The Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air quality is one of our top health threats. Installed in the home, or elsewhere, hardwood flooring can help to contribute to a healthy living environment. Hard surface flooring such as hardwood flooring does not trap or harbor dust mites or molds that cause respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma.
Hardwood floors are ecologically friendly, since hardwood is a natural resource. Unlike most floor coverings, hardwood flooring is sustainable. Today, most hardwood flooring timber is cut from forests that are carefully managed to ensure sustainability.
With today’s advances in hardwood flooring stains and finishes, cleaning your hardwood floor has never been easier. Regular maintenance requires little more than sweeping with a soft broom and wipe with a well rung out cloth, when required.
Beautiful hardwood floors need not cost much more than a quality carpet, indeed hardwood floors will work out cheaper in the long run. Unlike a carpet, your hardwood floors will last for years and increase the value of your home. Hardwood floors also add to the value of a home. Surveys of real estate agents nationwide estimate that hardwood flooring can add as much as $10,000 to $50,000 to a home’s resale value.