Our floors can often be the thing we take for granted in our homes. We walk on them, our pets roll around on them, our kids play on them. We spill food and drink, drag in dirt and dust, and we do our best to keep them clean and presentable. Flooring can go highly unappreciated, but it can also make a world of difference in the look of our homes and the functionality. If you are ready to have a major quality upgrade in your home, you might want to consider going for hardwood floors. But, what is the best wood for hardwood floors?
Let’s dive in!
Carpet seems like a good idea, right? It’s cozy and comfortable. Maybe you bought your home with carpet already installed, and you didn’t give it a second thought.
Unfortunately, carpets can end up being more trouble than they are worth in the long run. For one thing, you might be stuck with a color or shade of carpet that is a blast from the past we would rather forget.
Carpeted floors also are not as desirable as they once were and can be a turn-off for future home buyers or rental tenants. And we hate to break it to you, but that red wine stain is noticeable and probably won’t come out.
Hardwood floors can offer you a lot more when it comes to style and sustainability.
If you want something long-lasting, durable, and a good investment in your home, oak wood floors may be right for you and your home.
Red oak offers red or pink undertones in its color and is great for the indoors. However, more and more people are choosing white oak for its wide range of tones. White oak is ideal for its aesthetic qualities that are popular with current trends. Since it is compatible with many décor styles and interior designs, it will accommodate any redecorating in the future.
White oak is also harder than other woods, including red oak, which is another reason it is a popular choice.
Once that carpet starts showing its wear and tear, it may already be past due to replace it. Hardwood floors are significantly more durable than carpet and will last for years to come. You will also be less likely to panic when someone spills their coffee on the hardwood floor instead of the absorbent carpet.
Different wood will have different qualities, so you will want to choose which type will best suit the room you plan to have it installed in.
For example, white oak is more water-resistant than other types of woods, which means it does well in kitchens and bathrooms.
Depending on your home, which rooms you would like to replace the flooring in, or if you need existing hardwood flooring to be restored, it is best to talk with a professional who can answer all your questions and make the right recommendations for you.
At Troendle Hardwood Floor Company, we offer free quotes for Escambia and Santa Rosa County, so contact us today! If you are still unsure of what would be the best wood for your hardwood flooring, let us know. We’ll get you the answers you need.