Hardwood flooring has been widely popular as far back as the 1930’s. Today it continues to be very popular in many parts of North America. In Canada, Hardwood Flooring can be found throughout the vast country and is especially popular in British Columbia (BC) where it is highly desired for its durability and maintenance free properties. In spite of this popularity, many do not realize the benefits of this type of flooring. From the beginning, it is important to understand the advantages of hardwood flooring and why it would be a better choice for your home.
Hardwood Flooring Choices
Hardwood flooring has a high gloss appearance that is aesthetically pleasing. Hardwood flooring also comes in a variety of shades, which give each room a unique look. The biggest advantage of hardwood flooring, whether solid or laminate flooring, is that it requires little maintenance. Although solid hardwood flooring may require sealing and weatherproofing, this is not necessary with laminate flooring. With little effort and a minimum of tools required, you can clean and maintain your Hardwood flooring vancouver with very little effort. Also, solid hardwood flooring offers the same appearance and durability that is found with laminate flooring, but at half the price.
Hardwood floors are a popular choice for homes because of their strength and durability. Hardwood floors are also moisture resistant, unlike some other types of flooring such as tile and carpet. This allows the homeowner to install hardwood flooring in high traffic areas, like the kitchen, where moisture is an issue. Another advantage of hardwood floors is that they are quieter than other types of floors. These advantages have helped solid wood floors become the flooring of choice in many households. However, it is important to remember that while the advantages mentioned above are great, solid wood floors come with the trade off of increased durability and maintenance.