Do hardwood floors add value to a home?

Do hardwood floors add value to a home?
Homeowners have favored hardwood floors for more than a century. Today, you will find the following trends: distressed wood, wide planks, light colors, dark tones. You can find the latest styles at Monarch Carpet Service in Rainsville, AL.


It is most likely that you’ve heard the claim that hardwood floors add value to the home, and you may question that claim. The answer to the question is a resolute “Yes.” The National Association of Realtors did a study and found that 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring. In addition, through a survey done by the National Wood Flooring Association, real estate agents confirm that homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell. They sell for more money than similar homes with different floor coverings.

Engineered wood

Engineered wood is an excellent alternative to solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood has a surface layer of hardwood identical to solid hardwood, so it looks the same. The base of the engineered hardwood is a series of plywood planks in different crosshatch positions. This can absorb the moisture in the room. In addition, the planks are designed to interlock at the edges so that a floating floor can be constructed. Thus, the planks can go over cement and in moisture-prone places.

At Monarch Carpet Service, we are a hardwood flooring company that specializes in wood flooring. We work hard to give you the best solid hardwood flooring or engineered flooring that you deserve. Our friendly staff will listen to your every need when you come in and then strive to meet those needs with our wide selection of hardwood species.

Our showroom in Rainsville, AL, has a wide selection of hardwoods for you to look at. We serve the areas of Henagar, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Albertville, and Huntsville. Come by and talk to our staff about what you are looking for on a hardwood floor. We'll help you find it. Call us today!