Top 10 reasons for choosing a wood floors in Chicagoland area :
- Wood Floors do not depreciate over time
Wood floors are beauty within itself, and offer unmatched natural warmth and design which allowsfor a comfortable home feeling. Who has not marveled at the beauty of a fine wood floor?
- Wood is a natural product in a diverse range of colors and grain patterns:
Real wood floors are a great investment for a home’s resale value that last the lifetime of a home. Wood floors withstand daily wear and tear from families that live within the home.
- Wood is the easiest floor to maintain and requires fewer chemicals to clean.
Unlike carpeting, wood floors do not need to be constantly replaced 3-6 times throughout the lifetime of a home. When you choose wood floors you are essentially saving money in the long run, due to the low maintence cost of upkeep and value added to your home. Wood floors can be cleaned simply with a swivel mop or non-aerosol spray, while the cost of carpeting varies due to expensive machinery or hiring a team of workers to scrub dirt and debris from your flooring. Wood floors take less than half the time to clean, require less chemicals, and do not trap dust and fumes in fibers and grout which result in mold issues.
- Wood is an ideal choice for people with allergies
Wood does not trap dust or fumes, and will not harbor dust mites or mold. As humans, we spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors. Various researchers believe that dust mites could be responsible for increasing asthma occurrences. According to the American Lung Association, the installation of wood floors in your bedroom and other major main living areas can drastically the level of air quality in your home.
- Wood floors give a little and are better for your joints.
Don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends a wood floor for your spine and joint aches. Wood gives slightly, making it easier on your legs and feet. Have you ever noticed that your feet get tired faster if you are standing on stone or tile than if you are standing on wood?
- It’s the best choice for the environment.
Wood manufacturing is much cleaner than the other various material. Steel manufacturing generates up to 40 times more pollutants than the manufacture of wood. Concrete, six times more; and brick, four times more. Steel releases three times more carbon dioxide, and concrete releases even more. Wood deposits less solid waste to landfillsversus steel and concrete manufacturing combined. Finally, wood is more energy-efficient. The cellular structure of wood traps air, giving
- Sales from wood floors support forest management
Wood floors are a high-end use for forest products and can evolve into better margins, thereby ensuring the perpetuation of the forest. Many developing countries today rely on timber for exporting earnings yet the greatest threat to primary forests in these countries is conversion to other forms of land use. Using exotic species for wood floors is a good way to perpetrate high value to the wood industry and encourage reforestation for continued income production.
- Wood is our greatest renewable resource.
Since the 1600’s, North America has contained more than 70% of forest land. Many exotic foods come from certified sustainable forests. North America produces more wood than any other place on the planet! According to a World Resources institute report, North America unusually increased tree cover in the 1900’s. In North America, we grow more than we cut when it comes to forestation. North America is also becoming known as the ‘carbon sink’, where scientists have shown that young trees use more carbon dioxide than older trees, much like younger animals need more food.
- With wood flooring, you can redecorate your wood floors entirely with stains, new technology, acrylic finishes and inlays
Unlike other flooring options, wood floors can be re-coated or touched up instead of adding to landfill deposits. Our industry helps preserve what’s already there… the finest form of recycling. A properly maintained wood floor never should need to be completely re-sanded or re-constructed. You can also change the entire look of a wood floor with stains, paints and inlays, without replacing any materials.
Wood floors have come a long way in the past few years. Today, there are more styles, colors and species of wood flooring available than ever before. Whether you’re looking for traditional Oak, rustic Pine, exotic Wenge, or trendy Bamboo, you’re sure to find a color and style to fit your décor.
Great Flooring Service Provides Professional Wood / Tile floor installation & Finishing Services in the Chicagoland area and most Suburbs. Our floor Installers can handle both residential and commercial projects.