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should you choose a wood floor?
wood floors hard to keep beautiful?
there some cautions I should observe?
happens if you do get in trouble
is Classic Floors, Inc.
10 Reasons for choosing a Wood Floor:
Wood Floors don’t depreciate.
Real wood floors are good for a home’s resale value and
last the life of the home. People walk on wood floors as
old as our nation every day; for example, the floors
Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Carpet is replaced three
to six times before most solid wood floors need repair.
Wood floors cost less
in the long term and add value to your home.
is a natural product in a diverse range of colors and grain
Wood floors offer unmatched natural beauty, warmth and
design appeal that allow your new or existing house truly to
become your family’s home.
Who hasn’t marveled at the beauty of a fine wood floor?
There is more diversity in wood floors now than ever
before... a wood floor for every taste.
3. Wood is
the easiest floor to maintain and requires fewer chemicals to
Whenever someone says, “I think tile or carpet might be easier
to clean,” I point to my wood floor cleaning tools. With
only a swivel mop and sometimes a non-aerosol spray, I can clean
my wood floor in less than half the time it takes to vacuum,
scrub or shampoo other floor coverings.
They don’t trap dust and fumes in the fibers or grow
mold in the grout. Unlike
carpet or tile cleaning, cleaning a
wood floor requires few chemicals.
the best choice for the environment.
Wood manufacturing is much cleaner
than the manufacture of other building materials.
Steel results in 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
sends less solid waste to the landfill than manufacturing the
same product in either steel or concrete.
Finally, wood is more energy-efficient.
The cellular structure of wood traps air, giving it
superior insulating properties.
It takes 15 inches of concrete to equal the insulation
qualities of just 1 inch of wood.
You can redecorate your wood floor entirely with stain, faux
finishes and inlays.
You can change the entire look
of a wood floor with stain, paints and inlays without replacing
Finishes can be repaired or reapplied easily (as long as
maintenance procedures are followed).
Wood floors can be recoated or
touched up instead of adding to the landfill, as happens with
some other floor coverings.
Our industry helps preserve what’s already there ...
the finest form of recycling.
A properly maintained wood floor never should need to be
Wood floors give a little and are better for your joints.
Don’t be surprised is your doctor
recommends a wood floor for your spine and joints.
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?
Wood is an ideal choice for people with allergies.
Wood does not trap dust or fumes, and
will not harbor dust mites or mold.
We spend 90 percent of our time indoors.
Some researchers believe the dust mites could be
responsible for increasing asthma occurrence.
Wood floors in your bedroom and other main living areas can improve air quality,
according to the American Lung Association.
Wood Floor sales support good forest management.
Wood floors are a high-end use for
forest products and can involve better margins, thereby ensuring
the perpetuation of the forest.
Many developing countries today rely on timber for export
earning, yet the greatest threat to primary forest in these
countries is conversion to other forms of land use.
Using exotic species for wood floors is a good way to
give a high value to the wood and encourage reforestation for
continued income production.
North America has more than 70 percent
of the forest cover that was here in the 1600’s and many
exotic floods come from certified sustainable forest.
North America produced more wood than any other place on
the planet! According
to a World Resources Institute report, North America was unusual
in that it increased tree cover in the 1990’s.
In other words, we grow more than we cut.
North America also is becoming known as a “carbon
have shown that young trees use more carbon dioxide than older
trees, much like younger animals need more food.
Wood is our greatest renewable resource.
This information is from the National Wood Flooring
points of interest
Beauty - A product of nature, wood floors have all
the inherent qualities of non-synthetic products - infinite
variety of grain, texture and color that is warm and honest
and perfectly adapted to today's decorating trends.
Whether left exposed or used with area and, in particular,
Oriental rugs, they provide the perfect background for your
cherished furniture, be it antique or ultra-contemporary.
And Colors To Suit Any Decor - Today's wood floors
come in a great variety of styles and wood species.
Red strip oak is still the most popular. You can
choose plank in varying widths. A myriad of colors,
both traditional and contemporary and hundreds of species.
Create your own personality in your floor with custom
designs from simplistic to the very exotic.
Durability - Unlike carpets and vinyl or other
synthetic floors that must be replaced every few years, wood
floors will last for the life of your home. All but
the very thinnest of materials can have abuse marks removed
by sanding the surface. That process exposes the
"new" wood which can then be finished in the color
of you choice. So, unlike floor coverings, you can
change the decor without replacing the floor.
Value - All wood is a natural insulator, because if
is composed of microscopic hollow cells and the air spaces
in these cells produce high insulating values. It
would take 15 inches of concrete to equal the insulating
qualities of just one inch of wood, so your house stays
warmer in winter, doesn't let cooling escape in summer.
Cost - Today's wood floors are competitive in
original cost with the better grades of carpet and other
floor coverings. But since they'll last a lifetime
without replacement the life cycle cost is much lower.
Our company will be glad to give you a free estimate so that
you can compare wood floors with other products.
Wood Floors Hard To Keep Beautiful?
At All! - You may have a memory of a parent of
grandparent down on his/her knees laboriously applying wax
and then polishing a wood floor. New finishing
materials have been developed that minimize the maintenance
chore. Most of today's finishing manufacturers don't
even recommend the use of wax. Some other products
have a finish, including wax, applied at the factory before
the flooring is installed.
There Some Cautions I Should Observe?
Happens If You Do Get In Trouble
Us! - If you really abuse your wood floors - for
example, let the kids roller skate on them - they can
probably be saved. We'll come in and, with skilled
workers and professional machines, sand off the surface wood
blemishes. Then we'll apply a new finish, perhaps
something more durable than you had originally and in a
color of your choosing, so that you'll have a
"new" floor, good for many more years of
Only Custom Hardwood Flooring Showroom.
specialists in floor installations of all types, for homes and
business firms, with well trained, professional installation and
finishing crews and the equipment to do the right job. We have
the knowledge and the experience to make sound recommendations for
your particular job.
While we may represent several manufactures' products, we have the
capability for providing you with full freedom of choice in the
style of floor you select. Our professionals attend regular
seminars to keep their skills honed to current techniques and assure
with many styles and species for installation
trained, professional installation and finishing specialists.
Only "In House" Employees: No Subcontractors
of Hardwood Flooring Installation School
this area dependably for many years
of the National Wood Flooring Association
who will install and finish your floor is as important as the products
you select. When you choose our firm, you know you have made a
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