The three most important considerations for a new floor are 1) Durability and Longevity, 2) Ease of Cleaning and Maintenance, and 3) Health, Safety, and Comfort: not necessarily in that order. This article will compare and contrast some of the most common flooring currently used; hardwood, tile/stone, and carpet; with a focus on these considerations. Beginning with hardwood, high quality hardwood flooring is a very enduring type of flooring and has survived in some homes since the United States was founded. As for ease of cleaning, it depends on how the wood was finished. Some finish can leave the floor open for irreparable scratches and damage, while others may require a lot of maintenance.
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