Between hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and carpet, you’ve already got a ton of options to choose from when it comes to deciding what kind of flooring to place in your home. On top of this, people are always spreading myths and misconceptions about all these flooring types that might be confusing you even further. To help you out, here are a few of the most common flooring myths that we’re going to dispel for you today.
Hardwood floors are cold
Okay, so maybe hardwood floors don’t feel quite as soft and warm underfoot compared to carpet, but that doesn’t mean they’re cold. This myth conjures up the idea that you’d need excessive heating bills to keep your home warm in the winter if you place hardwood flooring, but that’s not true. Wood does act as a great insulator, providing some warmth to your room, and is effective at retaining the heat that’s delivered into the room through heaters and fireplaces.
Engineered hardwood is a cheap imitation
It’s true that engineered hardwood is more affordable than hardwood flooring, but its appearance and durability certainly rival that of the original. Engineered hardwood flooring is topped with a real hardwood veneer, so its appearance is almost indistinguishable from real wood flooring when the product is high quality. It is also a highly durable flooring choice.
Professional installation is too expensive
Whatever flooring type you go for, you’re bound to have somebody convincing you to do it yourself to save the hassle and expense of hiring the professionals. But, unless you’re experienced with laying that type of flooring, going the DIY route can be risky. You could end up with a result you’re not happy with and you might even need to call someone in the fix what you’ve done, which could lead to more expense down the line.
Quality flooring is too expensive
Whether you go for real hardwood flooring, natural stone tiles, or a plush carpet, there’s always someone telling you that it’s too expensive. Sure, some flooring options will be less expensive than others, but you don’t have to break the bank to get flooring that’s long lasting and that looks good in your home. Browsing different suppliers will bring up a range of prices, and you can save some money by timing your purchase right.
Whatever your decision, you can contact us at University Flooring Center to buy your flooring and have it installed professionally. We serve customers in North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.