When looking to replace or install the flooring in your home, your best choices are regular, engineered, or laminate hardwood floors. These floors will not only be aesthetically appealing, but they come with functional, financial, environmental, and health benefits as well. We’ve listed just a few of the reasons you should install replacement flooring that is either hardwood or laminate hardwood floors.
- Return on Investment – So hardwood and laminate wood flooring may be the priciest flooring options, but what you need to consider is the return on your investment. Home buyers are much more likely to purchase a home, and spend more to purchase that home, if it has hardwood or laminate wood floors. This means a ROI of between 50 and 70%.
- Environment – An acre of trees removes about 13 tons of dust and gas from the environment. Hardwood products like flooring actually contributes to the long-term sequestration of carbon. And while it may seem like cutting down trees for flooring is a bad idea, hardwood growth actually far exceeds removal in U.S. forests.
- Deep Breaths – Unlike carpeting, these floors never harbor dust or allergens, which can lead to countless allergy and breathing problems for members of the household.
- Few Disadvantages – For all the advantages that hardwood and laminate wood floors offer, there are very few drawbacks. Only the cost, the occasional refinishing, and the noise (from loud shoes on the surface, and echoing noise)could be considered disadvantages.
There can be a number of reasons to replace floors in your home, but if you’re dealing with ugly old carpet or linoleum, it’s time to switch to hardwood or laminate floors in kitchen, living room, or even bathroom settings. Helpful research also found here.