Hardwood floors have exploded in popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Their simple appearance, visual warmth, and easy maintenance make them a great choice for almost every home. Unfortunately, some common misconceptions about hardwood floors have persisted over the years, even as their popularity has grown exponentially.
Unsuitable For Kids & Pets
Many people mistakenly believe that they cannot have hardwood floors if they have kids and pets in the home. However, a little bit of research and planning can help you make an educated decision on which type of hardwood flooring is best for your home and your situation. For instance, check the Janka rating for each wood you’re considering. A higher rating means a harder wood, and these make the best flooring for anyone with kids and pets because they’ll be the most resistant to damage. Don’t forget to add a little TLC to your floor care routine to keep it in good condition under the stress of heavy traffic and more-than-normal abuse.
Hardwood is actually a good insulator, so it doesn’t leave your home colder than carpet or other flooring options. It is true, however, that it can feel colder on bare feet even when it’s the same temperature as other flooring options. Under-floor heating can be added to help with this issue, or you can simply keep a pair of slippers or fuzzy socks around to keep your feet warm.
It’s a common misconception that hardwood flooring all looks the same. The fact is that you could choose a different wood and pattern for every room in your home without even scratching the surface of what’s currently available. Woods come in all sorts of colors, grains, and hardness. In addition, woods can be mixed and matched in patterns to create truly unique floors in any home. Hardwood is one of the most versatile flooring options available.
Engineered Hardwood Isn’t Real Wood
For some reason, engineered hardwood has gotten a bit of a bad rap as the inferior option to solid hardwood. The fact is that both of these options are good, and which one you choose should be based on your own needs and preferences. Engineered hardwood is real wood, it’s just a thinner layer of hardwood that is attached to a wood composite base. While many people assume it is an inferior product, the truth is that it provides several benefits and is a more affordable option than solid hardwood in some cases.
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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