5 Reasons We Love Hardwood Floors

1. Easy to clean

Because they don’t trap the dust, dirt and debris that accumulates in carpet and other flooring options, hardwood floors are very easy to clean. Vacuum weekly with the beater brush turned off. Spills, mud and other messes should be cleaned up immediately with a dry cloth; a damp rag may be used for stickier messes, but the area should be dried immediately. Never pour water on the floor or use a wet mop as these will damage the floor over time. For deeper cleaning, use a Mullican-approved hardwood flooring cleaner on a monthly basis, such as Mullican Flooring Hardwood Flooring Cleaner. Household cleaners, oil soaps and waxes should be avoided.

2. Strength and durability

Mullican Flooring produces quality hardwood floors that meet the highest of standards. Using professional installers and committing to proper maintenance will ensure your hardwood floors last your lifetime and beyond.

When selecting your floors, it’s important to know that wood species differ in degrees of hardness, which is measured using the Janka Hardness Rating. It’s easy to understand — the higher the number, the harder the wood. Harder wood species are considered more durable and offer greater resistance to indentations, making them a better selection for high-traffic areas or floors expected to take a lot of abuse.

A full list of the hardness ratings for each of Mullican Flooring’s offered species can be found here.

3. Always in style

In addition to making any room look more spacious, hardwood floors offer a warmth and beauty that can’t be duplicated by carpet, tile or laminate. And hardwood never becomes outdated — other options have patterns, styles and colors that give them a limited lifespan. Hardwood is timeless, and when it needs updating, can simply be refinished rather than replaced.

4. A great long-term investment

Hardwood floors are often thought to be more expensive than other flooring options. However, when you compare the eventual replacement costs for other types of flooring, hardwood is clearly the better value. Additionally, realtors will tell you that having hardwood floors throughout your home not only increases the resale price of your home, but can also limit the amount of time it spends on the market. The best part about this investment is that hardwood floors are available to everyone, regardless of budget!

5. Variety

When you take into account the various species, colors, surface textures and plank widths available, the variety of options available for hardwood floors is almost endless. Add in unfinished flooring as an option, and every homeowner can find a hardwood floor that meets his or her need.