Any time is the right time to choose hardwood flooring for your home. It has been said that hardwood went out of style years ago, but that simply isn’t true. If it were, why would some of the top rated types of flooring, including laminate and luxury vinyl, be mimicking the look of real solid hardwood?
The fact is, hardwood is just as viable a flooring choice as it’s always been. It’s even been known to increase the market resale value of a home when it’s put up on the market for resale. Additionally, the durability of solid wood means that you won’t have to replace it for many years to come.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of real wood flooring:
While there are some specific cleaners you need to use if you’re cleaning a major spill or stain, hardwood is fairly easy to keep clean overall. In many instances a simple dust mop and regular damp mopping will do the trick.
Another way to make sure your hardwood floors stay cleaner longer is to put well placed area rugs or runners in certain areas. The best place is any area leading from outside onto your wood floors. This includes right inside an entry door, between the foyer and your wood floor, and anywhere else where dirt and debris might be carried in.
The manufacturing process of hardwood floors means that they are much more durable than they have ever been. They can stand up to a great deal of foot traffic and are great for spaces where traffic is high. Again, if they are finished and sealed, the durability can be greatly increased, even to resisting of stains, surface scuffs and scratches.
In the event that you find that your floor has been dented or scratched in some way, you have the option of having the floor refinished. In this process, your floor is sanded down to the next layer so that it looks just like brand new. It can then be refinished and no one will ever be the wiser.
If you are in the areas of Belton, Temple, Killeen, Salado, or Harker Heights, SurfaceSource Design Center would love to assist you in your flooring search. Simply stop by our showroom in Belton, TX to see all our hardwood flooring choices.