Invest in Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are synonymous with warm, stylish interiors. They are known to increase the value of your home and are an asset that attracts many new homeowners. Hardwood flooring comes in a few styles all with their own charms. Strip, plank and parquet are the most popular, and choosing the right style for your home is an essential part of the purchasing process.
The return to hardwood floors in 2020 brings decorative and sustainable advantages. Hardwood also serves as an excellent noise and heat insulator making it perfect all year round. We discuss the top three advantages of investing in hardwood floors.
Notably, the best flooring to walk barefoot on, hardwood also gives room to play with different brush types which have become very popular. From distressed looks to wire-brushed and hand-scraped textures, these looks create interesting and unique shades and colours for your flooring.
Wooden floors, especially in Parquet style, are making a comeback. Keeping it authentic and returning to “old school” flooring techniques is stylish and will remain a classic look for years to come. Using different colours, size variations and geometric patterns are a cool alternative to the usual straight-line installation style.
Hardwood is a sealed surface with a protective finish making it stain resistant. Cleaning a hardwood floor does not take too much effort and surfaces can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth or mopped up long after something has spilt.
Hardwood floors may be a hefty investment, but they outlast most other flooring and are also easy to repair. Hardwood floors can become worn in high traffic areas. It can, however, be sanded, smoothed, and refinished if there is significant damage. Keep in mind that it is rarely necessary to replace hardwood floors.
If you opt for engineered wood flooring, you can be assured that it can handle more strain than softer wood. These planks are designed to withstand above average pressures including heat, moisture, and weight, acquiring fewer scratches or denting over time.
Wood flooring is the most renewable flooring material available. Hardwood floors also use less water and energy to produce and can be recycled at the end of their life cycle, making it a popular option for many new homeowners. Different types of wood can also be carefully sourced for your floor, making it even more sustainable.
Reclaimed wood, for example, comes from sources like old warehouses, dismantled houses, and even sunken mill logs. Reclaimed wood is more expensive because of the extra labour required to retrieve and restore the wood. It is one of the most eco-friendly options available. Since reclaimed wood is considered recycled content, it meets the Materials and Resources criteria for LEED certification.
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