There are many flooring options out there. From carpet to hardwood floor and tile, you can find flooring options that fit your family, lifestyle, and needs. Carpet is generally a good choice if you have kids, especially when they are young and tend to topple over more often than not. Laundry rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and other rooms that see a great deal of foot traffic and moisture are better off with vinyl flooring. And hardwood flooring is a great options to add luxurious style to your home.
If you have lived with carpeting in your home for a majority of your life, you know how easily it can begin to look worn out, especially with dogs and kids in high traffic areas. Carpeting is great for some areas of your home, like bedrooms and family rooms, but the look of hardwood flooring could give your home the warmth and beauty it needs to show off its true potential. Hardwood flooring is a special type of flooring and can truly change the look and feel of your home.
At Paul Evans Carpet & Flooring, we offer many different types of flooring options, in-stock and ready to be installed in your home. Our hardwood flooring is gorgeous and offers many different looks, styles, and colors, allowing you to get the look you want. With dark woods, light woods, hickory, maple, and many more options, you are sure to find something that will match your home’s design, style, and colors.
But why should you pick hardwood flooring over other flooring options? It really is a personal preference and depends on the room in your home your are adding new flooring to and your lifestyle. But if you are on the fence about which flooring options to choose, this blog can help! In this blog we will go over the benefits of hardwood flooring as well as discuss some things to consider before placing your order.
The first thing you need to know is that Paul Evans Carpet & Flooring offers two different types of hardwood flooring: solid wood and engineered wood. Solid wood is exactly what it sounds like—solid wood throughout and made up of many different species of wood. Solid wood comes in stripes, wider planks, or random width planks. Solid wood can be refinished many times, allowing you to keep it looking fresh and new. However, it should not be installed in areas where water is present, like the bathroom or laundry room. Engineered wood is prefinished and comes in wider planks and is less affected by moisture. This flooring type can often be installed in a kitchen over the old flooring.
No matter which hardwood flooring option you select, you will experience many different benefits.
First of all, hardwood flooring offers a beautiful and luxurious look. It looks elegant, adds warmth, and can give your home a more sophisticated touch. With so many different options to choose from, you can create a look that is unique and adds a different touch of style to your home.
Lighter woods make your home seem more inviting and homey. They can also make you home appear bigger. Depending on the wood color, the flooring can also give your home an earthy and exotic feel. Light wood also shows less dirt and scratches, so if you have a dog, lighter wood may be the better option.
Darker woods offer a different look. Depending on the rest of your homes style, colors, and decorations, dark wood could add a lot to the look of your room. The darker woods can give your home a sophisticated or modern look. The darker flooring can add beautiful contrast when paired with white trim, light colored walls, and bright furniture.
Not only does hardwood make your home look better to your and your guests, but also potential home buyers. Many real estate agents say that homes with hardwood flooring are easier to sell and more likely to sell faster than homes without hardwood.
Easier to Clean
While hardwood will show more dirt than carpet, it is also easier to clean and more hygienic. Cleaning hardwood flooring simple means vacuuming, mopping, and drying it out. Vacuuming carpet is not always as effective, and a deep clean is often needed.
Spills on hardwood is also a lot easier to clean up than carpet, simply wiping up a mess or sweeping up crumbs is quick and simple.If you are looking for a low maintenance flooring options, hardwood flooring may be just what you need.
Hardwood flooring is one of the oldest types of flooring, meaning that it has had years of improvements, helping to make it high quality and able to last. Even if your hardwood floors suffer from scuff or scratches, they can easily be removed by cleaning the floor. These floors hold up to heavy foot traffic, and other wear and tear.
Hardwood has the ability to last generations and if taken care of properly, can outlast what you may expect. With the strength and durability of hardwood and the ability to be refinished, you can keep this floor looking amazing and new for many years.
Believe it or not, but hardwood flooring actually has the ability to create healthier and cleaner air in your home. Hardwood doesn’t trap dust, dirt, pollen, or dander, allowing you to breathe easier. Grout lines and embossing that you find with laminate flooring and tiles attracts dust and other air pollutants, making hardwood the best option for allergy sufferers.
If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, hardwood floors can help. Hardwood is made of natural material—trees regrow and this can make them more sustainable. Plus, since they are more durable and long lasting than other options, you won’t have to get them redone as often, allowing you to save on products and have a long lasting flooring option.
Not only do hardwood floors offer eco-friendly benefits, but they also offer looks that are natural and beautiful. The natural look of wood and the patterns in the planks can create a one-of-a-kind look. The different color incorporated in the wood and the swirls, curves, and patterns can give your flooring a look that is beautiful, rich, and natural.
While flooring depends on the room, the amount of traffic, your family, and your lifestyle, hardwood flooring is a choice that you won’t regret. There are certain rooms in your home that will be greatly enhanced with the elegant and durableness of hardwood flooring.
Find the hardwood flooring that will improve the look and feel of your home. Paul Evans Carpet & Flooring offers many different hardwood flooring styles and colors. Find one you love and get an estimate today!