The natural beauty of hardwood flooring is unlike any other.
Benefits Of Hardwood
Hardwood floors are beloved for their rich, natural beauty and lifelong durability. Hardwood is made from trees, which means it can be replenished more easily than other flooring materials, and its ability to be refinished multiple times, which extends its life expectancy and decreases the need for new installation and replacement. When it is time for replacement, hardwood can be recycled and is also biodegradable, making in the most environmentally friendly flooring material.
While most homeowners love the warm natural look of wood, the surface can also be stained or painted to match any interior design. Wood floors are fade resistant, even in direct sun exposure, and their inability to conduct heat keeps rooms cool in the summer. When hardwood is installed, it must be sanded and finished in a process that can take several days. The advantage of this is that if you have existing flooring or a particular decor, your installers can accurately stain your hardwood to match the color. Pre-finished wood, which is sanded and finished by machines during the manufacturing process, have become more popular in recent years.
While it cannot be easily customized to match existing colors, finished wood is less expensive and can be installed more quickly. The biggest limitation to solid wood hardwood is its susceptibility to moisture, which makes it an ineffective flooring option for areas at or below ground level, including basements. Thankfully, engineered wood floors have been developed to use a wood layering system that decreases absorption rates and allows every part of the home to feature the warm, natural look of hardwood.
Interested in learning more about hardwood as a flooring option? Visit Holloway Carpet One today or give us a call at 573-334-0551! Our dedicated and courteous staff is excited to work with you to find out how we can help make your home perfect.