Pros & Cons of Hardwood Flooring in the Bedroom
The flooring in your bedroom is a particularly intimate surface. It is the first thing your bare feet step onto in the morning and the last thing they touch before climbing into bed each night. The effect that bedroom flooring has on a person is both physical and psychological, making your choice of materials a particularly important design decision.
There are many criteria you can use to choose the best bedroom flooring material. Some of these may be obvious, such as the feel of the floor underfoot, or its visual appeal. You may also be concerned about environmental issues—does the flooring off-gas chemicals, is it created in a green manner, and will it be recyclable someday when it is time to replace it? And there are also care and maintenance issues, as well as longevity to consider. Some of these elements may be more important to you than others, but all should be considered when you make a flooring choice for your bedroom. Every flooring material has both advantages and disadvantages, including the most popular options for bedroom flooring.
Next to carpeting, hardwood flooring is the most popular choice for bedroom flooring. Among real estate professionals, genuine hardwood is usually regarded as one of the best flooring materials. Not only is it beautiful and hard-wearing, but it's also relatively warm and durable. Even better, it's environmentally friendly.
Attractive surface: Hardwood extends a warm, natural beauty to a bedroom. The look will vary depending on wood species and finish, but wood almost always lends a feeling of primal beauty to a room.
Warmer and more resilient than tile and stone: While it’s obviously not as soft as its carpeting ,hardwood planks do have some yield and are softer and warmer underfoot than most tile and stone alternatives. Hardwood can be combined with throw rugs and area rugs to make the floor even more amenable.
Improves real estate value: While it wasn't always the case, in today's real estate market, hardwood flooring is a much sought-after flooring, and homes with hardwood tend to sell faster and for a slightly higher selling price.
Durable, long-lasting material: When cared for properly, hardwood flooring can last as long as the house itself. It is unlikely your hardwood floors will need to be replaced unless you do it for aesthetic reasons.
Recyclable material: At the end of its life, old hardwood flooring almost always has a market as a second-hand material. Many recycling centers accept old hardwood flooring, and if a landfill is the only option, hardwood breaks down naturally.
Non-allergenic: Hardwood is easy to sweep and wipe clean of dust, pollen, and other allergens. For allergy sufferers, hardwood is an ideal flooring.
Maintenance is tricky: Hardwood flooring is fairly resistant to stains and damage, but when damage does occur, it can be hard to repair. And hardwood needs to be sealed occasionally and eventually will need to be stripped and refinished.
Relatively expensive: Quality solid hardwood is one of the pricier flooring choices. Materials plus installation costs range from $6 to $25 per square foot, depending on the type of wood selected.
No thermal or sound insulation value: Hardwood floors offer no insulation value, and they are noisy, with no sound absorption or dampening effect.
Harder than cork or carpeting: Although not a fully rigid surface, a child or older adult on hardwood flooring still runs the risk of injury from falls.
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