hardwood flooring in winter gardenHardwood is arguably the most popular type of flooring we install here at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden. Homeowners in the Orlando, Winter Garden, Windermere FL area love hardwood– and for good reason! It’s beautiful, durable and adds huge value to your home. Despite its popularity, hardwood does harbor its fair share of misconceptions. Today, we are taking the most common hardwood myths and debunking them!

1. Hardwood floors are high maintenance.

We get it. Hardwood has a bad reputation for being high maintenance. But is it warranted? We say no! Unlike with carpet, wood floors don’t require any heavy chemicals or stain removers to keep clean. At most, you can use a natural wood cleaner if your floors ever start looking dull. Regular maintenance isn’t much different from any other floor covering. Just sweep or vacuum. You don’t need to regularly wet mop either, which is another common misconception.

2. Hardwood floors are unaffordable.

Yes, it’s true that hardwood floors typically fall on the higher end of flooring price points. However, there are many species of hardwood. Which means there are many different price points within that range. You can opt for a top-of-the-line Brazilian cherry or a more affordable domestic oak. Additionally, wood floors will last hundreds of years and do wonders for increasing resale value. Instead of needing to be replaced every decade, just have them sanded and refinished to restore their original luster. In the long run, hardwood floors are actually very economical and a great investment. Our design experts are here to help you find the best floor for your budget!

3. Hardwood floors scratch easily.

This is a reasonable concern regarding hardwood floors. However, there are several steps homeowners can take to avoid unsightly dents or scratches. Any scrapes will most likely only scrape the finish of the floor and not the wood itself. One of the great benefits of hardwood floors is that they can be refinished over and over again, which is another way to remove those surface-level scratches. You can also put felt pads on the bottom of larger furniture and use area rugs in high traffic walkways.

What’s Next?

If you are considering hardwood floors for your next project, make sure to consult with the experts at Floor Coverings International Winter Garden. Our design team is here to help you find your perfect flooring solution! Schedule a free, in-home consultation today.

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