase.
Hardwood floors have a long lifespan. If you care for them properly, they will serve you for more than 25-30 years. If your hardwood floor ever gets scratches or dents, you need not worry about them because they can be repaired. Moreover, if any section of the floor is damaged, then you need not change the whole floor, but the damaged section only.
We have discussed so many benefits of hardwood, but it is also important to discuss one of its major drawbacks, which is that water exposure can damage it. So, this floor is not recommended for high-moisture places in your home such as your bathroom. However, you can confidently choose hardwood flooring for other rooms in your home. There are ways to protect your hardwood floor from incidental water damage in other rooms of your home.
Here are some for you:
Get your plumbing inspected
Before installing your hardwood floor, you should call in a professional plumber to inspect your plumbing. If there is a leakage in any pipe, or there is any pipe which is on the way out, the plumber will fix it. Why should you get your plumbing inspected before installing flooring in your home? The straightforward answer is, in several cases, leakages in pipes have damaged the floor.
Take Care of Sealing
Sealants, such as wax and polyurethane shield your hardwood floor from water damage. An important fact to know here is, sealants don’t provide permanent protection to your floor. They only give a protection layer. If a liquid spills on your hardwood floor, you should immediately wipe it up, not allow it to sit for long periods of time.
If you still have any questions regarding making hardwood flooring Vancouver your choice, then call us. We will answer every question of yours and let you know why you should choose it for your home.