Your flooring says a lot about your business. To employees, the state of your floor indicates how invested you are in the workspace; to customers, it shows how much effort you’re willing to put toward their comfort. As a result, you need to carefully consider what type of flooring to install during a renovation. Fortunately, there’s an option that works for nearly any situation: hardwood.
Why Install Hardwood Flooring?
Why is commercial hardwood flooring the best option? This flooring offers a wide range of benefits and is incredibly versatile. While it’s on the pricier side compared to laminate and vinyl, its advantages are well worth the investment.
Improved Air Quality
This may come as a surprise, but hardwood flooring can improve air quality. Unlike carpet, hardwood surfaces don’t trap microscopic particles:
Air filters are responsible for pulling these particles from the air, so switching to hardwood can save you money on filters since you won’t have to change them as frequently.
Increased Property Value
Installing hardwood floors is an easy way to increase property value. Whether you’re thinking of selling the building soon or staying at the location for years to come, this type of investment can improve your greatest asset: your real estate.
If you’re going through the trouble of installing new flooring, you want something that lasts. As has been proven over centuries of use, hardwood is incredibly durable — in some cases, it’s still going strong after 100 years.
Even if it starts looking rough, hardwood has an advantage over other floor options: You can refinish it. Finishing seals the wood surface to protect it from moisture, dirt, and scrapes, but it can also dull and even darken over time. Fortunately, a thorough sanding can remove the grimy old finish, revealing the beautiful wood beneath, which you can then easily reseal.
What Factors Should You Consider When Choosing Hardwood?
Of course, there are many types of hardwood to choose from. While this is one of the great things about this type of flooring, it also means you need to do your research to find the perfect option. Fortunately, the experts at Precision Flooring Services can help you out. As you choose your preferred hardwood, we can offer advice on the following factors.
While a budget is essential to keeping costs low, you should also consider cost-effectiveness. Some of the more expensive woods are more durable and can easily last decades if properly cared for. As a result, you should calculate the long-term cost when looking at price.
There’s no better way to put it: Hardwood flooring is beautiful. The rich colors and intricate grains are breathtaking, especially when polished. A well-tended floor is sure to make a great impression on anyone who sees it. Additionally, the wood goes with nearly any decor, which means you can renovate and decorate freely.
One thing to keep in mind is that hardwood requires more maintenance than other floors. For example, you should clean up spills immediately to prevent the wood from absorbing them. Hardwood also needs to be refinished approximately every ten years.
What Types of Hardwood Are Available?
Finally, it’s time to talk about the actual wood. Various trees have different qualities, such as color, density, and flexibility, that affect the planks they produce. Our technicians can match your needs to the perfect hardwood to ensure long-term satisfaction.
Although technically not wood, bamboo has many of the same qualities as hardwood trees. Because it grows so quickly and is easily harvested, it’s highly sustainable, which appeals to companies striving to be more environmentally friendly. It’s also one of the cheaper options, allowing you to create beautiful decor without breaking the bank.
Hickory is light, which means it can be easily stained. If you want to change the color later, you can sand it down and stain it again.
Additionally, hickory is one of the denser woods, which means it stands up well to foot traffic. It’s the perfect choice for entranceways and other high-traffic areas.
Ash is known for its flexibility, which makes it more comfortable to walk on. The natural springiness helps with shock absorption, so it’s an excellent option for areas that see a lot of running.
Why Choose Precision Flooring Services?
Precision Flooring Services is dedicated to offering the highest quality service to our customers. We’ve worked on a variety of flooring, including sports centers, storefronts, and offices. Our years of experience mean installation, maintenance, and repair are done quickly and efficiently. To find out more or to request a free estimate, give us a call at 888-765-4737 or contact us online.
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