When considering flooring options for your home the biggest dilemma is usually hardwood or carpeting? While they are the most popular flooring options in many American homes, one is starting to outshine the other (in more ways than one). Carpet is becoming scarcer, while hardwood is taking precedence. 54% of homebuyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors. There are several reasons behind this trend.
So in short, yes, hardwood floors are worth the investment. Here’s why:
Hardwood Flooring Has a Better Return On Investment
If you know you are going to eventually re-sell your home, hardwood flooring is a great investment to make. Nearly a third of all homebuyers under the age of 55 consider hardwood flooring “very important”. How much money you can get back from your investment depends on your particular home and region, but you can usually expect to get a couple thousand dollars back if you invest wisely.
Hardwood Flooring Is Easy to Style
When you try to sell your home, your style may not exactly match the style of prospective buyers. Carpet style varies, and can greatly affect the way someone perceives your home. Carpeted rooms can make some rooms in your home seem smaller, too. Hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is easy to style with almost any decorating taste, and can really open up a room. It gives an air of sophistication and cleanliness.
Hardwood Flooring Doesn’t Need to Be Replaced as Often
Hardwood flooring is a great investment because over time it costs very little for upkeep. Carpet may be cheaper up front, but it needs to be replaced much more often than hardwood floors do. Stains and smells accumulate over time no matter how nice your carpet is, and it will need deep cleanings and eventually will need to be completely replaced.
Call us at (913) 213-5187 or (816) 965-8655 for a free estimate on hardwood flooring installation with SVB Wood Floors today.