There are plenty of benefits to having hardwood floors, starting with their aesthetic value. If you can select the best material to cover your floor, always opt for wood. And if you have a wooden floor hidden under an existing carpet, remove it, refinish the hidden wood and have your floors looking like new. If you settle for laminate or simply replace the carpet on your floor, you may regret your choice down the road, because there is nothing that can compare to the look and beauty of true hardwood floors.
Hardwood floors provide warmth to any room and offer high resistance to the passage of time. They can be installed in any area of the house, although they do better in places that are not exposed to moisture, water or sunlight.
Oak is very often selected for its warmth and elegant appearance. It is also strong enough to withstand high traffic areas. Another favorite is pine, ideal for rustic spaces due to its hardness and beauty. Ash is also widely used; it is a favorite for dark rooms because it provides light. When you want to find the wood works for you, you can always select from a wide collection of options to make your rooms look like the home of your dreams.
Besides their durability and beauty, other benefits of having hardwood floors include:
- They deliver a natural look and feel to any area of your home or office
- With the proper care, hardwood floors are impervious to the passage of time
- These floors do not absorb any dry dirt such as pollen, hair or dust
- Nowadays you can add texture and color to the wood to achieve unique finishes to fit your needs
- Its different formats lend themselves to making patterns and designs that would be very complicated to achieve with other flooring materials
One considerable advantage of having hardwood floors is that the wood can be treated and revived many times to keep them looking and feeling like new. Between deeper treatments, here are some tips you should follow regularly:
- Sweep and clean your hardwood floors frequently
- Do not use abrasive chemicals on them
- Avoid contact with liquids and humidity
- Clean spills as soon as they happen
Talk To A Professional
Even though hardwood floors look great when combined with a wide variety of materials and are perfect in every area of the house if you want to achieve the best results don’t install them without the advice of a professional. You should definitely talk to an expert when you are thinking of installing hardwood floors in open areas such as terraces, swimming pool decks or gardens. In these cases, the wood must receive a special treatment to make it resistant to water, the weather and all other factors that would keep hardwood floors from functioning well outdoors.
Hardwood floors are ideal when you want to achieve a high design look for any room. They are not only beautiful but incredibly versatile and will allow your home to look its best for many years to come. Whether you select European Oak, parquet, bamboo or engineered hardwood flooring, you can rest assured that Pacific Hardwood Flooring will have you loving your floors, and enjoying them for many years to come.