Amarillo flooring

Busting Three Amarillo Flooring Myths

Today, we're going to talk about myth surrounding flooring, Amarillo. We talk to a lot of people in our flooring store every day and one thing we have noticed, is that some people have some serious misconception about flooring. So, we decided to collect a few of these myths together and lay them to rest once and for all.

Here are the 3 most common misconceptions about flooring we hear and why they are wrong:

1. Hardwood Flooring is too Expensive

In a way, this is a matter of perspective. Obviously, if you don't have the budget to lay down the initial investment, this is true; but if you do have the money for the initial investment, the story changes quite a bit.

It is true that the initial buy-in price of hardwood floors seems a bit high, but when you consider the extremely long service life, ability to be re-sanded and refinished, and the overall durability of hardwood, it starts to look less like an expense and more like an investment. This is to say nothing of the positive impact that hardwood floors have on a home's resale value!

2. Carpets Are Bad for a Home's Air-Quality

This is a particularly persistent myth and we hear it a lot. The reason this myth endures is the fact that many flooring stores and companies that don't deal in carpeting, like to perpetuate the myth that carpeting is responsible for poor air-quality and increased risk of respiratory and allergy problems.

The truth of the matter is that if you maintain your carpets properly by vacuuming them frequently, they actually trap dust, pollen, and dander until they are safely vacuumed up. The problem comes about when people neglect to keep their carpets clean and these airborne pollutants get kicked up by foot traffic. If you keep your carpets clean, you'll also be keeping your air clean!

3. Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring is Too Old Fashioned

When many people think of luxury vinyl tile flooring, they think of the old days, when the styles and colors where very bland and, frankly, somewhat ugly. Those days are gone, however, and luxury vinyl is back in a big way!

Advances in digital printing and imaging have brought luxury vinyl tile out of the dark ages, and manufacturers are now able to create extremely convincing images that mimic almost any other type of flooring option out there so well, that even an expert would have a hard time telling them apart. As a result, luxury vinyl tile is now one of the most modern and versatile flooring options on the market.

There you have it, the three most persistent myths surrounding Amarillo flooring! If you are in the market for flooring or flooring installation in the Amarillo area, Gowdy Flooring would love to help! Simply call, e-mail, or stop by our showroom in Amarillo and our experienced staff of flooring experts will answer all your questions, and demonstrate all of the amazing styles and materials available. Let us help you find the flooring solution that's right for you!