Advantages of walnut hardwood floors

Shopping for hardwood flooring can be a daunting task with so many different woods to choose from. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. A wood that has more advantages than disadvantages is walnut. The only drawback is that it is usually higher than others for hardwood floors. The use of walnuts will have a unique appearance as the kernel will be prominently displayed. Although the cost may be higher, it will last longer than other woods. It will also increase the overall value of your home.

Many hardwood floors cannot be mopped even with a damp mop without damaging the wood. Water can seep into the wood, causing mold or rot. With walnut flooring, it requires little maintenance, so mopping is an option, and it tends to resist mold, water damage, and insect infestations. All of these can damage the wood. If you choose to wet mop the floor, you can do so without treating the hardwood floor with chemicals that will help protect the wood from damage such as rot. Walnut hardwood floors are more resistant to cracks and chips.

Walnut flooring is also easy to install, so this can be a do-it-yourself project for homeowners. Walnut planks are usually sold in bulk with installation instructions included. Once you have a subfloor in place, these walnut planks can be easily joined together to create the entire hardwood floor surface. Planks are less likely to be damaged due to the post-harvest wood treatment process and the strength of the planks.

Walnut flooring tends to have a dark appearance, but color variation can occur. One of the advantages of having a wood with darker grains is that it hides dirt better. When the floor starts to get dirty or worn it will still look beautiful. To prevent the buildup of grime and grime that will eventually damage the wood, you can easily clean it. Every day you should try to clean the floor with a mop. To make sure the dust sticks to the mop, you can lightly spray it with a hardwood floor cleaner or furniture polish. Be sure not to saturate the mop with the spray. If your vacuum cleaner has a hardwood floor attachment, you can use it. If there is any spill, clean it up immediately.

As you can see, there are many advantages to choosing a walnut floor. It is a stable wood and is less susceptible to water and dirt damage, warping and cracking. Yes, it costs more, but in the end you will have a stylish hardwood floor that will add value to your home if you ever sell it.

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