There is nothing in this world more beautiful than a brand new, shiny hardwood floor. Many people are choosing hardwood flooring as an upgrade to their old outdated carpet because when it comes to versatility and style, there is nothing better. There are many choices available to the homeowner that is looking to increase the value of his home, and the price ranges vary, but can easily fit comfortably into any decorating budget. Homeowners can choose from a variety of woods, shades and materials, including pine, maple, laminate and even bamboo.
Besides the fact that wood flooring options are beautiful to look at, there are some other really good reasons to make the switch. We live in a society that is fast paced, and people are busier than ever these days. We have come to a place where even our kids have schedules. The bottom line is, we all want to be able to provide for our families and still have time to take care of the things that we really need to do around our houses like clean. Hardwood flooring is easy to manage, all you have to do is sweep, or vacuum, then mop with warm water, and that is pretty much all that there is to it.
By far the best reason to switch over to a hardwood floor is the health benefit. If you or a family member suffers from upper respiratory allergies, wood flooring is a must have. Carpet traps and holds onto all sorts of pollutants and irritants, some that we can see, like everyday dirt for example, and others that we can’t see like the chemicals used to dye the carpet, loose fibers, and mites. We would all like to believe that our home is safer than anywhere else but in reality we all spend about 65% percent of our time in our homes, and if you or a member of your family suffers from allergies, or a lung disease like asthma, sarcoidosis, or emphysema, you just may be doing yourself and your family a disservice by hanging onto your carpet. You work really hard to maintain a beautiful home, and you should work equally as hard to make sure that it is as healthy as it is beautiful.