Hardwood Floors vs. Carpet

hardwood floors in WoodstockWhen it comes to buying a new home or upgrading your current home, we want you to think of installing hardwood floors as the first thing on your must-have list. There are so many reasons for you to choose hardwoods, and in this blog post, we are going to cover a few of them:

  1. Improve air quality – Where carpet traps dirt, pollen, dust and other allergens, hardwood floors do not. In fact, the difference is so significant that the American Lung Association recommends hardwood floors to improve air quality.
  2. Easy to maintain – Carpets absorb liquids and are prone to stains. So, in order to clean them, you must not only vacuum regularly, but also go over with a heavy duty carpet cleaner on a regular basis. Even with this cleaning regime, your carpets may still not look pristine. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are easy to maintain, only requiring regular sweeping/vacuuming.
  3. Added Value – Unlike carpet, hardwood floors add value to your home and make it more appealing to home buyers if ever you were to put it on the market.
  4. Durable – As long as the floors are properly maintained, and periodically refinished, they will never need to be replaced.
  5. Appearance – Wood floors are much more aesthetically pleasing than carpet, which is why it makes a house more sellable.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits to installing hardwood floors in your home. You may be turned off by the upfront cost, but when you take into account the added value to your home as well as the fact that you will never need new floors again, they are an extremely wise investment and you will come out ahead in the end.

If you are in need of hardwood floors in Woodstock and the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact us for a flooring estimate.

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