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Which Areas of the Home Are Best For Hardwood Floors?

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There are areas of the home that are great for hardwood floors, and there are areas that are better off without.

When it comes to selecting the perfect flooring for your home, hardwood floors often steal the spotlight. Known for their timeless beauty and durability, hardwood floors can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any space. However, it’s essential to consider the specific needs of each room before making a decision because wood floors aren’t necessarily the best choice for every area.

Areas to Avoid Hardwood Floors

  • Bathrooms: Bathrooms are high-moisture areas prone to spills, splashes, and humidity fluctuations. Constant exposure to water can cause hardwood floors to warp, crack, or develop mold and mildew.
  • Laundry Rooms: Similar to bathrooms, laundry rooms experience frequent water spills, detergent splatters, and high humidity. Hardwood floors in these areas can be easily damaged, making them impractical.
  • Basements: Basements are notorious for their susceptibility to moisture problems. Even if you have a well-sealed basement, it’s wise to avoid hardwood flooring due to the risk of moisture seepage from the ground or plumbing leaks. In fact, most reputable businesses that install hardwood floors will not offer to put them in a basement because of how easily damaged they are in these spaces.
  • Entryways and Mudrooms: These areas often bear the brunt of dirt, gravel, and wet shoes, making them vulnerable to scratches and water damage.
  • Home Gyms: Home gyms require flooring that can withstand heavy equipment, potential impact from weights, and high foot traffic. While hardwood floors may add a touch of elegance, they are not the most practical choice.

Best Areas for Hardwood Floors

  • Living Rooms: The living room is often the heart of the home, where hardwood floors can create a warm and inviting ambiance. They offer a classic and elegant look that complements various design styles, from traditional to contemporary.
  • Dining Rooms: Hardwood floors in dining rooms exude sophistication and can be easily maintained. They provide an ideal foundation for showcasing beautiful rugs or enhancing the room’s architectural features.
  • Bedrooms: Bedrooms are personal sanctuaries, and hardwood flooring adds a touch of luxury and comfort to these spaces. The natural warmth and beauty of hardwood can transform a bedroom into a cozy retreat.
  • Home Offices: Hardwood floors in home offices create a professional and stylish atmosphere. Additionally, they are relatively low maintenance, allowing you to focus on your work without worrying about excessive cleaning or wear and tear.
  • Hallways: High-traffic areas like hallways benefit from the durability of hardwood floors. They are resistant to scratches, easy to clean, and provide a seamless flow throughout 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 18 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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