It's no secret that hardwood floors are the most durable type of flooring, not to mention gorgeous. Solid hardwood flooring instantly increases the value of your home, which makes it a great long-term investment. The average price for installing hardwood floors runs from about $6–$12 per square foot but depends on the type of wood, finish, and cut. Many potential buyers are put off by the initial price to install hardwood flooring, however, hardwood floors more than pay for themselves in the long run.
Hardwood flooring is a stylish choice, and because there are so many different kinds of wood that can be used in flooring, the design possibilities are endless. Our large showroom houses several varieties of hardwood flooring options for you to choose from at GS Flooring in St. George. No matter your design preferences, when you work with GS Flooring, you'll get the most durable hardwood floors with some of the most beautiful hardwood you can find anywhere!
You might be wondering why you'd want to get hardwood flooring since it is on the upper end of flooring prices. There are plenty of reasons to get hardwood floors and the advantages greatly outweigh the initial price, especially because homes with hardwood floors are generally sold for far more than homes without them. Here are just some of the reasons why hardwood flooring is a great choice for your home or business:
Hardwood flooring is stain-resistant and easy to clean. Additionally, hardwood floors are much more sanitary than carpet since they don't have the fibers that trap dust and germs that you find in carpet. This makes hardwood flooring perfect for people with allergies or asthma.
Whereas carpet ought to be replaced every decade or so, hardwood floors can genuinely last for a lifetime. Real hardwood floors are tough and rarely need to be replaced. Additionally, you can stain, refinish, or repair your hardwood floors at any point without having to entirely replace them.
Hardwood is a natural source that replenishes itself more than it's used every year. There is less water used to create real hardwood floors than to make synthetic carpet fibers, which makes hardwood an environmentally conscious choice. Not only is hardwood flooring more sustainable to create, but most hardwood floors can be recycled!
There are three main types of hardwood cuts that determine the overall look of your hardwood floors. These cut types are determined by the overall width and general shape of the wood.
A common hardwood cut that comes in thinner pieces, strips are around 2” or less in width.
Planks are wider than strips and are becoming a more popular choice for modern home flooring.
Parquets are square cuts of wood that you can arrange to create a variety of designs and patterns in your flooring.