Wood flooring is one of the most misunderstood flooring materials out there. Not a week goes by where we don't field questions that come from a place of total misunderstanding about the material on a fundamental level. We say that without a smidgeon of judgment, because the flooring world is complicated, and it's easy to see how wires get crossed.
So, we thought we'd set the record straight about hardwood flooring with this rundown of three common misconceptions people have concerning it. Let's bust some myths:
Myth 1: It is hard to maintain
Hardwood flooring has always carried a sort of "chic mystique" that borders upon the haughty and this posh air has led to its reputation for being a little high-maintenance. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Really, you just have to regularly sweep or vacuum, and occasionally take a slightly damp mop or microfiber to them. The main thing about maintaining the hardwood flooring in your Georgia home is to make sure that you minimize the flooring's exposure to moisture and humidity. Simply cleaning up liquid spills as quickly as possible, and putting down some waterproof mats near sinks and entries to the home, is enough to seriously minimize the risk of water damage, and goes a long way toward prolonging the service life of your hardwood flooring.
Myth 2: It's Expensive
Many people see the higher sticker price of wood, and get the impression that it is expensive or a luxury item. While it is true that the price of wood for your floors is a bit higher than some other materials, no other material offers the same return on investment and sheer longevity as wood.
What looks like a high price is really an investment. Sure you pay more at the outset, but the ability to sand and refinish the floors over the course of their service life, and their general durability, mean you will pay less in the long run to keep your floors in tip-top condition.
Hardwood floors are also famously big-ticket items on home buyer's wish lists, and are known to increase the value of a home. Don't mistake paying for quality and longevity for price gouging. Hardwood floors are one of the few things in life where you can still get what you pay for!
Myth 3: It's not eco-friendly
Many people hear about the impact that deforestation has on our environment, and immediately assume that cutting down trees to make floors is a big part of the problem. In reality, the vast majority of wood for flooring comes from carefully managed tree farms.
These tree farms go to great lengths to ensure that there is always a growing supply of trees on hand for future harvest, and actually contribute to reforestation! Natural hardwood is one of the most eco-friendly materials you could ask for!
Looking for hardwood flooring in Georgia?
If you are considering a new flooring installation in the Woodstock, GA area, and would like to learn more about which options are best for your tastes and budget,Cherokee Floor Covering has you covered!
Just contact our showroom via phone or email or, better yet, stop by our showroom in Woodstock, GA, to have an in-person look at our incredible selection of flooring styles and materials. We're always ready to help you find the answers you need, so you can get the floors you want at a price you'll love!