Wood & Laminant Flooring
A hardwood floor can be a beautiful addition to any home. Hardwood floors are a long-lasting product known for
both its natural beauty and also durability. In addition, its affordable, easy to keep up, good for the
environment, and also healthier for you than some flooring.
Not only are hardwood floors affordable, but they can also add value to your home if you are trying to sell it.
In fact, as your home increases in value, so does the floor. A hardwood floor is very sought after in a buyers
market, as well as in home remodeling.
A hardwood floor can be very easy to maintain. Routine maintenance may be a little more than just the sweeping
and vacuuming that you are used to, especially since you have to make sure to protect it from moisture and also
heavy traffic areas that may become scratched. Maintenance is as simple as using an area rug where traffic is
heaviest, and/or floor protectors on all furniture. The use of a hardwood floor cleaner is key to making sure it
stays as beautiful as the day it was installed.
The EPA, or environmental protection agency, has stated that the quality of your indoor air can be a top threat.
But, a hardwood floor can help you to maintain a healthier living environment.
Hardwood floors do not harbor such things as dust mites or mold. This helps to create a better quality of air in
your home, alleviating symptoms for those who suffer from different types of allergies.
Also, hardwood floors can help to avoid the accumulation any artificial substances, such as pesticides. A study
recently conducted by the EPA found that pesticides used in both homes and gardens can accumulate on surfaces such
as floors, but hardwood floors can reduce that.
The selection/variety of hardwood floors are great and choosing one can be tough. There are many types of
species, colors, and grains to choose from. Today’s manufacturing technology allows for different stains and
finishes, sizes, and also styles, colors, and finished. Although red oak natural and maple natural are the most
popular, darker colors are great for formal interiors and lighter colors are great for a more casual look.
Make sure you choose a hardwood floor that not only compliments your home and décor, but you will also be happy
with for a long time.
Laminate wood flooring is a great option to typical hardwood floors. One great characteristic about laminate
flooring is that it is scratch resistant and more durable than real wood while providing a similar look to real
Laminate wood flooring comes in a variety of different colors and textures, mainly in the range of yellows,
reds, and browns and comes in a variety of prices.