While there are plenty of good reasons to choose hardwood flooring for your Novi home, we will give you what we think are the top 5 reasons. Without further adieu....
1) Wood floors are durable
Hardwood is a much longer lasting material than most of the other floors that are installed today. When you have a large family with a lot of foot traffic throughout the home, it really is tough to beat the value of a wood floor. Dollar for dollar, your return on investment will be two to one when compared to some other flooring materials. When other materials are damaged, most of the time there is no repairing them. When you choose a floor made from hardwood you will almost always have the option to repair the area in question. Most imperfections can be sanded and refinished. You will need to choose a reputable flooring company to do the repair but having the option is nice.
2) It's an investment into your home
Hardwood flooring is timeless. There...... I said it. There are homes from the early 20th century with old wood floors that are a huge selling point when the house goes on the market. This is a testament to the investment value to adding wood to portions or all of your home. These old floors have stood the test of time and have probably been refinished anywhere from 10-20 times and each time the floor looks great. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to say that the floor still looks like new today. What I am saying is that the floor aged well over time and adds a nostalgia that is hard to beat. When you decide to sell your home, prospective buyers almost always view hardwood floors as a big deal. Why not take advantage of that selling point?
3) Less chance of allergens
Carpet is literally a big sponge. It loves to soak up whatever you got. That includes anything from pet dander to pollen and everything in between. This can be a big issue for someone struggling with allergies. When you choose a wood floor all you need to do is sweep and mop and you get rid of all of those things. With carpet you need to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis but the day after it is cleaned it all starts over again with the collection of everything in the air. Cleaning is easy with a flat solid surface.
4) Hardwood is a sustainable choice
Did you know that over seventy percent of the forest that was here in the United States in the 17th century is still here with us now? That really shows you how well we are doing when it comes to treating our forests as a renewable resource. Over the years there have been study after study that also shows that a young tree can filter out much more carbon dioxide from the environment than an old tree can. When you choose this type of floor you are literally doing the environment a favor! That is especially true when you choose an American made product.
5) Plain & Simple- Wood looks good
This may seem to be a bit subjective to include in our list and maybe it is but that won't stop us. :) You would have a really hard time finding someone that does not appreciate the look of a freshly installed oak floor. Now more than ever there are a huge assortment of flooring choices. You can have species that come from all across the globe installed in your home. Not to mention the color choices available from ebony to light natural finish.
That concludes our list on why to choose hardwood flooring for your Novi home. If you would like more information or want to schedule an estimate with us then please visit our homepage and if you would like to see our guide to choosing the right type of floor then please visit that page here.