Should You Put Hardwood Floors in Your New Home

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to flooring in your new home – including whether you want something that will be easy to change in a few years, what kind of wear-and-tear you’ll be subjecting it to, and whether you’ll eventually want to sell your home and move somewhere else. Are hardwood floors the right choice, or should you go in a different direction?

Hardwood Floors vs. Tile FloorsTile vs Wood Hughes Edwards Builders

While tile is appropriate in specific locations, such as the kitchen and bathroom, it’s completely up to you whether you want hardwood floors or tile floors throughout the rest of the house. With a stunning array of tiles available, you can create nearly any look in any room; you can choose soft stone tiles, decorative ceramics and even tiles that look like hardwood.

Some people prefer the natural look and feel of real wood, though. It’s resilient and much softer than tile underfoot (and that can be a huge benefit if you’re on your feet frequently or you want to sprawl out with your family for game night).

Hardwood can be high-maintenance, too. If you have pets and young kids, where accidents are always a possibility, you might want to opt for tile flooring; even the best-finished hardwoods are susceptible to staining, scratches and dents.

On the other hand, tile is almost always cold. You’ll need to take that into account when you’re rug shopping to make sure you and your family stay comfortable.

It’s a tough decision – but one that’s necessary. If you’re not sure what’s right for your family, whether you’re building a new home in Middle Tennessee or you’re renovating your existing space, we’ll be happy to walk you through all of your options. Just fill out the form below or call us at (615) 824-6970.[gravityform id=”9″ name=”Contact Us”]

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