Think about how the flooring choices you make today will affect your family and the value of your home in the future. Wood floors last a long time, are healthier to live with and add value, whereas carpet will trap dust and begin to look old and used in just a few years. Even laminate flooring, which is made to look like natural wood, is a distant second choice for home buyers. There is no substitute for solid hardwood floors, giving any room in your house natural warmth and beauty. Not only is hardwood more pleasant to walk on, it is naturally warm. Wood is an excellent insulator, thanks to its thousands of tiny air chambers per cubic inch, which holds in heat. Wood floors can last for a hundred years or more. There are very few flooring materials that have been around as long as wood. Over the centuries, it has shown itself to be a lovely and durable floor choice.