Benefits of Having Hardwood Flooring Over Carpets
While hardwood flooring and quality carpets both have amazing benefits, hardwood flooring has many advantages that you just do not get with carpet.
Hardwood Flooring is a Classic Style
Hardwood is a classic style of flooring that doesn’t date and that goes with all forms of décor. Hardwood can be stained to suit your personal preference. Great carpets look fabulous; however, trends are constantly changing, and they need to be regularly updated to look modern and fresh.
Easy to Clean
Hardwood is easy to clean and care for. A regular sweep and mop will keep it looking terrific and professional yearly floor polishing will give it a revamped look. In comparison, carpets need vacuuming at least once per week, and should be steam cleaned every 6 months.
Wood Flooring is Durable
A quality carpet can last between 8-15 years, while solid hardwood flooring can last for 100 years. Engineered hardwood floors will last for up to 75 years. Carpet needs fully replacing when it becomes worn to keep your home looking good. Hardwood floors on the other hand can be sanded and treated and come up looking as new. As the wood ages the tone and depth changes, adding to your floor’s character and appearance.
Hardwood is Easy to Maintain
Aside from being easy to clean, hardwood requires little maintenance. We recommend that you use professional floor sanders and polishers just once every 10 to 15 years. If your floors have become stained or have heavy traffic this may need to be done more often. Having timber flooring saves you a lot of time and money on home maintenance.
Hardwood is a Greener Option
Hardwoods are made from natural, sustainable products. These are not only great for the environment they are ideal for allergy sufferers as well.
Wooden floors are fully recyclable. Carpet on the other hand is often made with chemicals which are released after the carpet is installed. When carpets are replaced they generally go to landfill.
Abacus Flooring are floor sanders and polishers and are suppliers and installers of flooring in Sydney and surrounds. For more information about quality hardwood, floating floors and floor polishing contact us today.