Housing Tip: The Pros & Cons of Hardwood Floors


Trying to decide between carpet and hardwood, or any of the other many types of flooring options, is hard. So, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of having hardwood floors to help make your decision just a tad easier!

1. They look amazing! The number one pro of hardwood floors is that they look amazing and adds style to any home.
2. Easy maintenance: If you get the right type of hardwood floors, they can be pretty much maintenance free other than the occasional wax or re-stain.
3. Durability: Hardwood floors are very durable with the proper treatment so you don’t have to worry about replacing them!
4. Easy clean-up: One major reason people choose hardwoods is so that they do not have to worry about staining carpets or them looking dingy after a few years. They are great for care-free cleaning!

1. Dirt & pet hair visibility: One of the main cons about hardwoods is that if you have a pet, seeing the dirt and hair left behind is very easy. Carpeting or more texture flooring tends to hide dirt and hair better than hardwoods, so you may find yourself cleaning more simply because you notice it faster.
2. Cost: Another con of hardwoods is that they are a somewhat costly option, depending on the type you want, when considering installing them a large section of your home.
3. Scratches: One main concern with hardwood floors is that they are prone to scratches. However, this can be mostly prevented by using area rugs or simply being cautious when moving furniture around.

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