Carpet flooring is usually what comes to mind when designing or renovating bedroom flooring. Hardwood flooring however, can be a fantastic option with many different styles to choose from. Carpet may bring warmth and comfort to a bedroom, but one cannot beat the sophistication and timeless look of hardwood flooring. Here at Floor Coverings International of Central Iowa and Des Moines, our experts will bring you everything you need, from samples to advice, to make the best decision for you and your home.
Hardwood flooring ranges on the scale of durability, depending on the type of hardwood you choose. Solid hardwood is very durable, but be aware that it can be worn down easily by heavy foot traffic and your furry friends. However don’t worry too much, because the perk of solid hardwood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished ten to twelve times, lasting 50+ years. Engineered hardwood and laminate are both equally great choices, but just keep in mind that both types of hardwood flooring can only be sanded and refinished two to three times. The perk of these types of flooring is the protection coated onto the boards, making the boards much more resistant to scratches, scuffs, and dents.
Hardwood flooring also offers value. Hardwood flooring, whether it’s solid, engineered, or laminate, almost guarantees to increase the value of your home. This will be beneficial when you think about selling your property in the future. Hardwood flooring is timeless and will be popular for years to come. You can make the bedroom one of the most desirable rooms in the house by installing hardwood planks. Not only will it increase the value of your home, but you will also save on maintenance costs. Without carpet to vacuum or steam clean, you’ll save money on electricity and any repairs you might have to make to those appliances.
At Floor Coverings International of Central Iowa and Des Moines, our experts will jump at the chance to assist you with all of your flooring needs. We will arm you with the information you need and personally bring you flooring samples to your home in the greater Des Moines, Marshalltown, Ankeny & Ames area. Call today to schedule a free in-home consultation.
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