If you’re looking to add value and beauty to home consider a hardwood floor installation. Hardwood floors are full of inherent benefits that will last throughout the years. Renovating your house’s flooring is major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly and that’s why Mihalko’s is here to provide some great reasons on choosing a hardwood floor installation.
Benefits of Hardwood Floors
Easy to Clean. There is no task more tenuous than vacuuming or attempting to remove stains from carpet. Hardwood floors don’t accumulate too much dust, dirt or debris. Occasional sweeping and mopping should be all the maintenance hardwood floors need.
Strength and Durability. High quality wood floors can last for generations. Active workspaces and areas of heavy foot traffic often opt for hardwood floors due to their hard-wearing durability. When considering strength and durability there are options:
Solid Hardwood – typically more expensive and shouldn’t be installed in high-moisture rooms. Solid wood has the ability to be refinished multiple times and last long longer than engineered hardwood.
Engineered Hardwood – cheaper than solid hardwood and made of multiple layers of adhered wood. Expands and contracts well with humid conditions but cannot be refinished many times due the showing of underlayers.
Slow to Age. Some of the oldest homes in this county located in the New England area still retain their original hardwood floors. Carpeting and vinyl cannot stand the test of time like hardwood floors. This long-term investment could yield the highest resale value out of all your home renovations.
Indoor Air Quality. Allergy sufferers and asthmatics would best be suited with hardwood floors. Animal dander, dust, pollen, and particles have a hard time gathering in the absence of fibers and grout lines.
The benefits of hardwood floors arguably outweigh other flooring options but in the end it comes down to preference. When it does come time to make those home renovations let Mihalko’s General Contracting be your preferred contractor. Mihalko’s has an excellent team with decades of hardwood floor installation experience. In fact, we’ve been serving the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s today.