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What You Shouldn't Believe About Hardwood Flooring

If you are thinking about installing new flooring in your home, you may be overwhelmed with your options. While there are many great flooring options, hardwood floors are one of a kind. However, you may have heard various untruths about hardwood floors that are making you reluctant to get them.

Here are a few common myths about hardwood floors that you should not believe.

Hardwood Floors Are High Maintenance

If you have a busy life and do not have a lot of time to clean your floors, you may want flooring that is low maintenance. That is one good reason to opt for hardwood floors. While you may have heard that they are difficult to maintain, it is not true. All you need to do is dry mop it a couple of times a week. 

Hardwood Floors Are not for the Kitchen

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about hardwood floors. The truth is that they can work great in a kitchen. Hardwood floors can make a kitchen look more inviting. However, if you spill water on these floors, you should clean it up immediately to prevent the floors from getting dull.

Hardwood Floors Are Susceptible to Scratches

You may have been reluctant to install hardwood floors because you think they are prone to scratches. However, if you install a harder type of hardwood, such as white oak, you do not have to worry about scratches.

Hardwood Floors Are Too Expensive

The cost is what drives some people away from hardwood floors. While these floors may cost more to install than other flooring types, they are very cost-effective. As long as they are properly cared for, hardwood floors can last decades. You may choose to refinish them every several years.

Hardwood Floors Are Too Noisy

Some people hesitate to install hardwood floors because they think they cause rooms to be louder. Although hardwood floors are not as soundproof as carpeting, they are not as noisy as you might think. There are plenty of things you can do to make the room less noisy. For instance, you can place rugs on your hardwood floors or put more furniture in the room.

Now you can see that there are a lot of misconceptions about hardwood flooring. If you are thinking about installing hardwood flooring in your home, you may want to contact a flooring contractor as soon as possible to discuss your needs. 

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Walking All Over It

When someone says they got walked all over, they often mean they got taken advantage of. Of course, if your floor could talk, it would say the same thing, but it would have a very different meaning. Floors are meant for walking over. That's why we choose comfortable materials, like carpets, for rooms where we plan on doing a lot of standing. Of course, we sometimes have to choose something that's easier to clean, like tile, knowing that it is less comfortable. Well, that's enough writing about flooring for now. If you want more to read, check out this blog. We have plenty of posts, and we promise — they're all about flooring.

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