For many, the natural look of wood is more appealing and a preference. It could look equally beautiful and sophisticated with glass, stone or tile, but the elegant and luxurious look with wood appeals to most people, which is why if you’re renting or selling a property having a wooden floor gives you to some degree an advantage. Wooden floors also have the advantage of not staining or shedding.
They have little maintenance needs in general and can be protected against the elements. Some wear and tear are expected over the years but quickly fixed with sanding if your floor allows it. Usually, a floor is recommended to be sanded every 10-20 years. On average a solid wood floor can be sanded 7 times. There are many other benefits to choosing wood over the other floor types.
The biggest drawback, though, is the more challenging installation. If you want to do the floor yourself, you might want to save your money and go with the other floor types. Having a professional do it like our team at Favourite Flooring will save you a lot of money from mistakes and time if you tried to do it yourself.