Maybe you’re looking for not just a change in your home, but a BIG change, that will make it seem like a new home.

Maybe you’re building or renovating and you’re stuck on what to do with the flooring.

Or maybe you’re looking to sell your home soon, and you’re looking for ways to increase the value or to help it sell.

No matter the reason, you don’t have to look further than doing away with the old flooring and putting in some hardwood floors.

Below we will go through 8 reasons you should add hardwood floors in your home.

1. They’ll Last Foreverrrr…

Ok, well maybe not forever, but hardwood floors will last for as long as you own your home, and some long after.

Sure, they get dirty, but what they don’t do? Absorb spills and dirt like carpet.

They also won’t wear out like carpet, laminate, or tile.

Sure, they will get some scuffs from the foot traffic over the years, but all you have to do is get them refinished to remove most of what you see.

In fact, carpet typically has to be replaced 3-6 times before most hardwood floors even need repair.

So yes, maybe they cost more upfront, but in the long run, the time you save and the upkeep and replacing costs is well worth it.

Many worry about the upfront costs when dealing with hardwood flooring, but the amount of money you’ll save in the long run more than makes up for it.

And all that scrubbing and cleaning, and all those headaches, well you can forget about them. That alone is well worth the investment. After all, as they say, time is money.

2. Do You Want a Floor That’s Easy to Maintain?

Vacuuming and trying to remove stains all the time is frustrating and time-consuming.

And the more people, kids, or pets, you have in your home, the more inevitable cleaning you have to do.

Sometimes it’s nothing an easy vacuum job or paper towel will clean up.

But others, it’s the stuff of nightmares. Spraying and scrubbing and sometimes renting a carpet cleaner.

Well fear not, my dear friends, hardwood floors to the rescue — if there’s a mess, just grab a paper towel, a mop, broom, or a Swiffer and you’re done.

3. Increase Your Homes Value

hardwood floors can increase your homes value
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And not only do they save you money, stress, and time in the long run, they could just make you money in the short term too.

If you ever decide to sell — not only do hardwood floors increase your home’s value, but if you are in the market to sell (or will be) they help to sell your home faster and for more money.

In fact, a majority of real estate agents surveyed by the National Wood Flooring Association said that houses with hardwood flooring are easier to sell, sell faster, AND sell for more money.

4. There’s a Style for Every Occasion

Hardwood flooring is offered in many styles, solid or engineered, many colors and finishes, and really it can be perfect for nearly any style you want.

So if you’re worried about matching existing, you’re in luck. And if you’re worried about matching for the future, well, you could do worse than designing your home around some great-looking hardwood floors.

5. Wood’s a Renewable Resource

It seems counterintuitive, but in these circumstances, wood is a renewable resource.

Though it’s easy to think it would be detrimental to the environment.

But the truth is this:

Wood floor sales return money back to the wood industry, and the wood industry supports the perpetuation of forests.

Add to that, many exotic woods come from sustainable forests, and North America actually grows more trees than it cuts, according to the World Resources Institute.

So rest easy knowing that your hardwood floors will not cause forests to disappear.

6. Hardwood Floors Will Make Your Home Look Incredible

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But we likely don’t just work out just for the health benefits — sometimes it’s great to just look nice, too.

And that’s exactly what a nice hardwood floor can do for your home.

In fact, it can completely change the interior of your home.

Watch as people come over, stunned by the change, asking what you did to make it look so incredible.

You’ll have a hard time saying that all you did was install hardwood floors…

7. It’s Good For You, Too

It’s the unfortunate nature of society but we spend an awful lot of time in our homes.

In fact, the average person spends 90% of their time indoors (and that’s before the national pandemic).

And if you have carpeting in your home, the air quality inside could suffer — big time. And it will affect those with allergies or asthma the worst as dust and allergens fill the air.

Enter hardwood floors, not only are they easy to clean, but they don’t hide the dust and allergens, even from a deep clean. All you have to do is sweep or wipe it away and poof — gone.

8. Your Floors are No Passing Fad

hardwood floors are not passing fad like a fidget spinner
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Not only are there many styles, but they also never go out of style.

No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a style for you, and a classic wood floor will never go out of style.

It’ll always be cool, clean, and aesthetically pleasing.

Hardwood Floors to the Rescue!

Are you still trying to decide?

The only decision you should make is what style of hardwood flooring you want to go with.

Choose a style that fits your home and don’t look back.

Add hardwood floors to your home today and reap the benefits for years — probably even as long as you own your home.


H-1 Construction is consistently recognized as one of Hawaii’s best custom home builders, and we are here to help—whether working on your new home, renovation, or just helping you make the right decisions. 

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