Armstrong Carpet & Linolieum

Pros and Cons of Hardwood Floors in terms of Price Durability and Repair

Hardwood floors are beautiful and timeless. They are a great addition to any home today. What people seek for in beautiful hardwood floors are the natural appearance that they can bring into the home and the warm feeling of walking over them. Old and traditional homes are being sold at high prices today due to the hardwood floors in them have lasted the test of time. But just like everything, hardwood floors have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Today, we are going to look into those in terms of the hardwood floor’s price, the floor’s durability, and how the means of repairing and maintaining a hardwood floor.

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First, we will take a look into the pricing of hardwood flooring. Now the price is a very important factor in choosing floors. We make sure that we always stay within budget, and you may be surprised how much it costs to purchase and install flooring in your home. Now in hardwood floors, the price can be pretty high. This is because of how hardwood floors are made. A hardwood floor is made from the whole harvested tree. And because of the different types of trees out there, the price of hardwood floors can vary. The more exotic a type of wood is, the higher the price for the hardwood floor is going to be.

Now we will talk about the durability factor of hardwood flooring. The durability of a hardwood floor is affected by how much foot traffic goes on above it. In addition to that, there are other factor which can also affect the quality of hardwood floors which are the moisture, and substantial damage caused by moving furniture around the floor area.

Hardwood floors are actually susceptible to such damage. Hardwood floors are more affected by damage especially from moisture. If such is not cleaned out properly, the moisture will really do some visible damage to your floor. In addition to that, the more foot traffic, the faster hardwood floors will start to wear out.

So if you are considering getting hardwood flooring, you may want to install it in places in your home that don’t have much foot traffic. And despite the fact on how susceptible hardwood floors are, they have a beauty that cannot be compared and using more exotic woods in your hardwood floor can really increase the value of your home.

Now we will look into the repair of hardwood floors. Repair is very important in the maintenance of your hardwood floors, because sooner or later, you floor will have to be repaired after showing signs of wear and tear. The easier to repair the floor, the better, so that the beauty of the wood is preserved.

Hardwood floors are pretty easy to repair compared to other types of wood flooring. Imperfections in hardwood floors can be repaired using some sanding methods and also doing some refinishing on the wood. So even if hardwood floors are more susceptible to damage, they can be repaired a lot easier compared to other types of wood flooring.