Why Hardwood Floors? One Word: Value
According to a recent survey of real estate agents, homes with hardwood floors not only sell faster but can also increase a home’s overall value by as much as 10%! That’s because wood floors are versatile, have a timeless appeal, and can last hundreds of years when properly maintained.
This last phrase — when properly maintained — cannot be emphasized enough if you are viewing your wood floors as a long-term investment. Routine wood floor maintenance consists of daily, weekly, or monthly dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and cleaning, ideally with approved products such as Bona wood floor cleaner or Woca soap. In addition, about every five years, wood floors require a deeper clean and polish that typically can only be performed by a professional wood floor refinishing company, such as Gate Hardwood Floors.
Solid wood floors can be sanded and refinished numerous times throughout their lifetime, and can even be given a completely new look. Decorative items like medallions and borders can easily be added to existing wood floors to provide an updated look as well. Best of all, over time, your wood floors can adapt to any décor and style changes without having to be completely replaced.
If you want to learn more about how you can maximize the value of your wood flooring, give Gate Hardwood Floors a call.