Pros and Cons of Hardwood Floors
You know you want to renovate your home, particularly you want new floors but you just cannot decide what kinds of floors your want because, well, there are just so many options! Hardwood floors are gorgeous and can add so much to the look and feel of your home but are they the right fit for you and those you live with? Are they in the budget? Is it the right choice for you? There are so many benefits to having them in your home but there are also some drawbacks. Here are some pros and cons to help you determine if this is the best solution for you.
This type of flooring adds so much in looks to your home, and they can make pretty much any room look amazing. They can give a room a warm, cozy, traditional feel or they can give a modern and clean look with the variety of colours and finishes to choose from.
When purchasing a new home, hardwood floors are usually on all home buyer’s lists. If there comes a time you choose to sell your home these floors can add tremendous value, and make your home much more appealing to potential buyers
Ever notice how so many older homes almost always come with this style of flooring? That is because it is so durable and will last. Have children? Pets? People who just do not take off their shoes in the house? This type of flooring will stand the test of time, and those you live with.
These floors are pretty easy to care for. With a quick daily sweep and wiping up spills as soon as they happen these floors can stay looking close to brand new for years to come with very little maintenance.
If you want to change it up a little bit, you can easily throw a large area rug over your hardwood floors and instantly you have a brand new look to your room without renovating it again. Carpet definitely does not offer you that option.
For those who are sensitive to dust, pet dander and other air-borne allergens, hardwood floors are highly recommended. They do not allow for these particles to become trapped, like carpet will, and so you can breathe easy with simple, daily sweepings to get rid of dust and dander that builds up during the day.
Options, Options, Options!
There are so many colours and finishes to choose from that no two rooms have to look alike. You can create completely different looks within the same house by simply selecting a different colour hardwood floor for each room. You have such variety with this flooring type that selecting a colour and finish may just take you longer than actually installing it will.