Once upon a time, carpeted stairs were pretty much standard. Homes were built that way for many years. More recently, however, there has been a shift back to the natural beauty of hardwood. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose hardwood flooring for your staircase.
Hardwood flooring is beautiful and timeless. It never goes out of style. The natural beauty of a hardwood staircase leaves a lasting impression on visitors. If you should ever want to sell your home, that beauty could help to attract buyers. Hardwood is available in a wide variety of colors and even more finishes. Whatever your home’s design scheme is, you can find a hardwood to match it.
Carpets are made of fibers. Fibers trap dirt, dander, dust, and all sorts of other allergens. No matter how thick or thin a carpet is, the fibers can still trap things that you can’t even see. All of those trapped particulates can cause a dramatic reduction in indoor air quality that will only get worse over time. If anyone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies, carpeting can make these symptoms much worse. A wooden staircase solves that problem!
Perhaps one of the best benefits of a hardwood staircase is that hardwood is super easy to maintain. Have you ever tried to vacuum stairs with a big, heavy vacuum cleaner? It is extremely difficult to lift the machine and place it just right on the surface of the steps without leaving half the stuff you’re trying to clean up behind.
If you’re considering hardwood for your staircase, then you should know how durable hardwood flooring can be. The stairs in your home will be extremely well-traveled so your flooring will need to stand up to a lot of foot traffic on a daily basis. Not only will hardwood flooring surprise you with its resilience, but it will also still look beautiful after all of that trampling.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.