Pros and Cons of Choosing Hardwood for the Stairs

Not sure if a hardwood staircase is a must in your home? There are many great reasons why hardwood flooring is the best choice, yet it’s important to fully know what you are getting into, as far as safety and appearance. Below we have laid out the pros and cons of getting a hardwood flooring staircase.



Hardwood flooring on the staircase won’t accumulate as much dust and dirt as other flooring options such as carpet, therefore cleaning will be super easy and manageable. Stains won’t be a concern either because if you spill something on hardwood it’ll be an easy clean up. Another good thing about hardwood is that if the area around the staircase is mostly hardwood flooring, the flow and appearance of your home will look more seamless. Hardwood compared to other materials is also very versatile. It can have a modern and new age feel but also a classic touch to it, making it perfect for any theme throughout your home.


One thing you might have to worry about when it comes to hardwood flooring on the stairs is the safety factor. Hardwood staircases can be slippery and dangerous for small children or elderly. Yet, a hand railing or no-slip stair treads can solve that problem for you if you decide hardwood is a must on your staircase. Another thing is that hardwood is often pricier than other materials, but it will increase the value of your home.


Overall, hardwood flooring is a great choice, and if you have any other questions feel free to contact us via our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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