When it comes time to install new flooring in your home, take a good look at investing in wood floors. In the neighborhood where I grew up, the builder installed beautiful honey oak wood flooring throughout most of the homes. This was in the late 1950’s. Those wood floors are still gleaming and beautiful today, doing a great job of keeping a durable and easy-to-clean surface underfoot.
It may make sense to install carpet or tile in certain areas of your home, but in the main living areas, wood floors are hard to beat if you want a long-lasting beautiful floor. They are easier to clean and don’t hold on to pet odors and allergens. Styles do go in and out of fashion, and real wood can be more expensive than laminate or carpet, so do your homework before making a final decision. Fortunately, wood flooring looks great with just about any decor.
They also add value and desirability when you go to sell your home. I was recently previewing a large home that had some odd updates here and there, but the floors upstairs and downstairs were beautiful real wood, even in the bedrooms. That real wood looked very rich and cheapened the odd out-of-place decor. Fortunately, the odd decor can easily and economically be changed, and the wood floors will only enhance the beauty of more appropriate upgrades and decor once the new owner installs them.
Wood flooring, professionally installed, adds timeless beauty to almost any home. Wood floor in the entry and living areas lays a warm and welcoming foundation for you and your friends and guests. They can be easy-care, low-maintenance and long lasting. And when you go to sell your home, wood floors are a desired selling feature.