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The Option of Hardwood Flooring

Posted on February 10th, 2012 In: Articles

People who are looking to renovate, redecorate or refurbish a home would do well to carefully consider their flooring options. One of the most popular of these options these days is hardwood flooring or its more complex and elegant cousin, parquet flooring. Both will provide lasting beauty to a home and will not need to be replaced for decades or even generations as long as they are properly cared for throughout their lifetime in the home. Proper care for both kinds of floor includes hiring a wood floor restoration company at intervals to come and do floorboard sanding in order to restore the floor back to its original condition.

Advantages of Hardwood Flooring

Apart from its beauty and longevity, hardwood flooring has the advantage of being perceived as a luxury item. This means it is in high demand by those who are interested in buying a home. Having hardwood flooring installed can mean a higher sales price as compared to homes that only feature cheaper linoleum or carpeting as their main flooring solutions. In addition, hardwood flooring can mean a much quicker sale.

Disadvantages of Hardwood Flooring

Like all things in life, there are two sides to the story. Hardwood does have its disadvantages too. Chief among them is the care you must take with liquids. While modern hardwood floors are usually sealed against water damage, this protection is not absolute. It is still a good idea to wipe away any spills immediately, before they can permeate the wood and cause it to swell.

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