Amazing Facts about Hardwood Floors

Carpet and tile are nice, but nothing compares to the elegance and luxury of hardwood flooring. But there is so much more to love about hardwood floor than its timeless beauty. For one, it’s the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. It’s also incredible durable. In fact, with routine maintenance and care, hardwood floors can last a lifetime. Here are some other incredible facts about hardwood floorings. 

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Wood Flooring is Sustainable
According to the National Wood Flooring Association, hardwood flooring is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available. For starters, the average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual removals. Wood flooring also used less water and energy to produce than other flooring options, making it the superior choice for eco-conscious homeowners and businesses.

Wood Flooring Improves Indoor Air Quality
If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma, or any breathing problem, consider the positive health benefits of hardwood flooring. Unlike carpet, hardwood flooring does not trap dirt, dust, pet dander, and other irritants. Because hardwood flooring is so easy to clean, you can cut down on the amount of allergens and irritants in the air when you make the switch to hardwood.

Wood Flooring is Available in Dozens of Varieties
A surprising number of people think hardwood flooring only comes in a few varieties. The truth is that there are more wood species to list in this article. The Janka Scale (which rates the relative hardness of woods) lists more than 50 different species of wood, including many specialty woods available at your local lumber company.

If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of hardwood flooring, Southern Lumber can help. We sell all types of hardwood flooring, including many specialty wood species not found anywhere else. Visit our showroom in San Jose to learn more about our selection of hardwood flooring, or call us at (408) 297-9663 to speak with one of our lumber experts.

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