There’s something about hardwood floors that appeals to everyone. Hardwood has been a preferred flooring material for centuries, and for good reason. Wood looks timeless. There are countless profiles and grades from which you can choose. Here at Jason Brown Wood Floors, we think it’s tragic when homeowners hesitate to invest in hardwood because of all the myths and misconceptions out there. Today, we’ll debunk a few of the biggest myths about hardwood floors!
Hardwood Isn’t Durable
One of the most common myths about hardwood floors we hear is this: hardwood isn’t durable. You shouldn’t believe it. The truth is that hardwood is a far more durable material than the other options out there. It takes a lot to cause irreversible damage to hardwood. So long as you don’t let it get wet and use a bit of caution in your daily life, your floors will have an amazingly long lifespan.
I Can’t Get Hardwood Floors Because I Have Dogs
Just because you have dogs doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy hardwood floors, too. It’s true that their claws do have a tendency to scratch hardwood. But scratches can be repaired, and there are plenty of steps you can take to reduce the damage they do.
One of the simplest things you can do to cut down on damage from your dog’s claws is simply to use rugs. It’s also a good idea to place a rug wherever you use heavy furniture, so you’ll probably be using them anyway. Additionally, keep their claws as trim as you can. Some hardwoods are more resistant to scratching than others. Just check with us!
Hardwood Floors are too Expensive
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what you can and what you can’t afford. That said, you shouldn’t just assume that hardwood floors are out of your budget without taking a look at some price points. Different hardwood species and grades can vary dramatically in terms of price, so there may be an option out there for you.
Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to deck out your entire home in hardwood floors. They might be a welcome addition on your first floor alone.
Hardwood Requires Constant Maintenance
Hardwood floors will certainly need some occasional maintenance to have the longest lifespan possible. But ‘constant’ maintenance is a gross overstatement. If you use a reasonable amount of caution with your hardwood floors, you could go for 10 years or longer without needing refinishing!
Don’t let these myths about hardwood floors hold you back from making a welcome change in your home.
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.
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