Do hardwood floors add value to a home?
Hardwood flooring is highly regarded today, just as it was in past decades. So yes, wood floors do add value to a home. With proper care, the floors last the lifetime of the house. If the floor becomes worn, the wood can be sanded down and refinished. Wood species, which vary in color and wood grain, are numerous. You can find the finest hardwood flooring from manufacturers like Shaw and TecWood, at PG Long. We serve the Pacific Northwest, with branch offices in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington.
Realtors are unequivocal about the value of hardwood floors. On numerous surveys, they report that it's easiest to sell a home that has wood flooring. The National Wood Flooring Association said that 90-percent of real estate agents state that homes with hardwood sell for more. Other studies show that, indeed, it’s a feature that most home hunters favor. According to the National Association of Realtors, 54-percent of potential home buyers are willing to spend more on a home with hardwood floors.
Solid vs. engineered
While studies have shown that return on investment is high when you install solid hardwood flooring, you may find that engineered wood flooring is preferable for your application or budget. Since manufactured wood has a surface layer of hardwood, it looks the same as solid wood. Also, it can be refinished once or twice if it becomes worn. So when you sell your home, the fact that wood flooring is engineered instead of solid likely won't 'put off' potential homebuyers.
PG Long is a hardwood flooring company and much more. In addition to offering a wide variety of floor coverings, we provide services that include residential and commercial installation, restoration and remodeling, and mold remediation. You can find our branch offices in Portland, Springfield, Bend, Salem, Medford, Eugene, Oregon; Kennewick, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Washington; and Boise, Idaho. Our product catalog and chat service are handy online tools. For personalized service, please stop by one of our locations for your hardwood flooring upgrade.