Top 10 Reasons to Love Hardwood Flooring
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:47 AM
Top 10 Reasons to Love Hardwood Floors
Beauty, elegance, character, warmth and style. Nothing else compares. Here are the Top 10 reasons to love your hardwood floors.
Hallmark Floors Moderno Camden
Scratch and stain resistance are part of hardwood’s performance story with advanced wear layers that ensure your hardwood floor will stand up to the abuse of a busy household.
Indigo from HomerWood
Engineered hardwood gives you the option of above and below grade installations which means you can have a beautiful hardwood floor almost anywhere.
8. Easy to Clean
Today’s hardwood floors are easy to clean requiring only damp mopping to keep them looking brand new.
7. Environmentally friendly
Most of the flooring we buy here at home has been harvested and sourced from sustainably managed forests around the world. Look for the Forest Stewardship Council logo for even further assurance.
Forest Stewardship Council logo
6. Exotics Here at Home
A move toward “domestic exotics” made right here at home with new staining and surface treatments give you the look of real exotic hardwood without decimating the rainforests, thank you.
5. Increased Home Values
Hardwood flooring not only makes your home easier to sell, according to the National Realtors Association, it also increases its resale value.
4. Naturally Safe
Other than that performance layer I mentioned, solid hardwood flooring is a 100% natural product and contains no formaldehyde and is completely safe for your home. Engineered floors also score very well for low emissions.
3. Style and Design
Everywhere you look you’ll see the influence of designers on today’s hardwood floors with special surface treatments and finishes that not only bring out the natural beauty of the wood, but also fit in with today’s leading interior design trends.
Designer looks from Emily Morrow Home
2. Long and Wide
Engineered boards up to 10 feet long and 7 inches wide offer a distinctive visual that looks absolutely fabulous. And yet somehow these thoroughly modern floors capture the elegance found in old growth hardwoods – big, wide and beautiful.
Vintage Vintique from Mohawk Floors
1. A Real Character
Distressed surface treatments, wire brushing, mineral streaks, knots, hand scraping, matte finishes, even color – this is what we mean when we talk about character for hardwood flooring. And it has a lot of it.
Armstrong Hardwood Hickory Country