When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.
Are you tired of allergens getting trapped in the carpet in your house? It may be a good idea to consider removing the carpet and getting hardwood flooring installed, as the investment comes along with many benefits. Find out in this article about a few of the pros and cons for hardwood flooring as well as what the installation is estimated to cost.
What Kind of Pros & Cons Should Be Considered for Hardwood Flooring?
Hardwood flooring can come in handy if you are the type of person who loves changing your furniture every now and then. A pro is that you won't have to find a particular color or style of furniture to complement hardwood flooring like you need to do with carpet. Hardwood flooring allows you to enjoy a natural look that can complement any furniture style that you desire.
A major pro to consider is that hardwood flooring will last for a long time. The wood can be refinished multiple times whenever it suffers from scratches or dents. Refinishing the wood can easily be done by using sandpaper and then sealing the wood, or you can hire a professional to complete the task for you. Keep in mind that hardwood flooring can also be stained to give it more appeal. The stain is available in clear or can be purchased in darker colors to give hardwood floors a different look.
Other pros to consider include these:
A con of hardwood flooring is that too much water exposure or moisture can lead to deterioration. For instance, if your home has a problem with humidity, it can lead to the wood expanding. The floors can also become moldy and unappealing to look at.
Regular sun exposure through the windows can also damage the wood by causing it to fade. However, you can prevent fading by making sure window treatments like blinds or curtains are hung up. Getting your windows tinted is another option if you don't like the look of curtains or blinds.
What is the Price of Hardwood Flooring?
The overall price for hardwood flooring will depend on the type of wood that you choose. You can expect the wooden planks and their installation to cost a minimum of $8 per square foot for the standard size. However, the price can be as much as $12 per square foot if you opt for wide planks of wood.
Give the interior of your house a boost of appeal by replacing the carpet with hardwood flooring. The pros of the investment are far greater than the cons. Get in touch with a hardwood flooring contractor, like one from B & D Floor Sanding, so he or she can begin the work!Share
25 August 2015