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Hardwood flooring is a timeless choice that brings elegance and warmth to any home. Despite its popularity, several myths about hardwood flooring persist, often deterring homeowners from making an informed decision. At Ferreira Flooring, we believe in providing accurate information to help you choose the best flooring for your needs. Let’s debunk five common myths about hardwood flooring.

Myth 1: Hardwood Floors Are High Maintenance

One of the most pervasive myths is that hardwood floors require constant upkeep and are difficult to maintain. In reality, maintaining hardwood floors is quite straightforward. Regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt and dust, along with occasional mopping using a damp (not wet) cloth, is usually all it takes to keep your floors looking beautiful. Modern finishes and sealants have made hardwood floors more resistant to scratches and stains, reducing the need for frequent refinishing.

Myth 2: Hardwood Floors Are Easily Damaged by Water

While it’s true that hardwood floors can be damaged by excessive moisture, they are not as vulnerable as many believe. With proper installation and maintenance, hardwood floors can handle everyday spills and humidity changes. Immediate cleanup of spills and using area rugs in high-moisture areas like kitchens can help protect your floors. Additionally, engineered hardwood flooring offers even greater resistance to moisture, making it a viable option for basements and other potentially damp areas.

Myth 3: Hardwood Floors Are Not Suitable for Homes with Pets

Many pet owners shy away from hardwood floors, fearing that claws and accidents will ruin the surface. However, choosing the right type of hardwood and finish can make a significant difference. Harder wood species, such as oak or hickory, and a durable finish can withstand pet traffic. Regular nail trimming and using area rugs in high-traffic areas can further protect your floors. It’s also essential to clean up any accidents promptly to prevent staining and damage.

Myth 4: Hardwood Floors Are Expensive

While hardwood floors can have a higher upfront cost compared to other flooring options, they are a long-term investment that can add significant value to your home. Hardwood floors are durable and can last for decades with proper care, unlike carpets or vinyl that may need frequent replacement. Additionally, the aesthetic appeal and increased resale value make hardwood floors a cost-effective choice over time.

Myth 5: Hardwood Floors Are Cold and Uncomfortable

Some homeowners believe that hardwood floors are cold and uncomfortable to walk on, especially in colder climates. However, hardwood floors have natural insulating properties that can help maintain a comfortable temperature. Using area rugs can add warmth and coziness, and radiant heating systems can be installed underneath hardwood floors to provide consistent warmth. Unlike tile or stone, hardwood floors offer a softer, more forgiving surface underfoot.

Hardwood flooring is a versatile and durable choice that can enhance the beauty and value of any home. By debunking these common myths, we hope to provide you with a clearer understanding of the benefits and realities of hardwood flooring. At Ferreira Flooring, we are committed to helping you make informed decisions for your flooring needs. Contact us today to learn more about our hardwood flooring options and how we can help transform your space.

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Derrick MoggyDerrick Moggy
01:28 24 Sep 22
Alex and his team installed new hardwood flooring throughout my house. He was responsive, thorough and completed a quality job. I am very happy with the final product.
23:48 01 Jun 22
Alex was great to work with! He was very detail oriented, flexible and his picky and precise work ethic shows that he takes pride in a job well done! Would highly recommend!
Grant SkinnerGrant Skinner
21:54 23 Mar 22
Woa- we can’t be more thankful for Alex and the care and quality he put into helping us transform our space.Alex it truly a great communicator, very professional and his work speaks for itself.We had done a ceramic tile installation in our kitchen over a year ago, that over time had seen a lot of wear and tear, and the tiles began to shift. We unfortunately had to get these removed and so we found Alex online. His site, photos and work looked good so we called him to assess the project.From day 1 we felt good about moving forward with Alex and felt like he knew immediately what we were going for and what we wanted, and even offered some great suggestions that helped make the finish product even better.The entire process Alex kept us in the loop of what’s going on and how the process was moving forward.Once the project was complete, he even ended up coming back the following week to ensure that everything was finished up and even replaced a slightly damaged tile.We feel very fortunate to have had Alex help us make our house more homey.Without hesitation, we’d love to have Alex back for any future needs we may have!Thank you!
Kate KizilianKate Kizilian
13:34 15 Sep 20
Alex and his team are amazing. They are very professional, arrive on time, and share a positive and energetic attitude about your project no matter how big or small. He is through and asks questions to the homeowner instead of just doing. He’s meticulous in choosing the wood to use out of the box and has recommendations Of what to do when product arrives damaged or warped. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Angela KotskaAngela Kotska
19:16 29 May 20
Alex is beyond amazing at what he does! He is very professional and easy to work with. He shows pride in what he does and it shows every step of the way! Thank you so much Alex! We love our floor and we can’t wait for all the other rooms were going to do next! 10/10 RECOMMEND! Such an amazing person to work with and very professional! Highly recommend! :)

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