Q: Is it cost effective for me to choose wood flooring over less costly materials?
A: Yes. Residential real estate agents say homes with wood floors sell faster and fetch higher prices, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the National Wood Flooring Association. By a four-to-one margin, real estate agents said that a house with wood floors would sell faster than a house without wood floors. Some 90 percent said a house with wood floors would bring a higher price.
Q: How do I select a species of wood for my new floor?
A: Choosing a species of wood involves more than selecting a color to match your décor. Other appearance-related attributes are important too, such as texture, grain, and cut. Stromberg Moore Hardwoods offers detailed information about the properties of many wood species. Contact us.
Q: Does wood flooring promote a healthy indoor environment?
A: Yes. Bacteria, dust and dirt do not embed themselves in wood flooring, as they do in other flooring options. Simple regular maintenance—such as dust-mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming—keeps wood floors dust-free.
Q: Once installed, how often must wood flooring be replaced?
A: Every hundred years or so. In fact, the heart pine floors in historic Bacon's Castle in Virginia are more than three centuries old and counting. Simple care and maintenance keeps wood floors looking beautiful for a lifetime. Instead of laying an entirely new floor when the original is worn, wood floors can be rejuvenated with sanding and refinishing. When done by a wood flooring professional, wood floors need only to be refinished every 5-10 years. When a wood floor's useful life is over, it's completely biodegradable.
More questions? Click here to visit the National Wood Flooring Association's FAQ page.
Curious about wood floor about maintenance? Click here for our Cleaning/Care Instructions.