Hardwood flooring is a traditional, timeless, and beautiful flooring choice – it’s so wonderful, in fact, that it belongs on more than just your floors! If you haven’t considered adding hardwood to your staircase, allow the experts at Floor Coverings International Rockwall to tell you more. Hardwood-capped stairs can bring style, durability, and resale value to your Rockwall home. Read below to learn more about the benefits and considerations of hardwood staircases.
Benefits of Hardwood Stair Capping
With countless styles, species, and finishes of hardwood to choose from, it’s obvious that this flooring material is an ideal choice for homeowners looking to fully customize their Rockwall home. While carpet – the other common material used on stairs – is also customizable, it is not generally considered to be quite as stylish or elegant as hardwood. We love hardwood stairs because they can effortlessly enhance your home’s aesthetic in a sophisticated manner.
Hardwood is also much more durable and long-lasting than carpet. The fibers on a carpeted staircase will crush, untwist, and grow grimy over time, especially in the center of the stairs where foot traffic is concentrated. Unlike carpet, hardwood will take much longer to wear down, and it can be refinished when it does. This means that you won’t have to replace the hardwood on your stairs for as long as you own your home.
With its style and durability, hardwood makes for an attractive feature that homebuyers love. A hardwood-capped staircase will be a selling point in your home if you ever choose to sell it. Homebuyers tend to dislike carpet as it can trap grime and smells from the previous homeowner. If you’re looking for a quick and easy project to boost your home’s resale value, consider recapping your carpeted stairs with hardwood.
Considerations of Hardwood Staircases
Although hardwood is beautiful, durable, and valuable, it does not provide the same kind of safety and comfort that carpet does. Many Rockwall homeowners prefer carpet on their stairs because it offers cushioning and traction to help prevent falls. However, you can get the best of both worlds by installing a carpet runner over your hardwood stairs. Your carpet runner will supply cushioning and traction without fully hiding the beautiful hardwood underneath. The carpet is also easily replaced and can help to prevent your hardwood from wearing down over time.
Get Started in Rockwall Today
Hardwood is a wonderful choice for the stairs. Contact Floor Coverings International Rockwall to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect hardwood for your Rockwall home’s staircase. We proudly serve Wylie, Rockwall, Greenville, Murphy, Melissa and surrounding areas.
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