At Hardwood Experts, we offer complete hardwood flooring service from giving you the initial estimate to presentation of our large selection to installation. You won't find a better deal and service to our customers than at Hardwood Experts because we have been doing this for over 20 years. Our showroom is immaculate and we believe that you should have all the options you want.
Carpets gather dust, animal dander, mildew, mites, pet urine, pollen and other irritants that can cause respiratory difficulties and are also harmful to those suffering from asthma or allergies, properly maintained hardwood flooring is extremely resistant to penetration from irritants.
One of the most common reasons for ripping out old carpets and installing hardwood floors or refinishing the existing hardwood floors is to get rid of the billions of dust mites that infest wall to wall carpet. Dust mites are little bugs that live off of dead human skin cells, which we all shed. The mites’ feces is what humans are actually allergic to. Dust mites love carpets. It gives them so many opportunities to meet other dust mites and breed.
For people with allergies wood flooring is one of the best types of flooring to have. Dust mites thrive and dirt and pollen build up in carpet even with constant vacuuming and washing. Dust and pollen are simply vacuumed or dry-mopped from a wood surface. Area rugs can be removed for more affective cleaning of the rug and the floor beneath.
A high quality wall-to-wall carpet often costs more than hardwood flooring products. Looking at flooring as a purchase that will last for generations with proper maintenance, it is clearly a better value.
Once hardwood flooring is laid down it doesn’t require expensive steam cleaning and may only need an inexpensive re-coating after a generation of use (depending on maintenance and wear and tear). Comparing this to carpeting which needs expensive deep cleaning every year or two and replacing after only a few years, hardwood is obviously the better value and much less expensive in the long term.