Hardwood flooring is a more expensive option that carpet, vinyl or laminate, however most hardwood floors can last for decades if looked after correctly, and may save you money in the long run as carpets and laminate may need to be replaced in time due to stains and general wear and tear. Hardwood floors are very easy to look after and are a good choice for people with a busy lifestyle, pets and children.
Should hardwood flooring ever become scratched or damaged, a simple sand and seal will get it looking new again, a far more cost effective approach than having to buy new carpet or laminate. One thing that often gets overlooked about hardwood flooring is its timeless look - certain carpets and laminate may have patterns, styles and colours that go out of fashion and could look dated in time. Hardwood flooring can last decades and still look timeless and sleek.