Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing Hardwood Floors in a Bedroom

bedroom hardwood floorsAre you considering installing hardwood floors throughout your entire home? Choosing hardwood for your open living room and kitchen update may have been a no-brainer. But, deciding to change the flooring in all of your home’s bedrooms is likely causing you to hesitate. After all, is hardwood really appropriate for bedrooms? The answer to this question isn’t simple, and will depend on your personal preferences and current living situation. You should absolutely discuss this potential change with a professional contractor in your area. Be sure to ask about the advantages and disadvantages of installing hardwood floors in your home’s bedrooms.

Advantages

One of the easiest advantages to identify is that hardwood floors are gorgeous. If you’re looking for a way to enhance the overall appearance of your home, installing hardwood is a great way to accomplish it. Hardwood flooring in your bedrooms will appear warm and welcoming to family and guests alike.

Hardwood is also very durable and quite easy to clean. While many homeowners worry that maintaining it is too difficult and time-consuming, hardwood flooring isn’t as difficult as people suppose. A few minor adjustments in your cleaning closet and you’ll be set.

If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, hardwood would be a great addition to that person’s bedroom. Because hardwood floors are smooth and solid, you can clean unwanted dust and pollen away more simply,than with carpeting.

Having hardwood installed throughout your entire home also adds an element of design cohesion. Hardwood flooring is also appropriate for bathroom upgrades.

Disadvantages

If you have pets and their nails grow too long, they can damage the hardwood floors throughout your home. Keeping your pet’s nails short or restricting them to certain areas of your house can reduce this problem, however.

Do you live in a two story home? If your bedrooms are on the second floor, noise may become an issue. The sound of footsteps can be loud and, over time, you may have to deal with the sound of creaking boards.

One of the biggest considerations for any home remodeling project is the price. Unfortunately, hardwood floors are not cheap. There are several other less expensive flooring options available.

Are Hardwood Floors Right for Your Home’s Bedrooms?

Are you interested in installing hardwood floors in your home’s bedrooms? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Bellingham can help determine if hardwood is right for you and your family. Find out more about our company on our website or call (360) 558-3171 to schedule an appointment. Remember to ask about our free consultation offer when you call.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Hardwood Floors

Serving the communities of Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Mt. Vernon & Sedro-Woolley

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