Benefits of Walnut Flooring
We already gave away one walnut flooring quality. Its strength supersedes that of almost every other floor type. Natural stone is typically stronger, and concrete of course. However, in regard to all other hardwood flooring materials, walnut is among the hardest if it is not THE hardest. Hardness is an important flooring quality, but there are many more qualities to speak of. Please allow us to explain why walnut is so popular throughout modern Dallas, TX homes.
Appearance, Appearance, Appearance
Just as we hear location, location, location in real estate, flooring is all about appearance, appearance, appearance. Flooring goes well beyond looks, but there is no doubt looks are the primary selling point. The look and versatility of walnut flooring will not disappoint.
You’ll find walnut to be diverse in color. Not so much diverse as in purple or red; more so diverse as in dark brown or light brown. Brazilian walnut, for example, is one of the darker shaded hardwoods, while American walnut tends to be on the lighter side. Point being, you will be able to find a walnut floor type that suits the style of your Dallas, TX home.
Walnut will save you cleaning time
It’s a shame when you have to spend an hour every weekend vacuuming your carpet or mopping your slightly imperfect marble floor. You won’t really have to worry about that with a walnut hardwood floor. We’re talking about a flat floor with a color shade that does not reveal dust or dirt. In addition, walnut is known to be less porous than other hardwood flooring types. Thus, water will not be much of a threat to it. Sealing a walnut floor is still advised, but that is only necessary maybe once every 2-3 years.
You can vacuum a walnut floor; just be sure the vacuum bristles are not in motion. And it’s okay to mop a walnut floor; just be sure you don’t pour water onto it. Ultimately, foot traffic will have very little impact on walnut over time and you’ll honestly be in good shape if you clean it once a month. Though, it’s best to clean more often if you have pets.
Benefit your home now and in the future
Added home value is another walnut flooring perk. Hardwood flooring in general adds value to a home; though, the walnut variety should give the value an extra punch. You will have to pay a decent amount for a walnut floor. It typically sells between $11-$15 per square foot. But the good news is you have a good chance of recouping perhaps all of that value upon a home resale. Heck, you may even make money off the floor if you keep it in good condition.
Added value is a benefit that homeowners get with only a handful of flooring types. The lifespan and stability of walnut certainly plays its hand in future value. Plus, all hardwood floors can be refinished. So, future home buyers will be aware of the option to essentially reclaim the beauty of a hardwood floor if its current form is not up to par.
For access to hardwood flooring, give Cowboy Remodeling a call at (469) 518-7573. We have all sorts of hardwood in stock, along with vinyl plank flooring and engineered hardwood. Please visit our website—www.cowboyremodeling.com—and our company blog for additional helpful flooring input.