There are many reasons hardwood stairs installation can be one of the best decisions you make for your home. Aesthetically, functionally as well as on the most practical levels of care and cleaning, hardwood stairs are a solid choice for just about any space.
In fact, in our decades spent working as flooring contractors, hardwood stairs installation has been the most common stair renovation we complete for our clients.
Keep reading. We’re going to give you 10 reasons you should consider hardwood stairs installation.
10 Reasons to Consider Hardwood Stairs Installation
1. Hardwood Stairs Look Incredible
This is one of the main reasons people want hardwood on stairs: they look amazing. Offering a warm, timeless, and tidy aesthetic, you can never go wrong with hardwood.
2. Hardwood Stairs are Durable
Stairs can take a beating, but hardwood can handle it. Of course, it’s important to use the right kind of wood on stairs. Dense hardwood, like white oak and yellow pine, walnut, maple, and ash are our top recommendations that can stand up to wear and tear and still look great.
3. Hardwood Stairs are Timeless
Flooring trends may come and go, but the appeal of hardwood never diminishes. Now and fifty years from now, your hardwood stairs will still be a gorgeous choice.
4. Hardwood Stairs are Easy to Clean
Unlike carpet which requires regular steam cleaning, hardwood is easy to care for and won’t stain. A mop, cloth, and a broom are all you need to clean hardwood stairs.
5. Hardwood Stairs Can Be Refinished
For very little time and money, your hardwood stairs can be easily refinished, making them not only a beautiful choice but an economical choice as well.
6. Hardwood Stairs Add Value to Your Home
An investment in hardwood stairs installation is an investment in your home. Prospective buyers will pay 3-5% more for a home with hardwood, so even if you’re not planning on moving soon (or ever), you’re still putting money back onto the value of your home by installing hardwood stairs.
7. Hardwood Stairs Create a Focal Point
Just like a stunning mosaic tile installation or a beautiful piece of art, hardwood stairs create an attractive focal point, drawing the eye toward their warm, inviting charm. The right staircase can make an entrance or foyer grand, or bring the look of an open concept floor together.
8. Hardwood Stairs Promote Healthy Air Quality
Unlike carpet, hardwood doesn’t attract and trap allergens and is easier to clean, making it a good choice for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. Because stairs are walked on frequently, impacts on carpeted stairs can release more of the trapped particles into the air.
9. Hardwood Stairs Are More Eco-Friendly
Conscientiously sourced hardwood stairs are an eco-friendly option. Many homeowners use reclaimed hardwood as a future-forward investment in their home and their planet, though you don’t have to go that route. You can buy from sources that use the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC certified wood) certification, which verifies that the wood has been harvested ethically and sustainably.
Learn more: Modern and Eco-Friendly Flooring Options.
10. Hardwood Stairs Last a Long Time
Because hardwood stairs are so durable and can be refinished, they can last a lifetime. We’ve been in homes with hardwood stairs that are five decades old and—thanks to regular care and the natural merits of the wood—they still look incredible.
Obviously, there are no shortages of reasons to at least consider hardwood stair installation in your home. It’s one of the easiest, economical, and even ecological ways to increase the warmth and beauty of your space. We’re here if you have any questions. Just contact us for a free consultation.