Hardwood floors are immensely popular in modern home design. While they are definitely not a new invention, their popularity has gone up and down throughout the years. Over time, some myths about hardwood floors have started. Kruper can set these misconceptions straight with the hardwood facts.

Myth #1: Hardwood floors need to be waxed frequently. When hardwood floors were first invented, they needed to be waxed regularly to maintain their color and durability. This isn’t the case anymore! The first “no wax” floors were designed in the 1930s. Since then, hardwood floors are treated and finished for ultimate durability. Maintenance is easy! Simply clean your hardwood floors when they are dirty with a hardwood floor cleaner. Professional re-coating is only necessary every 5 to 7 years.

Myth #2: Hardwood floors are cold. The truth is that hardwood floors provide warmth through their aesthetic look and their insulating abilities. Wood is in fact, a great insulator of heat!

Myth #3: Hardwood floors are not good for kitchens. This myth started from the misconception that the presence of messes like spilled milk or increased moisture would damage hardwood floors. The truth is that spills on hardwood floors are easily cleaned. Placing area rugs or mats in front of areas with high moisture, like the sink, can prevent moisture damage.

Myth #4: Hardwood floors are noisy. Hardwood floors can be a little louder than carpets but consider other factors in your room that can change the noise level in your room. Furniture material, curtains, and the size of your room are even bigger factors in your noise level!

Myth #5: Hardwood floors are expensive. The installation price of hardwood floors is higher compared to carpet or other types of flooring. Consider how long your hardwood floors will last! It’s important to see hardwood flooring as an investment. It will last more than several installations of carpeting and beyond!