Hardwood flooring offers warmth and richness in a home. It enhances the decor of any room and has the benefit of being easy to maintain. Most hardwood floors require little more than regular sweeping or vacuuming.
While some concerns exist about the depletion of forests, there are a large number of products certified as being drawn from sustainably harvested forests. Furthermore, wood from old structures is also available, recycled for another life in your home. Bamboo is another environmentally friendly option.
While wood flooring may have a larger initial capital outlay, over its lifespan it works out to be cheaper than many other popular flooring options.
Finally, wood flooring has an important health benefit of not collecting dust and other allergens. In fact, many leading health associations recommend wood floors as a good choice for a healthy home.
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