The Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a main choice among homeowners for its aesthetic appeal, and other benefits. We’ll go over hardwood floorings pros and cons to help you decide which type of flooring you’d like installed in your own home!


The Pro’s:




For the most part, it’s pretty easy to care for hardwood flooring. They’re durable and can last a long time if cared for properly. And typically proper care means sweeping vacuuming, and polishing with a wood cleaner. Easy peasy!




Did you know that homes with hardwood floors tend to sell faster and easier than homes with carpeting? It’s true! Buyers are willing to pay the most for homes with hardwood flooring installed.


Style Options


Hardwood flooring looks great with all types of decorating, and matches any color scheme! Hardwood floor is also available in many different styles itself, from oak, to cherry, and others. You’ll have no problem finding a style you adore for your home.


The Con’s:




Simply put, hardwood floor can unfortunately be very noisy. This is especially true if you’re on the second or third floor of an apartment, living with a pet! But don’t worry; there are things we can do to muffle the sound. Place area rugs around your home; these are especially helpful for changing the look of a room, or providing cushioning to family members who are prone to falling (like children).




Well friends, unfortunately, installing wood flooring is a costly option. And it’s no project to DIY; often it involves the help of professionals, so labor costs will increase your overall bill.


Requires Occasional Refinishing


Occasionally, floors will need to be refinished. Once they’ve been scuffed or scratched, or have started to fade, they’re ready for a refinishing! This is also a con because hiring a professional company to refinish your hardwood floors could be costly.

Contact The Steam Team for all of your hardwood flooring needs! We have all of the right equipment needed for the job, and you’ll love our results!