I love the look and feel of hardwood floors. They are a beautiful addition to any Myrtle Beach home. You always want to do your research before purchasing as there are different types of hardwood floors and you will want the one that best suits your specific needs.
Hardwood floors are generally very long lasting and are known for both their natural beauty as well as durability. As a general rule, hardwood floors will outlast carpeting or other types of flooring. They are also easy to maintain, very affordable and good for the environment. Add to this the fact they are healthier for your family because they don’t retain harmful dust and bacteria.
In today’s world homeowners are not only looking at what they enjoy in a home but also how any additions or changes will affect the market value of their home. Because of the popularity of hardwood floors, the value of your home will increase with this addition. A home with hardwood floors is very attractive in today’s buyers market.
What does it take to maintain hardwood floors?
You will want to protect your hardwood floor from moisture and being scratched, so weekly upkeep with sweeping or vacuuming is all you need. High traffic areas are susceptible scratches and you may need to buff the floor periodically. Adding area rugs in high traffic areas will help to eliminate scuff marks and scratches. You will want to invest in a cleaner that is made specifically for hardwood floors and they will stay as beautiful as the day they were installed.
One of the great assets of hardwood floors is that if they become worn over the years they can be refinished to their original beauty. Carpeting needs to be replaced every 10 years or so, however, hardwood floors can easily be restored to their original beauty without replacement.
Hardwood Floors are Environmental Friendly
Many people are unaware that a hardwood floor is a very ecologically sound investment. They come from natural, sustainable resources. In the past wood was cut down without thought given to what could happen if the forest disappeared. Today’s hardwood floors are produced from trees in managed forests as a way to protect our future resources. Each year approximately twice as many trees are planted as are harvested for hardwood floors according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The EPA has stated that the quality of our indoor air can be a top threat to our families and pets. If you or family members are prone to allergies you will definitely want to invest in hardwood floors. Dirt, dust, and germs can stay trapped in your carpet even after cleaning. Hardwood floors don’t harbor mold, dust mites or germs. This will provide better air quality for those suffering from allergies.
You have a wide variety of hardwood floors to choose from. Check out our article on the various types. There are also different stains, finishes, sizes and styles all of which make decision making tough. You will want to work with a flooring specialist when reviewing your choices.
You not only want to look at what compliments your décor but also what you will be happy with for years to come even if you decide to change your décor. By working with a hardwood floor professional, you can take the emotions out of the purchase and ensure that you will be happy with your selection for years to come.
Give us a call today and schedule a time to come by our showroom and see our great selection of hardwood floors. Not only do we help you with your selection, but we will also install your hardwood floor to ensure it lasts for many years to come.
Whether you are installing hardwood floors in just one room or throughout your entire home, we are here to serve you.