Besides the many environmental and economic benefits of quality wood flooring, there are plenty of reasons an increasing number of Americans are choosing wood over manufactured products. A few of the reasons they typically cite include health, convenience, and appearance — factors we all care about in building and choosing our homes and businesses. We’ll look at those characteristics of wood flooring, especially in contrast to wall-to-wall carpet.
Did you know that wood flooring is healthier for you and your family than carpet? Those with allergies to pet dander, mold spores, dust mites, and other increasingly common allergens are particularly affected by the fact that carpet contains up to 100 times more allergens than hard floors, such as wood floors. Wood floors are also easier to clean with a light vacuum, broom, or damp mop — an especially attractive feature for parents of young children or pet owners. Carpet can also trap odors from spills or animals, as well as any chemicals used in its production. By contrast, wood floors offer delightful aromas, especially when recently polished, contributing positively to the atmosphere of your home.
One of the biggest selling points of a wood floor is the fact that it’s a far more low-maintenance option than carpet. Not that we’re not saying it’s a maintenance-free option; it will last decades, but it will still require a little TLC.
Here at Rehmeyer Wood Floors, we highly recommend using a Tung Oil finish in order to enhance the natural beauty of your wood floor as well as increase its longevity. Tung Oil can be recoated as needed, requiring only a light scuffing in order to remove any scratches from everyday wear.
Even if a board falls prey to a major gouge or heavy wear and must be repaired, sanding and sealing the area can fix the issue, without the inconvenience (or expense) of replacing the entire room with new carpet. It won’t stain, become ragged, or unravel, like carpet can.
Carpet styles come and go. The timeless beauty of wood, however, transcends the particulars of any interior design trend. With many grain patterns, wood species, and style options available, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste. Unlike any carpet you may like, though, your wood floor won’t be likely to be torn out when someone else purchases your home. Even if they want to refinish your wood floor in favor of a slightly different style, they’ll see it as a benefit, not an extra issue to address.
For those with especially unique flooring ideas, Rehmeyer offers an “Extreme Custom” flooring option that’s as creative as you want it to be. Wood has the ability to visually add warmth to any home, with its natural, organic appearance and rich brown hues.
Rehmeyer Wood Floors
Rehmeyer Wood Floors offers a full range of custom milled and engineered wide plank hardwood flooring. Rehmeyer’s flooring is all 3/4″ solid hardwood and sold unfinished, prefinished, or completely custom finished to suit your project.
Call Rehmeyer Wood Floors today toll free at (888) 474-4047 or visit our website at RehmeyerFloors.com to learn more about our custom flooring services. Based out of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, Rehmeyer Wood Floors ships nationwide.