Solid hardwood is one of the most popular flooring choices in the greater West Metro Atlanta area—and it’s no surprise! With its natural strength and long-lasting beauty, who wouldn’t want hardwood in their home? Our experts at Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta share four great benefits of this timeless flooring option below.
Natural hardwood floors are some of the longest-lasting flooring choices available. Keep in mind that the type of finish you choose will also add to the durability of your floors, and that each species of wood has a specific hardness ranking on the Janka scale, which measures the resistance of wood to denting and wear. Overall, they are very durable and show less wear and tear than other materials. With the exception of basements and bathrooms, hardwood floors are a great option for most areas of any home.
With the variety of species and colors available, you’re sure to find the beautiful floor you’ve been looking for. Hardwood floors add class and intrigue to any space and can be laid in different patterns, such as herringbone and the more modern chevron. Neutral colors and finishes complement a variety of design aesthetics and won’t go out of style, giving you elegant floors that are sure to last.
A simple cleaning routine will help keep your floors at their best. Sweep or use a dust mop often to remove larger bits of dirt and debris and vacuum weekly to get those difficult areas. To help protect the finish, polish your floors annually with the appropriate product that’s approved by your manufacturer. Like any material, hardwoods will eventually show wear. Fortunately, solid hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished several times throughout its lifespan.
Adding hardwood floors to your home can actually help increase the value of your home. Although the initial investment might be more expensive than other options, the overall cost is balanced out by the long life of your floor. Even if you’re looking to sell your home in the foreseeable future, don’t worry! Houses with hardwood floors are sought by homebuyers and are often easier to sell than those without them.
If you’re looking to bring beautiful hardwood floors into your home, call Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta today to schedule a free, in-home design consultation. We’ll bring our mobile showroom to your door to help you save time and find your perfect floors.
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