When it comes to options for custom flooring in a home, many homeowners love the idea of hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is beautiful, it is durable, and it adds significant value to almost any home- as well as offering many years of life when done properly. However, very often individuals will hear about how the option of hardwood isn’t exactly appropriate for all rooms in the home. Among the rooms in a home where hardwood flooring is traditionally cautioned against are those of bathrooms, and the kitchen. It is obviously cautioned against in a bathroom, because of the risk of constant moisture, wetness, and humidity, which can possibly damage a hardwood floor. However, one of the old taboos of hardwood flooring in the kitchen is becoming a more and more popular taboo to break. While most homeowners might believe that hardwood is automatically “out” when it comes to the kitchen, here are some reasons why hardwood might not be as poor of a choice for the custom flooring options of a kitchen.

Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in a home, and they can also be some of the messiest. After all, the kitchen is where you prepare and make meals, you eat meals, and spills and messes are bound to happen. However, provided you choose just the right type of hardwood, a good hardwood floor has the durability necessary to really be able to stand up to almost anything that the average kitchen will be able to throw at (or, drop on) it.

Believe it or not, hardwood is a lot more durable than what we might be giving it credit for, especially as it concerns standing up to the busy activity of a kitchen. If you are considering the beautiful look of hardwood flooring in your kitchen, it is recommended to go for a type of wood such as mahogany, oak, or walnut. These types of wood are harder than options such as pine or cedar, and will really help make sure that the flooring will be able to withstand the kitchen. Choosing a pre-sealed wood option that is treated to be able to resist water, and that will allow you to sweep and mop as you normally would without too much added hassle. When the hardwood flooring is properly sealed, you’re really not going to have to worry far too much about issues such as spills or messes harming the wood. You would simply just clean up the messes or spills as you would on any flooring surface, and go about your business. You really only have to be concerned about the idea of water damage in the event of some sort of catastrophe, like a major appliance leak or something of that nature.

If you have been dreaming about hardwood flooring for the rooms in your home- which can now also include your kitchen- give Ross Brothers a call today at 866-804-9750.

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