Ever hear a retailer tell you this flooring is more than just a purchase?  What does that mean?

Hardwood increases your property value

The short answer is that you can recoup at least 70 to 80% of these floors as seen in your assessment.  Some even put that figure higher and, of course, that depends on many factors, such as layout.

Second, home buyers will often pay more for a home with hardwood floors. These homes also sell easier and faster, according to Homelight, a San Francisco-based real estate referral agency. They’ll look at the floors first and walk away if they don’t like what they see.

Other reasons it’s an investment include:

  • The flooring will last for years, sometimes even up to 100 and, like a fine wine, hardwood will often look better with age.

If they do look worn and scratched, simply have them refinished.  Unless there is structural damage from say, termites, there’s no need to replace them.

  • They are timeless, never going out of style and fitting into any decor.  If you do want a color change, it’s easy:  Just have them sanded and stained. 

Are you concerned about water and humidity?

There are two kinds of hardwood.  One is solid, the other is engineered.

The latter flooring is more stable, meaning that it will not shrink and expand to adjust to the weather, and it can handle water better.

Engineered is taking a major part in the wood flooring industry because it appeals to people who want both aesthetics and practicality.  You’ll see just a wide assortment of species in the store as you would with solid.

The only difference is construction; instead of one slice of wood through the board, this one has a slice on top.  Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood, combined with some resins and then placed in a crisscross position.

Because it handles water better, there’s a little more flexibility in installation. Like solid, it shouldn’t be installed in full baths, which are considered excessively moist, but half-baths and powder rooms are fine.

Engineered can also be refinished; the number of times depends upon the thickness you select.

For more information, come into the A&D Carpets showroom in Augusta, GA.  We service the surrounding areas and be sure to ask about our estimate.