dreamstime_xxl_38441823When thinking about installing hardwood floors in your home, it can be easy to get caught up in the myths and secondhand information given to you by friends and family members. In this blog, we’ll cover three hardwood flooring myths and help you make the best decision for new floors in your home.

Myth #1: Hardwood Flooring is Too Expensive

While hardwood can be expensive up front (depending on the type of wood, type of installation, and how much square footage you need), what you pay is more than made up for in longevity. You can install hardwood floors once and not have to worry about replacing them for decades. They may need upkeep every few years, but unlike carpeted floors, you won’t have to switch out your wood floors every 10 years.

Myth #2: Wood Floors are Cold

You may think that the only way your bare feet will be warm on the floor is when you’re walking on a rug or carpet. However, wood floors are actually fantastic insulators, and are good at retaining warmth from your furnace systems. Furthermore, there are certain types of hardwood that allow for radiant heating systems to be placed beneath them, making them warmer than any carpet or rug.

Myth #3: Hardwood Floors Require Too Much Upkeep

While hardwood floors can become scratched from furniture, pets, and other objects, they’re not hard to maintain. Many types of wood can be sanded and refinished multiple times, and when you need expert repairs, the crew at Hardwood Perfect Flooring is always ready to help. However, with regular sweeping and the occasional wood floor cleaner, your floors will look fantastic for years.

When you need hardwood installation, repair, or maintenance, contact us right away!

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