If you don't have hardwood flooring at the moment and you have never had it, then you may be wondering what the benefits of this type of flooring are and what installation entails. Here is hardwood information to be aware of.
Know the differences with real hardwood flooring and laminate
In order to make an educated decision on whether you want real hardwood flooring or laminate, you are going to need to know some of the main differences.
Real hardwood – Real hardwood is stunning, and it has a look to it that can make it the focal point of any room it is installed in. There are also different types of wood to choose from, so you can achieve the exact look and feel you want. Walnut, oak, cherry, maple, and hickory wood are some of the choices in hardwood flooring most popular in homes. Real hardwood flooring can also be helpful in raising your property value of your home.
Laminate – Laminate is made to resemble real hardwood flooring as much as possible, but it generally doesn't look like real wood enough to pass for it when someone is in the room looking at the floor. Laminate is manufactured from pressed wood and the manufacturing process has made it very scratch resistant, as well as resistant to moisture.
Know the benefits of hardwood flooring
Easy to maintain – Where you would have to vacuum carpeting regularly by using a heavy and loud vacuum, hardwood flooring allows you to simply sweep debris up with a broom. Also, the wood flooring won't collect and harbor dust, fur, and even things like flea eggs the way carpeting will. These things bring their own advantages.
The lack of dust is much better for everyone's health, especially those with allergies and breathing issues. Not having fur cling to the floor allows for a cleaning looking home and also helps to keep the home smelling much better and not having even more allergens. Not having pest eggs hiding in the flooring means less possible infestations and problems that brings.
Better looking environment – A home with a nice wood flooring means a brighter home that will match well with all types of furniture. Also, the flooring can be stained into different shades if you choose. This means you can get your home looking just how you have always pictured it.
Contact a hardwood flooring installation service to learn more.