When the early settlers built their log cabins and then their wood frame houses, they used the hardwood that was abundant in the area for their flooring. Many homes still standing today that are 100 years old or more, still have their original hardwood flooring. Yes, it may have been sanded and refinished over the years, but the beauty and warmth remains.
Those who are building new homes and condominiums, or who are redecorating existing homes, can guarantee their children and grandchildren a beautiful floor when they inherit the home. HVAC units, hot water heaters, refrigerators and microwaves will be replaced many times over. But the hardwood floors will remain a steady friend from decade to decade.
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One of the huge benefits of hardwood flooring is that it never goes out of style. It can be sanded and refinished many times over, revealing the original grains and beauty. In colder climates, it is nice to know that this natural resource is actually a great insulator. They have a natural warmth that cannot be duplicated.
Another benefit of being a natural resource is that the wood does not absorb and harbor bacteria, allergens and irritants.Compared to other types of flooring, hardwood has much lower levels of chemical emissions and vastly improves indoor air quality. In fact, if you have allergies, asthma or another similar condition, hardwood is recommended by allergists.