So, you have finally made the decision to have a custom home built. Your Northern Colorado home builders congratulate you. There are a great number of decisions that now need to be made. For example, you need to decide on the color of your custom Fort Collins home, the number of bedrooms suitable for you and what type of flooring to have installed. There are many types of flooring in which to choose, but the most common are hardwood floors and carpet. In this article, we will take a closer look at the benefits of having hardwood floors installed in your new, custom home.

Longevity- It is not at all unreasonable to expect your hardwood floors to last from 35 to over 100 years. By comparison, carpet will typically last from 5 to 15 years while laminate has a life expectancy of 7 to 20 years. And if you choose linoleum, you can expect a service life between 15 and 20 years. There are buildings on the East coast where hardwood floors are hundreds of years old.

Ease of Maintenance- Hardwood flooring is among the easiest floor covering to maintain. All you really need to do is dust it with a dry mop on a regular basis and give it the occasional wet cleaning with an approved product.

Customization- Hardwood floors are easily customizable floors. To begin with, hardwood floors are available in hundreds of species and grades in which to choose. From there, your hardwood floors can be stained in any tone and color you desire. In addition, since hardwood floors are a product of nature, every board in of itself will be totally unique.

Just a few things to consider when deciding on the type of flooring for your custom Fort Collins home.