Hardwood Flooring Cost / Maintenance and Repair /Design

Hardwood Flooring Cost / Maintenance and Repair /Design

Solid hardwood floor plank

Hardwood Flooring Cost
You can find some wood flooring selling for as little as $1 to $2 per square foot, but in general,

a good-quality hardwood flooring will cost $5 to $10 per square foot or even more for the materials alone. Plan on spending another $3 to $8 per square foot for professional installation.

This makes hardwood more expensive than most carpet and other flooring options, such as vinyl.

Remember, though, that this is only the initial investment; a well-maintained hardwood floor can outlast other less-expensive options by decades, saving on replacement costs.

Maintenance and Repair
Hardwood flooring is among the easiest of floorings to maintain. Simple sweeping and wiping with a dry cloth will keep dirt and dust at bay,

and there are no places for dirt to hide. Hardwood flooring will, however, need to be refinished at some point—a process that can range from a simple reapplication of varnish to full stripping, sanding, and application of a new top-coat. But a hardwood floor kept clean may go decades before refinishing of any kind is needed,

especially in bedrooms, which see relatively light foot traffic.

And the simple fact that solid hardwood flooring can be refinished is one of its main advantages: Carpeting typically needs to be replaced every 10 years or so, while hardwood floors have been known to last as long as the house itself.

If you have dogs, especially large dogs, their toenails tend to scratch up hardwood flooring surfaces.

This can be mitigated to some extent by keeping pet nails trimmed or simply banning them from the boudoir.

For some people, the tiny nicks and scars are desirable, giving the floor a patina and sense of personality that evolves over time. But the reality is that pet dogs do somewhat complicate the maintenance of hardwood floors.

Design
Hardwood has been used as a flooring material for centuries, and despite radical shifts in trends and times, it has never gone out of style. A bedroom is a place that people often feel compelled to “recreate” every few months with a new design. One big advantage of hardwood is that it will look amazing with just about any decorative treatment you use.

Hardwood flooring is available in many wood species with different grain patterns, and it can be stained in an almost infinite range of hues. Top-coatings can range from glass-like gloss to a subtle matte finish, and hardwood flooring serves as the perfect backdrop for ornamental rugs and furnishings. ออกแบบบ้าน

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