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Flooring Myths You Should Stop Believing

Oftentimes, there is no better flooring than good ‘ol hardwood flooring. Nowadays, however, with the increasing number of options, there is also an increasing number of questions that make choosing all the more difficult.


“Will a hardwood flooring match my lifestyle?”

“Will it retain its value?”

“Will it be too cold?”

“Will it go out of style soon?”


These are the questions that are coupled with numerous myths about hardwood flooring, and we are here to bust three flooring myths that might make you change your mind:


MYTH #01: Hardwood floors cannot stand up to wear and tear from pets and young children.

This myth started because not all customers understand the differences between the different wood species. Different species of wood also have different hardness and durability that are measured by the “Janka” scale. The higher the number on the Janka scale, the harder and the more durable the wood is. There are plenty of flooring products that we offer here at Tony’s Flooring that have hardness and high-durability that can withstand any lifestyle.


MYTH #02: Use a “wet mop” when cleaning hardwood floors.

Using a wet mop when cleaning hardwood floors is not actually a good idea, contrary to popular belief. This happens because when you think of cleaning a floor, typically, you think of mopping up the mess. However, when you use a wet mop, keep in mind that you can cause damage to the wood or it can dull the finish of the hardwood. We, instead, recommend using dry cleaners to pick up dust, and follow it up with lightly misting the floor with an approved hardwood cleaner and dry mop.


MYTH #03: Hardwood floors are expensive.

This myth is believed in the flooring industry because, yes, hardwood floors are initially more of an investment. Hardwood floors, however, are one of the most cost-efficient flooring types in the market. We recommend hardwood flooring to customers based on the needs assessed for the space. While it is true that hardwood flooring might not be the best fit for everyone’s budget, it is also one of the least expensive flooring types available when considering its total service life.


Here at Tony’s Flooring, we make it a point to educate our clients so that they understand all features and aspects of the floors that have been installed in their home, because we know that getting quality flooring services that you can trust is not easy. Give us a call today!