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When we think about hardwood floors, most of us think of it in the context of our homes. But did you know that wood floors can be a great choice for commercial spaces, as well? From offices to retail spaces and showrooms, hardwood flooring can provide a beautiful and functional surface that stands up to the rigors of daily use while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for customers and employees alike. If you’re building out a new commercial space–or renovating an existing one–let’s discuss four reasons why hardwood floors might be a good option.  

1. Aesthetics

Let’s face it–most people choose hardwood flooring simply because it looks lovely. That’s as true in office and retail settings as it is at home. Whether you’re going for a traditional or modern look, dark-stained or light, hardwood flooring can give your space a polished and sophisticated look, which not only impresses customers but also gives your team a comfortable work space. And since wood comes in such a variety of options, you can find something to suit virtually any aesthetic.  

2. Durability

Businesses require floors that can stand up to heavy foot traffic, and that makes hardwood floors an excellent choice for them. Even in heavy traffic situations, hardwood floors can withstand a lot of wear and tear and will not show signs of wear as easily as other types of flooring, such as carpet or linoleum. Additionally, hardwood floors can be refinished if they become scratched or damaged, which extends their lifespan.  

3. Ease of Cleaning

Another advantage of hardwood floors is that they are fairly easy to keep clean. Where carpeting tends to accumulate dust and crime and frequently needs shampooing and deep cleaning, hardwood floors can be regularly cleaned with a soft dry mop or a vacuum without the beater brush. (For occasional deeper cleaning, we recommend Bona wood cleaning products to keep them looking their best.) Less time cleaning the floors means more time to spend on more important things.  

4. Healthier Environment

One advantage that’s often overlooked with wood floors is that they can create a healthier environment for your employees and customers by improving air quality. Carpeting can harbor dust, dirt, mold spores, and other allergens and toxins, which can cause respiratory problems for some people. Hardwood floors do not have these issues. Furthermore, wood flooring has been known to remove carbon dioxide from the air, helping reduce greenhouse gases.   If you are considering installing hardwood flooring in your office building or place of business in Green Country, we’re here to help. At Renaissance Hardwood Flooring, our team of experts can advise you on the best and most durable wood flooring options for your office or showroom. Contact us here to schedule a complementary consultation.