Flooring can be one of the biggest decisions a homeowner makes. Hardwood has a natural beauty that will add to your home’s appearance and feel. Mike’s Custom Flooring present a case for why you should choose stunning hardwood flooring in your home!
How Much to Have Hardwood Floors Installed
You can expect to pay between $6 and $12 per square foot, installed depending on the installation method. Hardwood floors last longer and can be refinished many times to freshen the look. There are hand-scraped wood floors that have deeper grooves that hide small dents and wear that can come with active families and pets. The investment will be higher upfront than with carpet, but hardwood will add a lasting value to a home that carpet can’t and it will help alleviate allergies. Wood is a sustainable, renewable and natural material.
Most Popular Hardwood Floor Trends?
Interior designers say the trend is toward hard surfaces in flooring, such as wood and tile. There are so many more woods and colors to choose from than several years ago. You can also easily change the way your hardwood floor looks with area rugs. The hardwood floor industry says that wood can last hundreds of years if properly taken care of and with periodic refinishing. The trend is toward natural finishes without stains and there are exotic woods available that come in shades of yellow, pink, orange, purple and even black. The bottom line is, wood is easy to clean and doesn’t stain, it is current, durable and made from a sustainable resource.
Hardwood Floors Installed in Bedroom?
While the choice is ultimately decided on personal preference, some points to consider in putting hardwood in your bedroom is ease of cleaning. It’s very easy to take a Swiffer and pick up all the dust. It’s difficult to see all the dust that can accumulate under your bed and furniture with carpet. Carpet is quieter which may be a consideration. Allergy sufferers will most likely be able to sleep better at night with hardwood than carpets in the bedroom. Vacuum cleaners are just not capable of getting dirt and debris trapped way down in the carpet fibers.
How Much Value Do Hardwood Floors Add to a Home?
Hardwood floors are preferred by homeowners across the United States and according to HGTV, the top request of home buyers is hardwood flooring. A home is the single largest investment a person makes. One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to add value to your home is to install hardwood floors. Statistics vary, but some independent estimates have shown that well-maintained hardwood floors can increase the value of a home by up to 15%. Even if this is not the case, there is a significant addition to the perceived value of the home. Perceived value includes the little things that make a home feel more desirable. These may not add to the home’s appraised value, but will help the home sell more quickly and closer to the the asking price.
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Hardwood floors are affordable, require minimal maintenance and can improve the overall health of your home. They’re great for allergy suffers and they do not breed mold, mildew or dust mites. If you’re ready to make the switch to hardwood floors, call Mike’s Custom Flooring today.