You’re ready to install new floors in your Indianapolis home and have been considering whether hardwood flooring is a good option. You see home buyers wanting wood floors every time you turn on one of those HGTV shows, but is wood flooring right for you? We at Integrated Flooring Solutions are experts in all things flooring. We’ve seen the ups and downs of hardwood flooring and want to share a few with you.

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The Pros

Hardwood flooring is certainly popular—and for good reason. Our customers love their wood floors because it allows them to:

  • Add a warm look and feel to the home.
  • Choose a style that will stand the test of time.
  • Change the stain color or refinish the floors farther down the road.
  • Avoid allergens and dander that like to hide in carpets. Get the look they want—great for resale value!

The Cons

When it comes to hardwood flooring, some people may say, “What cons?” However, depending on your lifestyle, you may want to think twice about hardwood flooring if:

  • Your kids or pets are brutal on flooring. If you’re afraid of scratching your hardwood flooring, you may want to opt for carpet in spaces where kids like to be rough and tumble. The same is true with pets!
  • You’re on a tight budget. Hardwood floors can be more expensive than other flooring options, so you may not be able to install hardwood flooring in your entire home if your funds are limited. Or, you can save up and wait to get that hardwood flooring you have had your eye on.
  • You aren’t willing or able to care for hardwood floors properly. Wood floors require different care than other flooring options. You must pay special attention to your installer’s care recommendations and be able to clean up spills quickly.


Still not sure whether you want to install hardwood flooring? Contact Integrated Flooring Solutions of Indianapolis at (317) 547-3333. We can schedule one of our team members to come to your home for an in-house consultation and free estimate. We will do our best to answer all your questions and find the right flooring solution—be it hardwood, carpet, tile, or laminate—for your Indy home.

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