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Air Quality, Temperature Control & Cleanliness: 3 Additional Benefits of Hardwood Floors

November 28, 2014 by | David | There have been 0 comments

Beyond providing a dynamic visual appeal to your home, wood flooring  has been shown to improve cleanliness, bolster air quality, and provide resilience throughout the year. Explore these three lesser-known benefits of hardwood floors while you consider investing in this beautiful and health-conscious asset for your own home.

Improved Air Quality
With one in four Americans suffering from allergies or asthma, it is more important than ever that homes maintain healthy indoor air quality. A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin explored the role that flooring materials play in air quality by measuring the presence of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. Unlike other flooring materials, wood doesn’t release nitrogen oxide, methane, and particulate matter. Hardwood floors are also easy to clean which prevents the growth of mold, dust mites, or other allergens.

Temperature Control
When you invest in flooring, you want to choose a material that will retain its impeccable quality under all weather conditions. . When installed properly, wood can adjust well to hot or cold temperatures making it the ideal choice for homes that experience four distinct seasons.

No matter how tidy you are, it’s simply a fact of life that your home will get dirty. Luckily, wood flooring is forgiving which makes it easy to clean up big or small messes. Whether you spill your drink or your pet scampers through with muddy paws, wood flooring can handle virtually every cleanup method: vacuums, brooms, and soapy sponges are all at your disposal to clean up life’s messes. Unlike carpeting or other materials, wood flooring doesn’t retain substances or debris.

From its timeless charm to its lesser-known benefits, wood flooring is an asset to any home. Get in touch with the team at Altrufir and let us find the option that suits your needs best.


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