Wood floors offer great long-term value, are easy to maintain, and add value to the home or business.
When properly installed and maintained, wood floors can last for hundreds of years. Other flooring options that won't last as long will need to be replaced more often, at additional expense both financially and to the environment.
Routine maintenance requires nothing more than a broom or dust mop. Periodically, using a wood flooring cleaner made for the floor will help remove surface dirt.
Wood floors also add value to a property. Real estate agents report that properties with wood floors sells faster and for more money than properties without wood floors.
1. Investing in wood flooring doesn't make sense if you plan to move.
Wood floors can add significant value to a home, potentially raising its sales price.
A survey of real estate agents in the US revealed that 99% believe homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell, 82% believe they sell faster, and 90% believe they sell for more money, up to 10% more. This means that if a home valued at $200,000 were to invest $10,000 in hardwood flooring, at an increased home sales value of 10%, the home potentially could sell for $220,000, doubling the homeowner's initial wood flooring investment.
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