With 40% of Americans working from home and children across the United States learning remotely, our houses are seeing a lot of wear and tear – especially our floors. If you’re looking to make your home more livable and workable, hardwood floors provide an array of benefits:
- Your home’s interior affects your mood. Psychologists are reinforcing what interior designers have always known. Items in your home, like artwork and paint color, evoke emotions. When you bring indoors natural elements, like hardwood floors, it can create a calming, relaxing vibe.
- Flooring can affect your physical health, too. If anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies, carpeting may not be a wise choice. Unlike its shaggy friends, hardwood doesn’t hide harmful particles – making for a healthier, safer living environment.
- Hardwood floors are kid and pet friendly. Contrary to what your mother-in-law claims, hardwood floors can be child and fur baby proof.
The floor you select should be based on your lifestyle. Do you plan to regularly entertain? Will you be welcoming more babies into your home? Or have your children moved into their own places?
Consider factors such as species, coating and color to make the best decision on which hardwood will work well with everyone in your household. For instance, lighter floor colors don’t show dust and dirt like darker floors.
While carpet stains can remind of us when Aunt Mary knocked over her glass of Cabernet, hardwood floors are less likely to stain if you clean up spills right away.
It’s possible your hardwoods can get scratched and dinged; however, most wood flooring can be sanded, smoothed and refinished. You can preserve high traffic areas, and add pops of color, with rugs and throw runners.
- It’s an eco-conscience choice. Since wood is a naturally occurring resource, hardwood flooring is actually the most sustainable flooring resource. For every tree that is harvested, an average of two or more trees are planted in its place. In fact, the volume of trees has more than doubled since 1950!
At Mansion Hill Custom Floors, we’re happy to answer your questions about what types of hardwood flooring will meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.