When it comes to home investments, flooring is certainly a wise one! Indeed, hardwood, tile and stone flooring, and vinyl floors all are solid choices when it comes to investments. They each add a personal touch to your home as well as give your family members a luxurious space in which to spend their time. Plus, if you intend to put your house on the market anytime soon, new flooring can help with your resale value. We at UB Hardwoods congratulate you on your purchase!

Regardless of the reasons for which you’ve invested in flooring, one question probably still lingers, despite the post-purchase bliss: how long is this flooring going to last? While you’re most likely not worried about your new floors disintegrating before your very eyes, you no doubt want to take precautions in order to prolong your investment’s functionality and looks, as well as to save you money in the long run.

While this is a complicated and multifaceted question, UB Hardwoods is here to help. Read on to learn more about flooring and longevity.

Many Factors Affect How Your Flooring Stands the Test of Time

We’d love to give you a straight answer, but the fact of the matter is that every flooring type and every situation is an individual. While certain types are inherently more long-lasting than others, it’s impossible to give you an exact length of time that your flooring will remain functional. What we can give you, though, are a few factors that affect how long you can expect your flooring to last.

●        Your floor care routine | Do you vacuum or steam-clean regularly, or do you let pet hair, dust, and grime accumulate? How you take care of your floors has a direct effect on how long they serve your family. Conscientious care with products deemed safe for your flooring goes a long way toward its longevity.

●        Your pet care routine | Yes, your pet care routine! For example, long dog nails can wear down your hardwood floors, and unfortunate accidents can certainly leave carpet stains. Take care of your pets, though, and they’ll go easy on your floors.

●        The amount of traffic in the given room | While certain flooring types stand up to foot traffic better than others, the more stress you expect the flooring to stay strong in the face of, the more care it will need to do so. Flooring is made to be walked on, of course, but the more people walk on it, the quicker it will break down without proper maintenance.

Give UB Hardwoods a Call Now for Expert Flooring Installation

Need new flooring? Help is just a phone call away. Contact our Plymouth location at 763-807-4500.