7 Most Common Myths of Hardwood Flooring – Debunked!

Wood flooring is always a standout option when property owners are looking for something to add a rich feel to a property. Yet, there are some myths about hardwood flooring that seem to stop them from getting the look and feel that they have always wanted.

As top experts in the industry, we would like to debunk a few common myths about hardwood flooring, and tell you they simply aren’t true. Which myth is holding you back from installing hardwood flooring at your property?

MYTH #1. Hardwood floors are all the same 

Hardwood is considered as one of the most flexible materials used for flooring, and with most hardwood available in a wide variety of finishes and styles, this myth that hardwood floors are all the same is definitely untrue! In fact, there are many different types of hardwood flooring in terms of aesthetics and durability. You will realise that you are actually spoilt for choice!

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MYTH #2. Hardwood floors cannot withstand wear and tear 

…especially from pets and children, or so they say. There are many different species and types of hardwood with different degrees of hardness and durability, thus hardwood floors have the characteristic to suit any kind of lifestyle. 

MYTH #3. Hardwood floors are hard to clean and maintain 

Did you know that carpets actually need more maintenance and is harder to clean than hardwood flooring? Unlike carpet or vinyl flooring that needs to be replaced after a period of time, wood flooring just requires simple upkeep as they do not trap too much debris, and is actually longer lasting in comparison. A simple sweep, vacuum or mop keeps hardwood flooring clean pretty effectively.

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MYTH #4. Hardwood floors are too expensive

There are many different tree species that are used for hardwood flooring. Its price is directly affected by its species, characteristics, aesthetics and durability. Again, there are an extensive range of hardwood flooring for you to choose from, affordable to mid-range or exotic, you may be surprised by what you can actually afford!

MYTH #5. Hardwood flooring is not worth the investment 

Inversely, hardwood flooring is actually worth investing, as it can last for hundreds of years when properly installed and maintained compared to other flooring options that probably have a service life of 20 years max on average. A hardwood floor has the ability to add significant value to your property, and some buyers are ready to pay extra for a home that has been installed with hardwood flooring.

MYTH #6. Hardwood floors cause bad indoor acoustics

Solid hardwood flooring has the best acoustic properties and will absorb sound the best, as compared to engineered and laminate flooring. With hardwood flooring, you can avoid any type of vibrations, thus it can actually improve your indoor acoustics. 

MYTH #7. Hardwood floors tend to trap dust and dirt 

Hardwood floors do not harbour any type of parasites like fleas, dust mites or animal dander which may cause allergies, especially in younger children. Hardwood floors are generally quite resistant to liquid spills and do not trap dust and dirt as much as carpets do, thus it actually improves indoor air quality.

All in all, selecting the right kind of flooring that suits your budget and aesthetics can be a little tricky. By distinguishing fact from myths, you will surely be able to make an informed decision on which type of hardwood flooring is best for your property. 

Choose Hardwood Flooring, Choose RV WOODS ®

RV WOODS ® has nearly 50 years of combined experience in distributing, supplying and installing quality timber flooring. You can trust on our reliable professionalism in providing you with the hardwood flooring solution according to your needs and wants. LIKE RV WOODS ®’ Facebook page for the latest updates, and check out our extensive range of local and imported hardwood flooring products!

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Disclaimer: This article is intended to convey general information only, and in no way does it constitute professional advice for your specific needs. This article cannot disclose all of the risks or factors necessary to evaluate a particular situation. You should seek and obtain relevant professional advice for your specific needs and situation. The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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