Hardwood flooring has many advantages over any other type of flooring material. Whether the flooring is being installed in a new home in Naperville or is being installed as part of a renovation project, it adds value, warmth, and style. Although hardwood may be more costly to install than carpets, they will last 100 years or more with routine care.
Solid Hardwood Floors:
Solid hardwood floors are extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear from even the most active household. Although laminate flooring has its plus-points, nothing beats solid hardwood floors for warmth. Hardwood is ideal for those who suffer from allergies; it resists the formation of mold and mildew. Maintaining solid hardwood is easy when compared to carpeting; a quick run over with a damp or vacuum cleaner is all that is needed.
Pre-finished Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring material is readily available in pre-finished form. Pre-finished floor eliminates the need for sanding, which can be a dirty process. It also saves on installation costs and, there is no need to wait for the finished varnish or lacquer to dry. The moment the flooring has been installed, you can walk on it.
Pre-finished flooring is ideal for those who wish to install the material themselves. Professional installers often prefer working with unfinished wood as it allows them to seal the completed installation better. A uniform seal on the surface prevents moisture from getting between the slats. It is a fact that moisture is the enemy of wood flooring.
Hardwood allows the homeowner more possible variations depending on the wood species and the stain that is used. Some stains are designed to bring out the natural grain of the wood; others are used to change the color and appearance.
If you are considering hardwood flooring in Naperville, contact Best Buy Carpet and Granite. To schedule an in-house consultation, visit our website.