Hardwood Flooring In the Bedroom
Time and time again we find ourselves stuck in big deal decisions. Today we will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of choosing hardwood flooring for your bedroom. Being a solid contender for flooring in general, it is America’s favorite flooring option. It has classic beauty and timeless appeal, but how will it fair for your sleeping environment?
Why We Love Our Hardwood Flooring
There are many different reasons why hardwood stands out among the crowd, but here are a few that really stand out to us:
- There are many options in styles, colors, designs, hardwood species and patterns to choose from when shopping for the perfect flooring material.
- Hardwood is very tough and natural material, standing the test of time. Many hardwood floors can out live their owners, a bit morbid but very true! The wear an tear is easily remedied over the years by a simple refinishing.
- Maintenance on this flooring type is incredibly simple. Sweeping and dusting are required with the occasional wood cleaner application.
- The ROI for you hardwood flooring is an incredibly positive perk. Not a lot of flooring options improve the value of your home, but beautiful hardwood flooring is actually one of the best investments you can make
in a home. Expect a substantial increase in you home’s value.
So that is our general consensus on hardwood flooring, as you can see there are some pretty solid points. But now it time to turn the focus back to the subject matter. How does Hardwood Flooring fair in the bedroom.
The Advantages of Hardwood in the Bedroom
- When installed properly hardwood flooring doesn’t make an awkward sound when being walked on. No vibrating or hollow drumming noises like other flooring materials. It is a very stable option if sharing a bedroom with a light sleeper.
- As mentioned before the maintenance is rather easy on hardwood flooring and because you are in the bedroom, you don’t have to worry about a lot of moisture or spilling.
- Indoor air quality is pretty good with hardwood flooring because it lacks fibers and grout lines that attract dust.
- It doesn’t wear easily, making your routine walk around your bedroom void of worn trails. This is a very good thing, especially if your bed and bedroom furniture creates paths.
- Hardwood in the bedroom is warming and inviting.
- The expense of hardwood may be out of your reach. This is due to the fact that it is a natural harvested material that must be transported and shipped throughout several stages of the manufacturing process.
- Sometimes a DIY installation is not a good idea depending on the species of hardwood that you decided on. The level of hardness of the wood could even make it difficult on a professional installation, so make sure that your installer has worked with that specific specie of hardwood before.
- While hardwood brings a warming affect to your room based on aesthetic and color, it can be a little brisk to your feet in the morning. To remedy this keep slippers or an area rug beside you bed so you aren’t startled when waking.
- Not as soft as some other options for the bedroom.