Wood flooring is popular with many homeowners because
of its unrivaled beauty and warmth. A wood floor can make any room in
the house more inviting. The variety of available woods for flooring
is continuing to increase, creating new decorative options for interior
Properly finished wood flooring can have many positive benefits. It
is fairly easy to keep clean, only requiring a wet mop in most cases.
Installing a wood floor can also increase the overall value of your
home. Most real estate agents will tell you that a hardwood floor is
one of the biggest selling points of a home.
Wood flooring does have several disadvantages. First, it does require
a degree of maintenance (aside from cleaning). Wood floors often need
to be oiled and waxed, and depending on the circumstances they should
be refinished periodically. Wood floors are also more prone to dents
and scratches than other flooring options.