Hardwood floors are one of the top luxury finishes you can install in your home. They’re aesthetically pleasing and will never go out of style. They are easy to repair if they’re ever damaged. And, they’re in high demand with homebuyers which can play in your favor when it comes to resale!
We know you have several options when it comes to installing flooring in your home. When you’re comparing hardwoods to other options you’re likely comparing three major aspects: style, practicality/durability, and cost. Let’s take a look at all three categories to determine whether or not hardwood flooring is the right decision for your home and lifestyle.
Hardwood Flooring Timeless Quality
This might sound sentimental, but we believe hardwood floors create a feeling of “home.” Sure, floors are functional and necessary, but hardwoods add elegance and warmth that transform your space using timeless materials.
In fact, the origins of hardwood flooring stretch back farther than the 1600s when people from the Baroque period (think wigs and powder makeup) used to ballroom dance on luxurious hardwood flooring. Patterns, colors, and finishes may change, but the look a hardwood floor brings stands the test of time.
Customizing Your Hardwood Floors
Your taste and style should be reflected in your home, so we’ve designed our planning and installation process to ensure you end up with a style, color, pattern, and finish you’ll love. We encourage you to dive deep into our different options that are at your disposal.
We have access to a long list of wood options including exotics like Brazilian Cherry and Brazilian Walnut (Ipe), warm domestic classics like white oak, red oak, hickory, and maple, and even up-cycled and reclaimed options. Textured, smooth, and patterned woods are all in our wheelhouse.
Just about any hardwood flooring look, you can dream up, we can make it a reality.
Practicality And Durability of Hardwood Floors
One of the best aspects of hardwood flooring is its ability to be refinished or repaired as time goes on. In comparison to traditional carpet flooring, there are big differences. For example, when a traditional carpet experiences severe damages it isn’t possible to just replace a patch of the carpet. Instead, tearing the whole thing out and replacing the carpet with a new is the only option.
If a hardwood floor gets chipped or damaged, you can replace and refinish that one particular space. No need to rip out the entire floor. Repairs are affordable and don’t require total disruption in your home while new flooring is being laid. Anyone with a pet, a child, or a tendency to drop things on the ground knows accidents can happen on the floor!
Cost of hardwood flooring
Hardwood floors can range in price based on how much space you need to cover, what materials and styles you prefer, and the complication of the room layout. However, when it comes to pricing your hardwood floors, it’s important to take into consideration the cost of upkeep and the overall value hardwood floors can add to your home.
For instance, many real estate agents and experts agree that hardwood floors are a great selling point for a home. Some articles estimate a hardwood floor could help bump your home’s value 2.5-5%. Homebuyers gravitate toward floors that are timeless in style, easy to clean, and aren’t harboring the dirt and grime from past owners like carpet tends to do.
Additionally, the low-maintenance cost of hardwoods also pays off in the long run. Keeping them clean and in good shape is easier and less expensive than dealing with shampooing carpets or dealing with water damage on non-waterproof flooring. And ultimately, they will last longer, avoiding replacement and repair costs associated with other options.
If you ever notice that your hardwood floor has lost its luster or is beginning to develop scratches or deep marks from regular wear and tear, the repair is quick and easy. To help keep the condition of your flooring in top shape, we strongly recommend routine maintenance. Maintaining the floor alone can increase longevity and durability.
In fact, we’ve designed maintenance plans that include routine professional deep cleans, annual oil application (when applicable), and other perks.
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Hardwood flooring is a marvelous choice in terms of both style and practicality. And with the increased value it’ll bring to your home you’ll question why you didn’t choose to get one earlier. Because of our high commitment to quality craftsmanship and years of experience, we’re used to the questions and concerns, so reach out today, and schedule a free consultation.