Whether you are building a new or updating a current Ottawa home, flooring is not a choice to be made lightly. Since it covers such a large area of your home and you will have to live with it for many years to come, you not only have to love the look, you have to be sure it will look great for years to come. To help with your decision, consider the three big reasons to invest in exotic hardwood flooring.

Exotic Hardwood Flooring adds Resale Value to your Ottawa Home

With their rich-looking grain patterns, wide range of colours and superior hardness, exotic hardwoods give you a great return on investment when it comes to adding value to your home. Even if you do not have any intent to sell, increasing your home’s value through renovation is a great way to build equity. For new builds, exotics are more durable than domestic hardwoods, meaning your floors will look great for decades with fewer worries over most other flooring materials.

Create a Healthier Environment in your Home

If you have looked into hardwood flooring for your home, you may have learned that domestics are not recommended for bathrooms or kitchens, where humidity can fluctuate and germs can be an issue. Exotic hardwood flooring is not just a harder surface than domestic species; it is also naturally water, bacteria and mould resistant, removing many of the concerns for using wood in these environments. Your home and family will benefit from a cleaner, healthier environment without the need for chemicals- a boon for those who suffer from allergies.

Reduced Maintenance and Future Costs

Wood flooring is rated according to the Janka Hardness Test; a system used in the industry to determine the resistance of denting and wear. If you choose exotic hardwood flooring for your Ottawa home with a high Janka rating, your initial cash outlay may be slightly higher than domestic hardwoods, but your overall maintenance costs will be far lower. Exotics hold up better under regular household traffic than many other flooring types, requiring less refinishing and better yet, they are easier to clean!

These are just three big reasons of many to invest in exotic hardwood flooring for your Ottawa home. To learn more about exotic hardwood flooring for your next project, or to see its many benefits for yourself, stop in or contact StoneSense in Ottawa.