Six Myths About Hardwood Flooring
Due to hardwood flooring’s enduring appeal, more than one myth has surfaced and spread throughout the population about it.
Over the years at Broadloom, we must have heard every one of them at one time or another.
Where they come from, why they catch on, we’ll never understand.
Today, we can at least help to put an end to six of those myths.
Read the article below to dispel six common myths about hardwood floors.
1. You Need To Treat Wood Flooring Every Day
Some people believe they need to be on hand to serve their wooden floors hand and foot, fearing the worst will happen if they don’t take care of its every need.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, hardwood flooring maintenance is incredibly easy.
Simply sweep often — daily preferably — and mop every week or so.
Doing so will keep your floor in perfect condition.
2. Wood Flooring Is Expensive
It’s true hardwood flooring costs more than other forms, but when you include each floor’s expected lifetime, hardwood flooring actually works out incredibly cheap!
Natural wood flooring can last up to 75-100 years, laminate for up to 20 years, carpet just 10 years.
So, you can see the effect flooring’s longevity can have on pricing.
3. Expect Lots Of Damage
This one actually has some truth to it.
Not all hardwood is actually hard.
Some is soft and more likely to dent and scratch — but that’s ignoring the plethora of finishes available.
4. All Wood Flooring Looks Alike
They only look like if you’re unused to looking at them.
Our workers can tell the minute differences between each form of wood.
Add in the fact every plank you see in flooring is unique from the other planks around it, and you realise just how wrong this myth truly is!
5. Wood Flooring Isn’t For Every Room
The common wisdom is hardwood floors shouldn’t be fitted in wet rooms but that is to ignore the various finishes available.
You can have hardwood in any room you desire — so long as you have some control over the climate in the room.
6. Wood Flooring Only Comes In A Couple Of Shades
It’s possible to get any hue you want by staining them — so long as the original wood is very light in colour.
It is next to impossible to make dark wood lighter.
We hope you enjoyed this quick rundown of the six most common myths associated with hardwood flooring.
If you would like to have a free consultation with us, feel free to call us at any time.
Alternatively, check out our wood flooring services page for more information.