Not too long ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see wall-to-wall carpeting installed in every home you visited. Carpet had a good run dominating the flooring industry, with homeowners gleefully tacking it down to the detriment of the beautiful hardwood underneath. While carpet is still a popular option with its own unique advantages, millions of homeowners are starting to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of hardwood once more. With homeowners peeling up carpet and refinishing their floors, you may be considering whether hardwood is the best option for your Twin Cities home.


At Brenner Floors in Minneapolis, we love helping homeowners create beautiful flooring solutions whether they’re hardwood, luxury vinyl, tile, laminate, stone, or carpet. In this post, we’ll break down some of the biggest benefits of hardwood floors to help you decide which option is best for your home or office.


1.      It’s easy to keep looking great.

Hardwood floors are simple, clean, and elegant, which means they go with a wide range of home styles and decor. But they’re also very easy to keep looking great. That’s because they require very little maintenance. Unlike carpet, which requires regular vacuuming and occasional restorative cleaning, hardwood can be maintained by simply sweeping and occasionally wiping with a wood cleaner. Spills are also much easier to address with hardwood floors.


2.      It increases your home’s overall value.

Hardwood is a coveted flooring solution, and homes with hardwood floors show very well. Home buyers are also more willing to pay a little more for hardwood floors. This may be in part to the fact that hardwood provides more of a blank slate as a backdrop for the new owner’s belongings.


3.      It’s better for your home’s air quality.

Carpet is comfortable and attractive, but it requires a good deal of regular cleaning and maintenance. Otherwise, it can end up attracting and harboring pet dander and allergens as well as a wide range of other microscopic debris. Hardwood is much easier to keep clean and free of allergens and bacteria.


4.      It can be easily refinished.

If you decide a hardwood look isn’t working for you, it doesn’t take much to refinish it or add a new stain. Carpet, tile, and other solutions would need to be completely removed and replaced, on the other hand.


Contact Our Minneapolis Hardwood Flooring Installation Professionals

If you’re considering installing hardwood floors, you’re in good company. Hardwood has been beloved for centuries as a practical and elegant flooring solution.


Our hardwood flooring installation team at Brenner Floors can also install laminate, carpet, and other flooring solutions. Visit our online gallery to check out a few of our past flooring installation projects. Then contact us on the web or give us a call at 763-595-9151 for a free estimate.