Hardwood is Best

hardwood flooringBy now you know we at Drew’s Roofing and Home Repair do more than just roofing.  One of the many services we offer is flooring repair.  New floors not only add a beautiful new look to a home, it also increased the value of the home.  Electing for wood floors is an even better choice for a home.  This month, we are going to look as to why wood floors are the best choice for flooring a home.

Hardwood flooring is an investment.  Hardwood is more expensive than carpet, but the benefits of hardwood mean the investment pays for itself in a few years.  How?  Keep reading to learn.

CLEAN

Allergy sufferers and people with compromised immune systems benefit from hardwood floors.  Dust, dirt and grime settle and land on the surface, whereas in a carpet, dirt and grime can work their way all the way to the subfloor.  Even the best and most effective carpet cleaning services will never get 100 percent of the dirt and grime.

MAINTENANCE

Carpet has to be cleaned with regularity to maintain its color and appeal.  Hardwood floors are sealed before installation.  Products available help maintain the seal.  The seal also prevents stains and spills.  Cleaning these quickly mean no permanent damage.

SUSTAINABLE

Wood is a sustainable commodity.  Actually, the net growth of hardwoods, necessary for flooring, is greater than the harvesting.

Wood also requires less water and consumable resources to create.  Carpet takes water, energy, synthetics and chemicals to create.  Some carpets are not recycled, and carpet replacement is often necessary every 10-15 years.

REPAIRS

Hardwood will get scratches, scuffs and marks.  There are two schools of thought on these marks.  Some feel these marks add character and tell a story about the home, particularly if it is home where a family was raised and grandchildren now frequent.  Heart of pine flooring, for example, is often filled with knots and variations in looks.  These add flair to the entire look of the wood.

Some, on the other hand, do not want scratches, scuffs and marks.  These can be sanded down, smoothed over and refinished with appropriate products.

If you are interested in hardwood flooring, contact us at Drew’s Roofing and Home Improvement today.

 

Andrew Bussell

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