Benefits of Modern Hardwood Flooring
Wood floors have several outstanding benefits that make it well worth the expense of keeping them in tip-top shape. Indeed, refinishing wood floors and wood floor restoration are actually investments that usually pay themselves back, plus interest, when a house is sold. Property agents report that houses featuring well-maintained or repaired wooden flooring sell at a faster rate than those with cheaper kinds of flooring. Houses do not sell as well, however, when wood flooring has not been kept in good condition.
This financial benefit is augmented by the fact that hardwood flooring itself is not nearly as expensive as it used to be when measured in relative terms. There was once a time when only the rich and prosperous could afford to have a true hardwood floor, polished to a smooth finish. Now, such flooring is within the reach of nearly everyone and laminate floors exist as an even more budget-conscious choice.
Maintaining a Hardwood Floor
Years ago, wooden floors were so difficult to maintain and keep in good shape that many people preferred to avoid them altogether. Thanks to more advanced finishes and stains, however, today’s wood floors need only a minimum of routine maintenance. Gone are the days when the wood must be regularly oiled; hardwood floors today can be sealed to resist water damage, which means that cleaning them now consists mainly of regular vacuuming or sweeping. An occasional deeper cleaning may be necessary using a chemical or non-chemical product that the manufacture of your brand of flooring recommends.