Hardwood Floors Are Best For Kids

by Sorin Giurca on July 31, 2017

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In the Reno/Tahoe area, hardwood flooring is very popular with families who have kids. Along with all that “timeless elegance,” hardwood flooring offers a multitude of benefits for growing families. An attractive home is important for many reasons, but we also want our children to be safe and healthy. With all those considerations, hardwood floors are best for kids.

These are just some of the reasons hardwood flooring is the best choice in the Reno/Tahoe area if you’ve got kids.

Easier to Keep Clean

It only takes a few minutes to wipe every trace of muddy/snowy/dirty shoes from your hardwood flooring. And for those times when drinks or bowls or whole plates of dinner end up in a puddle on the floor, cleaning is still a snap. Of course, those kinds of accidents can spell disaster on carpeting. Ease of Cleaning is often the first reason young families offer when asked why they chose hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Floors Are Better For Pets

Raising kids can also mean raising one or more pets along the way. Just like your kids, your pets can have accidents too. Your hardwood flooring will undoubtedly experience instances of spilled water bowls, muddy paws and all the rest. Carpeting can hang on to pet stains and odors forever. With hardwood flooring, your kids and your pets are much easier to forgive.

Health Benefits – Hardwood Floors Are Best for Kids

Allergens like pollen, dust mites, mildew, mold and all the other irritants can really exacerbate bronchial health issues. Especially in kids. If your children are sensitive to any of those, and/or are asthmatic, hardwood floors are best for kids. It’s also free of the many different chemicals known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs, which can cause all manner of poor health symptoms. (VOCs are found in new carpeting, and can be responsible for dizziness, headaches, nausea, fatigue, allergic reactions, sinus problems and a host of other uncomfortable or debilitating reactions.)

Long Lasting Durability

Installing hardwood flooring throughout your home isn’t just a good idea for your kids, they also protect the investment your home represents. The versatility, durability and easy maintenance of hardwood flooring increases the practical value of any residence.

If you have any questions about the reasons why hardwood floors are best for kids, please contact the experts at Artisan Hardwood Floors. We look forward to speaking with you.

Sorin Giurca

Artisan & Owner

Leftover Hardwood Flooring Ideas

by Sorin Giurca on June 28, 2017

Leftover Hardwood Flooring Is AwesomeLeftover Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood planks aren’t really just for floors. So if you’ve got leftover hardwood flooring, it doesn’t have to go into the trash or recycle bin. Those planks of hardwood can be used as a great DIY home décor project! Even if you have engineered planks instead of natural hardwoods, the possibilities are almost endless.

You don’t even need to have a garage full of complex woodworking tools and equipment. Hardwood flooring is easy to cut and shape, because the mills or manufacturers have already done most of the work for you. A saw, a hammer, a screw driver and maybe some wood glue, and you’re all set.

Wall Accents, or Whole Accent Walls

Accent walls have become very popular in the interior design industry these days. They’re a fast, easy, inexpensive way to change-up any room in your house. Without overhauling your décor plan or busting your budget.

Wood planks on walls is hardly a new idea. They can bring warmth to dens and family rooms and they’ve always served in commercial spaces like restaurants and hotels. Using your leftover hardwood flooring as all or part of a wall is NOT the same as throwing up 70s style “wood paneling,” either. They honestly look nothing alike, and while one is trendy and current, the other is quickly going the way of the dodo bird.

Leftover Hardwood Flooring Wall Art

Leftover hardwood flooring makes for an excellent canvas on which to paint your next wall art masterpiece. A single wide plank or a number of planks glued together is all you need. As an added bonus, your artwork isn’t subject to tearing and you can literally nail it to the wall.

Shelving and Bookcases

If you own a house full of books and memorabilia, you know there is no such thing as “too many shelves.” Upcycling your leftover hardwood flooring into shelves is even better than recycling. Hardwood flooring is sturdy yet light, and those leftover planks are just begging to be built into practical shelves or beautiful bookcases. Again, whether you installed natural hardwood or engineered, they both serve perfectly for that kind of construction.

First You’ll Need to Install a Hardwood Floor

That’s where Artisan Hardwood Floors comes in. We will take your dreams and ideas and turn them into beautifully installed hardwood floors here in the Reno/Tahoe area. And while one of our primary operating goals is to only order as much wood as your floors need, there will always be a little left over. Such is the nature of the business.

Contact me today, so we can start you on the pleasant journey which will eventually lead to you having some leftover hardwood flooring, to do with as you please.

Sorin Giurca

Master Craftsman, Owner, Artisan

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