5 Myths About Hardwood Flooring

5 Myths About Hardwood Flooring

Thinking about your next hardwood flooring project? If you spent January dreaming about hardwood flooring, February means it’s time to act. You may have heard myths about your hardwood flooring choices. Here are five myths about hardwood flooring that aren’t true.

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Hardwood Flooring Myths

First, there are a lot of people who believe that hardwood floors are high maintenance. In fact, hardwood floors are easier to maintain than carpeted floors are, especially in high traffic areas where pets abound. Usually, hardwood floors only require sweeping and dust mopping, while carpeted floors require daily vacuuming and sometimes steaming to keep them clean.

Second, you may think that hardwood floors are easy to scratch. While some varieties of hardwoods can scratch easily, many hardwood floors, such as oak, are scratch resistant. In fact, oak flooring resists scratches from dog paws or dropped objects such as a pan. Also, hardwood floors are no more susceptible to pets than any other type of flooring. We recommend that you house train your dogs before you let them loose anywhere in your house, including your hardwood floors.

You may have heard that hardwood floors can’t be used in the kitchen. If you are worried about water damage, you may want to try engineered hardwoods, which are water resistant. Engineered hardwood floors contain layers of hardwood interspersed with plywood. This makes them more durable, and more environmentally friendly, since recycled wood is often used in engineered hardwoods. These hardwood floors are also less expensive than traditional floors, which means that are easier to afford if you are on a budget.

When you are ready to talk about your next hardwood flooring project, we hope you’ll think of us. You can give Flooring.org a call at 800-689-9006!

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