There are many floor installation materials to choose from but all-in-all, hardwood is one of the most popular. According to a recent Houzz survey, hardwood makes up about a third of all residential floors floors, with 47% of homeowners indicating they prefer hardwood. Moreover, 90% of homeowners in the same survey claimed they prefer hardwood in their kitchens. Hardwood flooring installation is definitely on the rise. For a variety of reasons, homeowners can’t seem to get enough of hardwood in at least some part of their homes.
You may be asking yourself, “What are the benefits of hardwood installation?” Glad that you asked! Here are three major reasons why homeowners install hardwood as their floors:
Hardwood is Good For the Environment: Hardwood floors are natural and (with some minor exceptions) perfectly recyclable. As a result, they are better for the environment. If you ever have to remove part (of all) of your hardwood floor, it is much easier and environmentally-sound to dispose of than other, non-organic flooring materials.
It Raises the Value of Your House: The National Association of REALTORS found that more than 50% of all home buyers are open to paying more for a house if it has hardwood floors. The return on investment on hardwood floor projects are very favorable — especially come selling time!
It’s Better For Allergies: Other floor types such as carpet and wool tend to collect more dust, dirt, and allergens, which spells trouble for homeowners with allergies or who are otherwise sensitive to particles. That is why some homeowners with allergies choose hardwood floors: not only does it look phenomenal but it collects less allergens!
There are other benefits of hardwood installation, of course, but no matter what, hardwood installation companies are there to provide everything you need for your flooring project. For more information, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.