Can you believe that March is almost here? There’s no better time for you to commit to maintaining and improving one of your largest investments, your home! Each month, we highlight a home maintenance task or improvement project that is vital to the operation of your home and can increase your home’s value. We know schedules are hectic and you can’t always get to the tasks or projects that we will touch upon, which is why we want you to think of Handyman Connection as your go-to connection for all of your home improvement and maintenance needs!
This month, we are focusing on upgrading your home’s flooring. When considering a flooring upgrade for you home, cost may be the first thing that comes to mind. While installing hardwood floors may be more expensive than replacing outdated carpet, hardwood is so low-maintenance, you will save money down the road. Hardwood floors are durable and can get scratched, stained, or cracked, and can simply be refinished, compared to carpet, which must be replaced when damaged. Hardwood floors also add value to your home and potential buyers are willing to pay more for homes with hardwood flooring. Here are some other reasons why you should consider upgrading to hardwood floors in your home:
- Hardwood is a healthier flooring option, especially for those who suffer from allergies. Carpet can be home to dirt, allergens, unpleasant odors, and even parasites. Wood floors are much easier to keep clean and do not harbor those harmful particulates, so they create a healthier air quality in your home.
- Hardwood floors are made from a renewable, naturally occurring resource. It takes less energy and water to produce them, and they won’t need to be replaced as often as carpet. They can also be recycled at the end of their life as your floor. Hardwood flooring is the ecological option!
- Hardwood floors are strong, and it takes a lot of force to dent or scratch them. Carpet sometimes requires to be replaced as often as every five years, but hardwood floors last for decades.
- Many people simply love the way hardwood floors look in their homes. It can add an instant update to your room, they never go out of style, and unlike carpet, their colour and luster do not fade over time. Since hardwood floors come from nature, there are endless natural patterns and colours to choose from.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your home’s floors, call us today at 1-800-88-HANDY. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation project estimate!