Advantages of walnut wood floors
Shopping for hardwood flooring can be a daunting task with so many different woods to choose from. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. A wood that has more advantages than disadvantages is walnut. The only downside is that it is usually taller than others for hardwood floors. Using walnut will have a unique appearance as the grain will be prominently displayed. Although the cost may be higher, it will last longer than other woods. It will also add to the overall value of your home.
Many hardwood floors cannot be mopped even with a damp mop without damaging the wood. Water can seep into the wood and cause mold or rot. With walnut hardwood floors, it requires little maintenance, so mopping is an option and it tends to resist mold, water damage, and insect infestations. All of these can damage wood. If you decide to mop the floor with a damp mop, you can do so without treating the wood floor with chemicals that will help protect the wood from damage such as rot. Walnut hardwood floors are more resistant to cracking and chipping.
Walnut flooring is easy to install too, so this can be a homeowner-do-it-yourself project. Walnut planks are generally sold in bulk with installation instructions included. Once you have an underlayment in place, these walnut planks can be easily joined together to create the entire surface of the hardwood floor. Planks are less likely to be damaged due to the post-harvest wood treatment process and the strength of the planks.
Walnut floors tend to look dark, but color variations can occur. One of the advantages of having a wood with darker grains is that it hides dirt better. When the floor starts to get more dirt or wear, it will still look beautiful. To avoid a build-up of grime and dirt that will eventually damage the wood, you can easily clean it. Every day you should try to clean the floor with a mop. To make sure dust sticks to the mop, you can lightly spray it with a wood floor cleaner or furniture polish. Make sure not to saturate the mop with the spray. If your vacuum has a hardwood floor attachment, you can use it. If there is any spill, clean it up immediately.
As you can see, choosing a walnut flooring has many advantages. It is a stable wood and less susceptible to water and dirt damage, warping and cracking. Yes, it costs more, but in the end you will have a stylish hardwood floor that will add value to your home should you sell it.