Your floors are the one surface you and your family spend the most time on in your home. You should make sure your floors can handle all the things you drop or spill on them.
Wood flooring is a great choice for your active family with kids and pets.
Hardwood floors are easy to clean and maintain because you can see when they are dirty and don’t hold dirt, dust, hair, or pollen for those of you that have allergies. Carpet may look clean, but dirt, etc. has worked its way into the fibers and stays there.
Wood floors are the easiest to clean. All it takes is a regular sweep and an occasional cleaning with a wood cleaner and terrycloth mop. Wood is a warm and durable surface for your family to live on.
Yes, large dogs are able to scratch a wood floor. Kids can mark them when they drop things. Dragging furniture can also leave a mark. But all flooring starts to show wear over time. Trimming pet’s nails and using rugs where kids play is a great way to protect your floors. Also, many prefinished floors are hand scraped, distressed, or wire brushed textures that helps disguise normal wear and tear your family can cause to your floors.
One other point – Wood flooring is the only flooring that actually raises the value of your home (according to realtors, up to double the amount you spend having them installed).