When planning to build or renovate a home, an important decision involves determining what kind of floors you’ll use. Often, people debate whether they’ll want to implement wood floors or carpet in a house. However, many just plain prefer wood floors over carpet due to ease of cleaning, durability, and attractiveness.
So, how do they compare? Carpet can easily stain as people track mud in on a rainy day or spill grape juice unexpectedly. In addition, dust particles can build up as they cling to the fabric. Regular vacuuming is necessary to keep a carpet clean. On the other hand, cleaning up a mess on a wood floor can often be simpler, with a broom and dustpan or a mop.
No matter how careful you are, a carpet is going to develop discoloration and stains over the years. Of course, wood can build up its share of stains and scratches over time, but a prefinished hardwood floor offers exceptional protection from stains and buildup of dirt. With careful attention including polishing and waxing periodically, wood floors can look nice for years.
Finally, professionally milled and finished wood flooring provides, in many people’s minds, a much more attractive appearance than carpet. Wood offers a rustic look that can’t quite be matched by other materials. A variety of grains and choices from a rough to a more refined look can meet anyone’s preferences and fit the decor of a variety of rooms.
Rehmeyer Wood Floors offers Made-in-USA stock flooring that is carefully prefinished. For example, you can purchase the popular Charleston Red Oak floors with a tung oil finish. Meticulous finishing leads to protection for years to come. The beautiful red color adds charm to any room.
If you’d prefer a more brownish color over Red Oak, Island Sand Hickory provides an attractive rustic look. Other options include Sedona Cherry, Milano Walnut, and Harvest Wheat. Each of these stock floors includes the option to choose the same high quality tung oil finish.
Flooring is available in a variety of widths and lengths to fit small or large rooms. Convenient packaging provides simplicity in moving the wood to the right destination and storing it away when necessary. From micro-beveled edges and ends to tongue and groove joints, Rehmeyer prepares every part of its wood flooring to meet the best of quality standards and make the actual flooring process smooth.
So, whether you’re ripping out an old shag carpet to replace a floor or building a brand-new home, consider the value of premium hardwood flooring. Browse Rehmeyer’s selection to find just the right flooring to suit your needs.
Rehmeyer Wood Floors
Rehmeyer Wood Floors offers a full range of custom milled and stock wide plank hardwood flooring. Rehmeyer’s flooring is all 3/4″ solid hardwood and sold unfinished, prefinished, or completely custom finished to suit your project.
Call Rehmeyer Wood Floors today toll free at (888) 474-4047 or visit their website at RehmeyerFloors.com to learn more about their custom flooring services. Rehmeyer Wood Floors ships nationwide.
Jeff Curtis says
Thanks for this helpful post on the benefits of wood flooring over carpet. I am planning a pretty large home renovation soon, and I need to figure out which type of flooring I want to put in each room. I have been considering wood flooring, but I am not fully decided yet. I like what you mentioned about how carpet can easily stain, but wood flooring is easy to clean. I think that wood flooring is the most attractive look as well as the most logical for me. Thanks for the help!
Kendall Ryder says
I really do like that my wood floors don’t get stained like carpet does. I have three little children and they can be so messy sometimes! When we had carpet, they would spill stuff all over the place. The house just looked dirty. But our new wood floors make it all look so much better and cleaner!
Lillian Schaeffer says
This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that finished hardwood flooring is highly resistant to stains. My husband and I are going to be renovating our family room, and I’m trying to decide what kind of flooring I want. I worry that my kids will spill things and end up staining carpet, so I’ll definitely look into going with hardwood instead. Thanks for the great post!
Lillian Schaeffer says
I like how you mentioned that wood flooring has a nicer look than carpet does. My husband and I are going to be renovating our living room, and we’re trying to decide what kind of flooring to put in. I think it would be nice to have a formal and beautiful look, so maybe we could use hardwood flooring instead of carpet.
Rachel Lannister says
You wrote that while carpet will become discolored and worn overtime, wood floors are strong and are generally resistant from stains. With how messy and active my children are, not having to worry about the wood being permanently ruined could be a huge relief. I’ll have to find a good flooring service, and get a quote for my home. Thanks for the read.
I think wood flooring is much better than carpet because its surface is smooth and we can clean it easily.
The article mentions that wood floors are better than carpet since they are much better at resisting stains and discoloration. I’ve even read that you can have your hardwood floor periodically refinished to take away any scratches or discoloration that has accumulated over the years. Seeing as how your only option with carpet would be to have it completely replaced, I can see why hardwood floors might be a better option that carpeting.
Angela Hall says
I had no idea that there were so many benefits that come from hardwood floors. Who would have thought that they can improve my home’s acoustics? We have a sound system in the basement, and it can get pretty loud. Maybe we should look at getting hardwood floors.