Stairs can serve both functional and design purposes with the right materials. It used to be the standard to select carpeting for stairs among most homeowners but now more and more are matching their hardwood floors to cover the stairs. With this newer trend becoming more popular with time, there are quite a few advantages that homeowners are enjoying when decide to use hardwood flooring options for their staircase. Today, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to take the opportunity to share the benefits of using hardwood flooring for your stairs.
1) Hardwood Stair Aesthetics
There is a timeless beauty that hardwood floors have that carpeting simply cannot compare to. With a breath-taking view, the natural charm of a wood staircase can enhance your home’s ambiance. For example, light-colored wood stairs bathed in natural light reflects that light, making the area lighter and brighter. With the variety of colors, textures, and types of wood floors, you can easily find one that matches your existing wood flooring in the surrounding area or include it with the wood floor installation.
2) Hardwood Stairs Add to Resale Value
Making an impression on perspective buyers is your number one goal when trying to sell your home. If you are making adjustments to attract the buyers, the wood floor installation on the staircase will make a lasting impression. Making the staircase as stunning as possible can even draw the attention of potential buyers that were not entirely open to two-story homes. In any case, the wood stairs can really make a difference.
3) Improved Health Benefits of Hardwood Flooring
Significantly reducing indoor air quality, carpets tend to trap dust, dirt, contaminates, dander, and other allergens. Because the stairs are a high-foot traffic area, those that suffers from allergies or asthma, the constant up and down makes their symptom worse. Wood surfaces don’t retain the allergens, allowing them to breathe easier.
4) Wood Stairs Mean Less Maintenance
Especially where stairs concerned, the cleaning maintenance and care is a lot easier to manage wood floors. To ensure the stairs are thoroughly cleaned, carpets require you to carry a heavy vacuum up each step, whereas the wood stairs only require sweeping and occasional mopping for assured cleanliness.
5) Hardwood Stair Treads & Risers are Durable
Carpeting is prone to endure flattened fibers, staining, and fading. Wood stairs on the other hand, are more resilient to everyday wear and the constant foot traffic. When properly cared for and maintained, being that wood is a highly durable material, and wooden staircases can last a lifetime. If necessary, hardwood floors are also simple and affordable when it requires a refinishing maintenance.
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Wood floors on any staircase is truly stunning. When you want your staircase replaced with wood floors, Mike’s Custom Flooring can ensure the hardwood has a quality wood floor installation. Also, when your stairs require maintenance and refinishing or repair services, Mike’s Custom Flooring has qualified technicians to ensure they are done with thoroughness and care to keep your wood floor staircase looking amazing. Call us today for your consultation.