Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

hardwood flooring pros and consHardwood is one of the most popular choices for flooring. It’s durable, virtually stain proof, easy to clean, aesthetically pleasing, and comes in a wide variety of colours, wood types, and styles. But, like all types of flooring, hardwood has its disadvantages, too. If you’re considering hardwood for your home or business, take a look at the list of pros and cons below to ensure you’re 100% satisfied with your decision.

Pros

It’s easy to maintain

One of the greatest benefits of hardwood flooring is that it’s easy to clean and maintain. Spills and dirt on carpets can be difficult to remove or even permanent stains, but on hardwood they can simply be swept, mopped, or wiped away. Hardwood can also be vacuumed, swept, or mopped many times without being damaged or losing any of its luster. To keep the floor looking shiny and new, however, you should clean it with a specialized hardwood floor cleaner on a regular basis.

Wood floors are durable

Hardwood is one of the most resilient flooring types around. With care and maintenance, it can last for many years. It can also be sanded and refinished many times, so even a floor with lots of scratches can be restored to look like new.

Hardwood is attractive

Most people find hardwood attractive. It creates a warm atmosphere and the neutral colours work well with any décor. This means you won’t be limited in your furniture and design choices.

Cons

Moisture and humidity can ruin a hardwood floor

The greatest disadvantage to having hardwood is that it’s vulnerable to humidity and moisture. Wood will deteriorate in the presence of even the smallest amount of moisture. This means leaks can destroy a hardwood floor by penetrating the subfloor and floor boards. Spills or moisture of any kind should be wiped up as quickly as possible.

It may scratch easily

Wood floors that are finished with shellac can be susceptible to scratching. Furniture, pets, sharp objects, and high-heeled shoes are all examples of items that can scratch or dent hardwood.

Hardwood can be more expensive than other types of flooring

For some people, the price is the only downside of hardwood flooring. You have to pay for all of the materials, as well as hire a professional Saskatoon flooring company if you want it installed correctly.

But, while hardwood can cost more up-front, they are a long-lasting and beautiful flooring solution. If you’re ready to discover how hardwood can add style and value to your home or business, give us a call.

Mudroom Flooring

Snow and rain paired with kids in Saskatoon creates a real challenge for homes! Mudrooms are growing in popularity to provide functionality and style. 

You’ll notice in each one of these examples provided by Houzz, the flooring is different. We share this to illustrate the variety of flooring options available to you. Regardless of the style you’re looking to create, Braid Flooring & Window Fashions can find a solution for your home. 



Stainmaster Carpet for Active Families and Pets

One of the most recognized brands spanning the world of carpet is Stainmaster. Carpet in Saskatoon has long been a family favorite as it provides value, warmth, and a soft feel under foot. The Stainmaster carpet collection provides all of the essentials including durability not seen with other carpets. 

Stainmaster carpet’s newest addition to the collection is Pet Protect. While all Stainmaster carpets come with advanced stain and soil protection, this product is specially designed for families with pets.

 

 

Here’s what you can expect:

1. RESISTS PET STAINS

  • It is color safe and can be cleaned with powerful cleaning agents.

2. RELEASES PET HAIR

  • Carpet easily releases pet hair while vacuuming, cutting vacuuming time.

3. REDUCES PET ODORS

  • The STAINMASTER® carpet cushion helps keep spills and accidents from soaking into the cushion and subfloor, reducing odors when cleaned.

If you are one of the many pet lovers in Saskatoon please visit our showroom to learn about our Stainmaster Flooring Center advantages.

 

Hardwood for the Active Household

Let’s face it, hardwood is the king of flooring making any home feel more elegant. It provides warmth, color, and helps create a calm environment for the home. Unfortunately though hardwood is not a great choice for every home.

Hardwood flooring will dent and scratch over time which in most cases, truly adds to the beauty of the floor. But if you have a household consisting of 3 kids and 2 big dogs, that hardwood is going to look beat up in short order. The good news is you can have the look of hardwood in other products that provide the durability your home requires. The visuals are becoming more and more realistic each day. Can you spot the hardwood?

 

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The most recent edition of Saskatoon Home Magazine has an excellent article on the options available to consumers today. Be sure to come to our showroom in Saskatoon and have us help assess your home to ensure you have the products right for your home.