Wood floors offer a timeless look that can change the entire feel of your home. Even with the many different flooring options now available, the look of real wood floors really can’t be matched. However, even if you dream of hardwood floors, you may be wondering if they’re really the right choice for you. That’s why we’ve put together a list of six benefits to choosing hardwood flooring to help you get one step closer to your dreams of beautiful wood floors.
Nothing beats the overall look of wood floors. No matter what kind of wood flooring you choose or what stain you decide on, wood floors add warmth and character to any space. Wood floors are one of the simplest ways to create a unique, elegant space that just feels like home.
One of the best investments you can make in your home is wood flooring. Because solid wood floors can be more expensive and last longer than other flooring options, it’s a highly sought-after investment to inherit. In comparison to carpet, wood floors look and feel cleaner to new home buyers, which can also encourage buyers to pay more for homes with wood flooring.
Wood flooring is durable and can last for decades with proper care. Because solid wood floors can be refinished, you can add years or even decades to the life of your floors without the expense of completely replacing them. Refinishing also gives you the opportunity to refresh the feel of your home in just a few easy steps.
Wood floors just tend to feel cleaner than carpet. If you’ve experienced both hardwood floors and carpets, you know how much easier it is to take care of wood floors. Not only is everyday cleaning more simple, but spills are a lot less stressful when they happen on wood floors than on carpet.
The materials in your home emit gases known as Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs. VOCs are found in many standard household products and materials, including your flooring. One way to reduce VOCs in your home is to choose natural materials over synthetic alternatives. Using wood products in your home can positively affect your nervous system, productivity levels, stress, and breathing.
Wood floors aren’t just good for your family’s health, they’re also good for the health of the forest and our planet. Wood products are renewable and sustainable, sequestering carbon throughout the entirety of their product lifecycle. By choosing wood products and supporting the timber industry, you are helping create lasting, healthy forests, which in turn creates better air quality, water quality, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat.
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