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3 Facts Proving Hardwood Floors Can Add Resale Value to Your Home

Resale value is added to your home when you invest in hardwood flooring.What would you say is your single largest investment? For most Americans, this would be their home, which is why, when additions are made to a home, they need to be something that adds value. In the long run when it comes time to sell your home, this will pay off. Hardwood flooring is one way that you can add value. How do we know this? The National Wood Floor Association, which SVB Wood Floors is a member of, recently conducted a study that looked into this, surveying real estate agents throughout the country. Check it out!

99% Believe that Homes with Hardwood Flooring are Easier to Sell

When asked if homes with hardwood flooring are easier to sell, 99% of those interviewed said yes. Why is this? According to the NWFA, this is because today’s homebuyer has higher expectations. Hardwood flooring is expected now, compared to the past when it was considered to be more of a luxury item in a home.

82% Agree Homes with Hardwood Flooring Sell Faster than Homes without

When a particular component of a house, such as hardwood flooring, helps to sell the home faster, then it adds value to the home overall. 82% of real estate agents agree that hardwood flooring helps to sell a home faster than those without. Not to mention, homes that sell faster result in more overall profit for their sellers.

90% Say Homes with Hardwood Flooring Sell for More Money

90% of surveyed real estate agents say that homes with hardwood flooring sell for more money. Of these agents, 88% say homes will sell for 1-10% more, while 12% say it will sell for more than 10%. To put this into perspective, NWFA used an example of a home valued at $242,300. If a homeowner spent $10,000 on hardwood flooring, at an increased value of 10% this home could potentially sell for $266,530.

Is it time to add value to your home? Give SVB Wood Floors a call today for a free in home estimate.

4 Wood Floor Care Tips to Follow

Tips for hardwood floor care.Your hardwood floors have just been installed or refinished. So what is the last thing that you want to happen? Damage. SVB Wood Floors put together our top four tips to help keep you and your family from damaging your beautiful wood floors.

1. Do not let sand, dirt, or grit build up on your floor.

When sand, dirt, or grit builds up on floors, these elements can begin to act like sandpaper. What does this mean? It means that when they combine and are stepped on, your floor’s finish can be dulled and abraded.

2. Do not walk on your wood floors with high heels.

Alright ladies, here is one step for you to follow! Try to avoid walking on your home’s wood floors with high heels on. Believe it or not, this can damaged your floor’s finish because small heels concentrate a lot of weight in one place.

3. Do not let your pets’ claws go untrimmed.

Now, here is one that applies to the furry members of your family. Be sure to keep your pets’ claws trimmed to help avoid scratches and gouges to your floor. While your pets may be adorable, they unfortunately are not disaster-proof.

4. Do not use wax, oil soap, or other harsh household cleaners.

Avoid using wax, oil soap, or any other harsh household cleaners on your finished wood floors. These cleaners tend to dull your floor’s finish, which can make refinishing more difficult. Instead, consider following these wood floor-cleaning tips from SVB Wood Floors.

For more information about floor care, give SVB Wood Floors a call today at (913) 213-5187 or (816) 965-8655.