5 Reasons to Buy Hardwood Flooring in 2024

A modern 2024 kitchen with wood flooring
Design and Photos: Amy Pigliacampo | Floor: Shell

Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home goes beyond aesthetics. It's about creating a space that promotes wellbeing, aligns with your lifestyle, and showcases your personal aesthetic. Considering a renovation this year? Now is the perfect time to install new floors.

With their natural beauty, enduring appeal, and a plethora of benefits (like enhancing indoor air quality), a Stuga hardwood floor will add a timeless quality to your home now and for the next 100 years. Curious? Read on for our 5 top reasons to buy hardwood flooring in 2024.

Wood for Wellbeing

Did you know that a walk through the forest can lower heart rate and offer mental clarity? Emerging research suggests that the hardwood flooring in our home can affect us similarly, so why not design spaces with materials that make us feel good?

We know that wood is good for our health, but it has plenty of other benefits too. Wood is known for its natural ability to regulate humidity, absorbing excess moisture when the air is damp and releasing it when the air is dry. This natural property helps maintain a comfortable and balanced indoor climate, reducing the risk of respiratory issues and allergies.

A modern bedroom with hardwood flooring

Cleaner Air

Hardwood floors play a crucial role in maintaining high indoor air quality standards. Unlike carpeting and other synthetic flooring options that off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and trap dust, pollen, and other allergens, hardwood floors don’t.

Considering opting for vinyl? Think again. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a known carcinogen and contains toxins like dioxins and phthalates that both affect your health and the environment. They are considered forever chemicals and there is no safe way to dispose of PVC. While wood is a biodegradable, renewable resource, PVC is toxic throughout its entire life cycle. 

By installing a hardwood floor in your home, you can breathe easy. Plus, our floors are certified against some of the strictest indoor air quality standards in the world.

Timeless Style

Trends come and go but real, European-crafted hardwood flooring will always be in style. Our floors, which range in tone, width, and character, will enhance any design style and bring warmth and lasting elegance to any space. Learn more about our 6 hardwood flooring families here

Timeless herringbone wood flooring in a hallway leading to a bathroom

Easy Cleaning

No more scrubbing grout lines or vacuuming carpet that never truly gets clean. For those seeking low-maintenance flooring options, hardwood is a standout choice. Its smooth, non-porous surface makes it easy to clean, requiring only regular sweeping or vacuuming (we love a good robot vacuum) to remove dirt and dust, plus the occasional clean with our floor cleaner and a lightly damp microfiber mop. 

Built to Last

Longevity is where hardwood flooring truly shines. Designed to withstand the wear-and-tear of daily life, hardwood floors can last for generations with proper care. 

We believe in design with the next 100 years in mind. Most of our floors are time-tested; they’ve been lived on for lifetimes in Scandinavia, which is why we can offer a lifetime guarantee.

If you’re renovating or considering replacing vinyl or outdated flooring this year with a healthier alternative, hardwood is an excellent choice. 

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