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Pros and Cons of Hardwood Floors In Your Home

by Kuhrich on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hardwood floors are definitely very beautiful and come with a lot of advantages, but they do have their drawbacks as well. It is very important to consider both the advantages and drawbacks of hardwood floors before you install them. Here are some of the pros and cons of installing hardwood floors in your custom home.

The Pros

Appearance

Hardwood floors definitely look beautiful and tend to go with just about any room in your home. Their warm colors and simplicity help your home look much more inviting.

Durablity

Another great aspect of hardwood floors is that they are very durable. When you get hardwood floors installed, you do not have to worry about them wearing down in a few years. In fact, if you take proper care of your hardwood floors, they might even last you a lifetime.

Easy to Maintain

Hardwood floors are not a pain to maintain. If you do not enjoy spending a lot of time cleaning your floors, you will love hardwood floors. Just sweep or vacuum them once a week to keep them clean. If you do happen to spill something on your hardwood floors, you do not have to panic. Spills can be cleaned up very easily and they will not leave any stains.

The Cons

Expensive

One of the downsides of hardwood floors is that they are more expensive than other types of flooring.

Cold

If your home does not have very good insulation, your hardwood floors will definitely feel cold on your feet in the winter months. You will definitely want to wear a pair of slippers if this is the case.

Loud

Hardwood floors are also very loud. When you walk on hardwood floors, everyone will be able to hear you. It is very difficult to keep a quiet home when you have hardwood floors.

As you can see, there are definitely both pros and cons to hardwood floors. If you think that you can deal with the drawbacks of hardwood floors, then you should certainly consider having them installed in your house.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com