Hardwood flooring is an ever-popular choice for both modern and traditional homes and it’s clear to see why. Offering a wide range of benefits and an undeniably stunning look, we stock a huge range of it at Frank’s The Flooring Store.

Hardwood is naturally inviting and a timeless material for any property, whether old or new. There really is no other type of flooring that exudes the richness, warmth and sense of homeliness that a beautiful wooden floor does.

Despite being more expensive than laminate, which is proving to be popular in modern homes, hardwood offers a completely genuine appearance and feel of the natural material.

However, like other types of flooring there are pros and cons, depending on your home, who is in it, the lifestyle you lead as well as budget. To help you make a decision, we’ve put together the must-know pros and cons of hardwood.

Hardwood Flooring: Pros

Let us explain exactly why hardwood flooring is popular among so many homeowners.

Long Lasting

With sufficient care and maintenance, you won’t ever have to replace hardwood flooring in your lifetime. Unlike many other materials, hardwood can actually last for centuries in a home. 

However, it is essential to know how to clean and maintain hardwood to keep its luxurious appearance alive. For this reason, it is a great long-term investment and can also heavily increase the value of your property should you choose to sell. 

Easy To Clean

Generally, hardwood flooring requires minimal cleaning and what cleaning it does require is easy to carry out. Simply sweep or vacuum to get rid of dust, while mopping with a pH-neutral cleanser and a damp mop will remove any stains that have occurred.

Be careful when vacuuming wood flooring and make sure you use a soft brush attachment to avoid scratching the surface of the floor.

To restore the original appearance of wood floors, they can be polished and buffed using a soft cloth and homemade solution.

Wide Variety Of Hardwood Flooring Available

At Frank’s The Flooring Store, we have a wide range of hardwood flooring available. Therefore, should you be looking for the perfect grain and shade to compliment your interiors, we have plenty of choice to interest you.

Unique Look

No two planks of wood are the same, which means that you are guaranteed a completely one-of-a-kind flooring appearance. The authenticity that comes with hardwood is unmatched and provides a unique and attractive look in a league of its own. 

Hardwood Flooring: Cons

As much as hardwood flooring is popular, there can be a few downsides depending what you feel is important and what is not.

More Expensive

If you are on a budget for flooring, then hardwood might not be the best choice. Although there are a wide range of benefits to hardwood, customers gravitate towards laminate because it is a cheaper option that mimics the look of wood.

However, as we mentioned earlier, the look and feel of hardwood is unmatched!

Not Water Resistant

If you are considering installing hardwood in your home, you must be aware that it is prone to water damage. From cupping and weakening to real damage of the wood, water is the ultimate enemy for hardwood floors.

Unless all members of your household are willing to make the effort to protect the flooring from water and clean up after themselves, this material might not be a suitable choice.

Discover a wide range of high quality hardwood flooring options at your local Frank’s. Pop down to your nearby store and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to transform your home.

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