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Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors add value to your home but there are still disadvantages to hardwood floors and with the competitive marketplace of flooring, hardwood floors have taken a slight decrease with the popular waterproof flooring on the rise. We have all the pros and cons for installing hardwood floors for your next renovation.


  1. A long-term investment
  2. Variety of color and species
  3. Quality that is ageless
  4. Easy maintenance and hygiene
  5. Healthy air quality at home
  6. Better for babies
  7. Good acoustics
  8. Perfect matching with a shiplap siding facade
  9. Organic
  10. Easy to install
  11. Matches any decor


  1. Cost
  2. Prone to termite attack (you can get help from a specialist at pest control Canberra)
  3. Avoid water contact
  4. Scratching
  5. Limited usage for all rooms
  6. Cupping
  7. Crowning
  8. Noise
  9. Cold underfoot
  10. May require refinishing

All in all we think the CONs can easily become PROs with a little tweaking. Here is what we suggest:

  1. Cost – There are many grades of hardwood floors to choose from so price can be very reasonable to suit any wallet.
  2. Prone to termite attack – learn how to control termites during winter and treat your home for these pesky bugs to prevent such attacks.
  3. Avoid water contact – Avoid flood coating your floors while cleaning. We recommend this.
  4. Scratching – Trim pet nails and lift furniture instead of scooting to prevent scratches. If you need to fill in micro-scratches, try this.
  5. Limited usage for all rooms – Who wants wood floors in the bathroom anyway? Get creative with tile and switch it up in the bathroom.
  6. Cupping – Avoid leaks or water.
  7. Crowning – Avoid leaks or water.
  8. Noise – Place area rugs to soften the noise.
  9. Cold underfoot – Place area rugs under beds/furniture so you add warmth underfoot. You can also wear house slippers to keep your toes toasty.
  10. May require refinishing – Reach for Quick Shine! It’s like a new floor in a bottle!

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