It is natural to worry about the durability of hardwood. Spills, pets, houseplants, leaky pipes, dents, and scratches all threaten to mar the beauty and diminish the value of hardwood. Why can hardwood floors stand up to real life? Advances in technology have made hardwoods more durable. Today brands like MSI Surfaces and Shaw Floors have developed 100% waterproof hardwood in a wide assortment of colors and styles.
Does Hardwood Flooring Add Value to a Home?
Our minds enjoy variety which makes a hardwood floor appealing. Variations in both grain and color create a beautiful foundation for interior design to build on. Hardwood flooring is at once both subtle and engaging to the eye. We also know that there is intrinsic value in hardwood flooring, and most homeowners anticipate that hardwood flooring will add value in the minds of potential home buyers when it is time to sell. The rule of thumb is homeowners expect roughly 75% return on investment.
How long does hardwood flooring last?
Of course, it also should go without saying that hardwood has been used in flooring for centuries and most of us have walked on hardwood that is older than our Grand Parents. It is a time tested material. The best way to make your hardwood flooring last a long time is to start with a skilled installer who can advise you on the best product to use for your house. The installer should also make sure that the warranty requirements for installation and maintenance are met. Saddleback Carpet & Flooring carries several premium hardwood brands. MSI Surfaces Waterproof Wood is one line of flooring products that come with a lifetime warranty. It features proprietary technology from MSI, this wood flooring is 100% waterproof for less time worrying about spills and more time enjoying your space. The flooring is protected by CrystaLux™, an industry-leading wear layer that guards against everyday scratches and wear and tear. In addition, Liora is backed by a lifetime residential, 20-year light commercial, and 15-year commercial warranty. Beautiful and worry-free, this flooring is ideal for bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, entryways, and kitchens.
How much does hardwood cost to install?
Price: $13.87 per square foot installed, for the product shown above. Shaw Repel Hardwood, Sanctuary Hickory, in the color Tranquility. This is a beautiful example of a wide plank hardwood that is manufactured with Shaw’s Repel Splash-Proof water resistant barrier. Glue-down installation is required.
Keep in mind that the question of pricing can get complicated. When looking at the price of flooring we think it is best to know the price including installation because a products installation cost can vary widely. If you come into the Saddleback Carpet & Flooring showroom you will see the cost per square foot installed for each product. We take into account whether it is a floating floor or a glue down among other factors like stairs and transitions. If you are shopping and see a square foot price, find out if that includes installation. If you found a great deal, bought the product and just want your flooring installed, we will come out immediately to install it.
Hardwood flooring has a wide range of pricing. We work hard to keep our prices competitive. If you want a quick ballpark figure call us. Better yet, schedule an appointment for us to come out and measure your site for free. The visit includes a product consultation where we listen to your needs and provide options that meet your expectations. For instance, we know how to work with an existing product. In some cases we can match old products, or find ways to make a new product transition look good. We make sure that your questions are answered. You will know about product availability, which products are on special that might fit your needs and most importantly the price for the completed installation. You can begin the process by visiting our store or scheduling an appointment for a free consultation.