For some people, floor textures are just something they stand on. At Carpet Connection, we know how important selecting the right materials and patterns can be, which is why we try to provide our clients with as much information as possible to help with their decision-making process. From hardwood flooring to carpet installation, we can do it all.
Whether you’re building a new home from scratch, moving from one to another, or simply considering home improvement renovations, choosing the right floor materials is an important decision. For many that decision ultimately ends with wood floor materials being the answer. In fact, one recent Houzz survey found that hardwood flooring covered 34% of participants’ homes, and 47% said they favored some kind of hardwood flooring in their homes.
Hardwood floors are a great option for virtually any room in the house, but here are a couple things to keep in mind about them.
- Cost and Time: Some people jump into new flooring projects without putting much thought into what all will go into it. Hardwood floors are high-quality options, but they will also take a little time and money to successfully install. This isn’t meant to scare anyone away from them, just keep this in mind when scheduling a project.
- Damage and Maintenance: One of the only downsides to hardwood flooring is that dirt and other substances brought in from kids, pets, and everyday use can have a negative impact on the surface. Scratches from things like moving furniture can also be costly. For these reasons, hardwood might not be the best choice for a young child’s play room, for example. It’s also a reason why it’s a good idea to invest in an extra coat or two of polyurethane finish as needed.
- Repair and Restoration: One of the best parts of hardwood is that it’s not only incredibly easy to clean things up off of it, but it can also eventually be sanded down to be made like new again. Most experts say you can sand down a quality wood floor between five and eight times throughout its life.