Here at Jason Brown Wood Floors, we believe that hardwood is the perfect material for flooring. Wood floors stand up to regular wear and tear well, last many years, and have a timeless look that goes with just about any room or design preference. We understand, however, that there are a few myths out there about wood floors that have gained some traction. Today we’re going to debunk four of these common myths so you can be better informed!
Myth #1: Wood Floors Destroy Forests
The popularity of wood flooring might be a cause for concern if you are trying to be environmentally friendly. However, the Department of Agriculture Forest Service has regulations in place to ensure that all wood harvested for flooring purposes is replenished so that the forests continue to thrive. For every cubic foot of tree harvested, 1.66 cubic feet replaces it.
Myth #2: Wood Floors Attract Dust and Dirt
This is simply an illusion because dust and dirt can’t hide on a wood floor. Carpeted areas only look clean, but in reality, dust and dirt embed in the fibers of the fabric and make it very difficult to see. While you can see dirt and dust on a wood floor more easily, it is also much easier to clean and maintain.
Myth #3: Wood Floors are a Bad Investment
We’re not quite sure how this myth took off, but it has been proven time and again that homes with hardwood floors sell for higher prices than those without them. Not only that, but hardwood flooring is also great for your physical health since they are easier to keep clean, making it a good investment for your health as well.
Myth #4: Wood Floors Make a Room Feel Cold
This myth is based on perception. The soft feel of carpeting on our feet can lead us to believe that the whole room is warmer, but in reality, wood flooring can retain heat and insulate a room just as well as carpeting. And, as far as visual warmness goes, choosing the right color scheme can make any room feel inviting!
Trust Jason Brown Wood Floors for All Your Hardwood Flooring Needs!
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 3 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.