Hardwood floors are durable and have stood the test of time. Homes that are more than 100 years old can still have the original flooring if they have been cared for properly. They just need sweeping or vacuuming and an occasional cleaning with a wood floor cleaner.
Buyers are willing to pay top dollar for homes with hardwood floors. In addition, homes with hardwood floors tend to sell faster than homes with wall-to-wall carpeting. Think about it: builders consider hardwood flooring an upgrade. They don't charge extra for carpet.
Wood floors work with all styles of decorating, from traditional to modern. It is available in several types of woods, such as oak, cherry and walnut, and can be sanded and stained to suit the home owner's taste. When your style changes, you also can change the look of your hardwood floors.
For the home with active pets, rambunctious children and any chance a natural hardwood floor could be damaged or compromised, what type is the best option when making a decision? Because it is a versatile, durable, and an attractive floor with the appearance of a hardwood floor , Vinyl laminate floors would be your best decision. Although this type of floor looks like wood flooring, there is no solid wood used in its fabrication. Vinyl laminate tiles or planks are solid and not prone to water damage.
Most laminated floors consists of a moisture resistant layer under a layer of HDF (high density fiberboard). This is topped with a high-resolution photographic image of natural wood or stone flooring. It is then finished with an extremely hard, clear coating made from special resin-coated cellulose to protect the laminate flooring. Once laid few people who can tell the difference between ¾ inch hardwood and 5/16 inch laminate. However standard laminate flooring is still very prone to water damage. The number one aspect of Luxury vinyl laminate flooring loved by homeowners and builders is the fact that it can be used below grade (typically below the first floor) to provide a look of hardwood flooring and it has superior moisture and water resistance compared to traditional laminate.
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J.J. Teppo Flooring is proud to serve the following Wisconsin communities: Sun Prairie, Middleton, Fitchburg, DeForest, Lake Windsor, Madison, Verona, and other communities throughout Wisconsin. We've also done work in Iowa and Florida.