Hardwood Floors are more beautiful and easier to maintain than ever. A much sought-after asset, wood floors increase the value of a home and bring tradition, charm, and natural beauty for years to come. For years, maintaining a hardwood floor meant a hefty commitment in both time and money. The initial cost notwithstanding, periodic sanding, buffing, and waxing was necessary to care for wood flooring. Modern advances in finishes have made great strides in the wear capabilities of wood floors, however. Buffing and waxing is, for the most part, a thing of the past. Specially designed urethane finishes offer advanced scratch, moisture, and stain resistance. Proper care is still necessary, but today s finishes greatly decrease the time spent in maintaining your floor.
Engineered hardwood flooring is also resistant to temperature change. One of the problems you may experience with tiles or even solid wood flooring is that it expands and contracts with the temperature changes. With tiles this can lead to cracking, but with wood it can result in warping, which means unstable floors which will need replacing sooner rather than later.
You cannot refinish or sand it so if it becomes scratched, chipped, or starts to peak in the corners you have to replace it. Although laminate flooring is hard it still makes noise when someone walks on it. The one disadvantage it has over wood flooring is that it has a shorter life span and could lower the resale value of your home. Even if you are experiencing problems with your laminate flooring, some things can be done to overcome these problems. When installing laminate flooring make sure that you do not use it in the basement, laundry areas, or bathroom.
Having this type of flooring can give you home a classic or rustic look. Pros of mahogany hardwood floors. It is harder than hardwoods such as pine or oak. For example it is approximately twenty-eight percent more stable and seventy percent harder than oak. Mahogany hardwood floors are resistant to scratches and water due to its hardness and it has no pockets or grooves.
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