Why Install a Hardwood Floor Over Carpet?
If you are looking at installing or purchasing a new floor, there are a few options you need to consider but chances are you will come down to two main choices, carpet or hardwood floors. LA Floor has a few tips to help you realize that hardwood floors might be the better option.
Reason #1 Hardwood Floors are Easier to Clean
Spills and messes can be disastrous for carpets as they can stain and set within seconds. With hardwood floors messes and spills can be wiped clean right away without damaging the floor in anyway. Carpets need to be vacuumed often and to really get them clean you need to rent an industrial carpet cleaner. Hardwood floors can be sweep or mopped with ease. The time it takes to clean a hardwood floor is much faster than the time it takes to clean carpet.
Reason #2 Hard Flooring is Healthier
It is a well documented fact that carpets collect dust and dust mites, both of which are major allergy and asthma concerns. A lesser known fact is that no matter how much you clean a carpet there will always be traces of dust and dust mites present in the fibres. Keep in mind this is the material that your kids play on, that you walk on in an environment where you breath the air.
Reason #3 Hardwood Floors can Increase the Value of Your Home
Hardwood floors are highly sought after and well regarded. Installing a hardwood floor in your home can in most cases add more value to your home than you spend on the installation. Flip through any home dÃ©cor magazine and it is easy to see how popular hard floors are becoming a small investment up front on a hardwood floor could pay back significantly down the road.
Reason #4 More Options
Once carpet is installed it is there for a long time and it can’t be dressed up at all to change its appearance no matter how hard you try it will always be a carpet. With hardwood flooring you can pick a neutral color and put throw rugs down to enhance whatever style you want for the room. The best part is changing the style can be as easy as resurfacing the wood or throwing a different rug over top.
LA Floor has been installing hardwood floors in the Greater Toronto Area for a number of years. In addition to installing well crafted hardwood floors LA Floors also repairs and cares for existing floors. “We repair damaged floors (water damage, grooves, scratches).We also sand, buff and refinish existing wood floors. Floors can be refinished with your choice of a satin, semi-gloss or hi-gloss finish”, says the owner of LA Floors. “Installing a hardwood floor for your home or business is a big investment and as a result choosing an installer is a significant decision. At LA Floor we work hard to earn your trust and confidence as we deliver the very best in hardwood floor installation.
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