Wood is a common type of flooring material, which is used due to its many significant properties, and characteristics. Below are some very interesting facts about hardwood floors that make it the better choice, when compared to other flooring types:
Unlike the other flooring materials, hardwood can come in different and a wide variety of material to suite ones preferred taste. For example, the known exotic woods like the tiger-wood, Sapele, Brazilian cherry or mahogany possess beautiful and warm colors while being very strong and hard, while the popular types such as the oak are heavy, strong yet light colored. Other types include the maple which is commonly used in bowling floors due to its characteristics of being shock resistant and very hard and ash which has a white to brown light color and is relatively cheaper as compared to the others like birch, walnut, cherry and beech.
With proper maintenance, they can last for quite a long time and still look good without need for replacement.
3. Ideal for all seasons
Hardwood floors are ideal for places with varying seasons because some have characteristics of expansion during hot weather and contraction during cold like the maple hardwood when other flooring may crack due to temperatures.