Benefits of wood flooring
In addition to the warmth, beauty and elegance that it gives a home, wood flooring is also quite durable and can actually cost less than other floorings over time.
Carpet is known for harboring a number of microscopic mites, dust and allergens. These are often associated with breathing or other health issues and they are rarely eliminated, even with professional carpet care.
Easy To Care For
Hardwood floor care is basically similar to that of laminate flooring. It only needs regular sweeping, spot cleaning when needed, and less frequently, cleaning with a wood floor cleaner and a very slightly damp mop.
Hardwood gives you other options beyond just replacement
Lightly sand and re-coat the finish (also called screen and coat). This is a topical application and repair. The benefit of this is that you don't have to replace or sand your floor. This is a very important maintenance step in keeping your wood floors looking beautiful for years to come.
Actually sand, re-stain and refinish the wood. This will level your floor or take off the top stain so that you can then re-stain in the same or a different color. In this way, you can also change the color of your wood floor to match a change in your home decor.