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Hardwood flooring is a good choice for main living areas, dens and offices in homes that do not have heavy foot traffic or active pets. Most hardwood floors will need to be refinished regularly and can be refinished 5-7 times before they have to be replaced. With a quality protective coating, and regular maintenance and cleaning, hardwood floors can look great for many years.
3 reasons to choose solid hardwood:
- You do not have an active household.
- You are not concerned about moisture.
- You don't mind regular maintenance and refinishing.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT:
Hardwood floors are durable if you do not have an active household. Hardwood is prone to scratching, denting, and scuffing, and will need to be refinished regularly.
Because it is real wood, hardwood flooring is affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity, so it is not ideal for basements, bathrooms, or kitchens.
Many people prefer the aged look of a hardwood floor, though over time the surface becomes dull, scratched, and water stained. Solid wood floors can be sanded and refinished multiple times, but the process can be expensive and messy.
Solid hardwood floors are milled out of a thick piece of lumber, putting a burden on our natural resources, but because they can be refinished instead of replaced, hardwood flooring is more environmentally friendly than carpet..
When it comes to installation, labor, and materials costs, wood flooring is one of the most expensive flooring options.
Use an angled broom or a microfiber mop head to collect pet hair and dust. Clean solid hardwood floors with hardwood-specific products. Use a mop occasionally for a deep clean, but avoid excessive moisture to ensure your solid hardwood doesn’t warp.
Carpet flooring can be tough on those with allergies or asthma. It traps dust, dander and other allergens that can make breathing difficult. Hardwood floors are easy to clan, and allergens can be removed quickly with a slightly damp mop.
Hardwood Floors Can Be Refinished
Solid hardwoods can be resurfaced and stained several times before they need to be replaced. Engineered wood floors can be refinished once. Keeping your hardwood floors in pristine condition can be done in a low-traffic household with weekly cleanings and occasional refinishing.
Is Solid Hardwood Right For You?
Solid hardwood can add value and beauty to your home but you need to make sure it is the right fit for your household. However, when it comes to versatility, flexibility, and durability, other flooring types have several advantages over hardwood. Which flooring is right for you will depend on the environment in your home, how much you are willing to spend on maintenance, and how many times you want to replace your floors in the future.