Advantages of Hardwood Floors

Jul 25th, 2010No Comments

Hardwood floors offer many advantages over other types of floors commonly found in America’s homes.

The biggest advantage of hardwood floors is its sheer beauty.  Carpets can be “nice”, but the variety of beautiful wood available for hardwood floors will take your breath away.  Red Oak, White Oak, American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, and Maple, are just some of the possibilities.  The only difficulty is choosing one over the others.

Hardwood floors have a lifespan that cannot well beyond any other type of flooring.  Carpets wear out after a few years and laminates are limited to less than 20 years, but hardwood floors can last upwards of 100 years.  In fact, some hardwood floors have been around for centuries.

The lifespan of a hardwood floor versus other flooring is helped by its ease of maintenance.  Linoleum and carpet are relatively easy to damage and difficult to repair without complete replacement.  Hardwood floors are resistant to most kinds of damage and can often be repaired by simply replacing a few boards or refinishing the wood.

An important consideration for many people is the environmental impact of our daily lives.  Hardwood floors use a renewable resource, last for years, and are recyclable when they are finally replaced many years down the road.

Stain resistance is another advantage of hardwood floors.  The finish on the wood repels stains, unlike carpet, which stains easily and is difficult, if not impossible, to remove stains from.

The look and feel of hardwood flooring will also add something special to your big events.    Family reunions and weddings and events gain an extra touch of style with hardwood floors, according to the top Outer Banks Wedding Photographers.

One final advantage to consider is the fact that hardwood floors increase the value of your home.  If you might be looking to sell your home in the future, hardwood floors can be a deal clincher.  A new carpet certainly does not have the same effect.

Call CK Custom Kitchens today to discuss hardwood floor possibilities for your Outer Banks home.

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