Wood floors are much healthier choices in the south than carpet. Indoor air quality is one of our top health concerns. Installed in a home or office, wood floors help contribute to a healthy living environment. Hard wood flooring does not provide a hiding place for dust mites and mold, which are a major concern in the south. Eliminating the need for carpet cleaning with toxic chemicals and toxins, hardwood flooring is cleaner and safer for kids and pets.
The choices for hardwood flooring are phenomenal! The wide range of wood choices, colors, textures, cuts and prices make choosing your flooring a main decision. Your Barry can help guide you to the correct flooring choice for your situation. Choosing a wood floor for your southern home is a smart choice. They are so much cooler than heavy carpet in the summer heat and are less hassle to clean when the humidity skyrockets. No matter how hard you try, your carpet will never be clean. High traffic areas wear the carpet fibers down and the constant moisture in the air makes dirt and dust adhere to the filaments. When properly cleaned, hardwood floors eliminate all this.
Hardwood vs Laminate
While laminate flooring has its good qualities, hardwood flooring is the real deal. Laminate works great in high moisture rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens. Laminate is a manufactured product made from fiberboard. Even though laminate floors do a good job of imitating real wood, hardwood floors simply look and feel better. It compliments your furnishings and with all the color choices hardwood offers, you can be bold or understated with your preference. Hardwood offers a natural grain pattern, while laminate offers little variation with the same pattern reproduced over and over. Laminate also needs to be replaced, on average, about every 10 years. By adding up the cost of replacing a laminate floor that often, it makes the initial cost of hardwood floor purchase and installation very cost-effective in the long run.
The bottom line is there is no substitute for the natural beauty and grace a hardwood floor can bring to your home. Whether it’s a rich mahogany or a light, Texas birch, your hardwood floor will last forever and, according to several Realtor, it will increase the value of your home by 35%! The warmth and welcoming atmosphere it brings to a room makes you feel at home. A basic, beautiful bit of Hardwood flooring in Long Island is as timeless and authentic as a old western!