There are so many options on the market when it comes to choosing flooring for your home. This is why it’s so nice to find an option that can complement any room of the house.
One of the best and most versatile options someone can add to their home is hardwood flooring. Not only is this a durable option for high traffic areas such as kitchens and family rooms – but it can also create a cozy atmosphere in lowkey living spaces like bedrooms and home offices.
The downside to this particular type of flooring is the cost. Real hardwood has a very real price tag attached to it, and one needs to be careful when things such as water and other liquids spill on it. There can also be a bit of upkeep with hardwood, as the hardwood will need to be sanded and re-finished every 7-10 years.
Having noted these issues with hardwood, it’s also important to remember that if you chose to refinish the flooring yourself, it is not a long-involved task. It’s as simple as renting an industrial sander and sealing with a decent varnish, which will help eliminate some of those overhead costs.
As mentioned, the price-tag is another thing to be aware of. However, there are ways to counteract this cost. Price matching, comparison shopping, and even checking retailers for their policy on price matching is an excellent place to start. Also, take note of the construction companies in your area, this is a great opportunity to purchase “leftover” materials at a discount – even shopping through a local buy and sell site can prove to be quite fruitful.
In the end, though hardwood can be a little more on the costly side, and there is an edge of upkeep to it – it will absolutely outlast any other flooring option on the market. Not to mention it can add a special character to a home making it perfectly unique and perfectly yours.