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Why Can Hardwood Floors Stand Up to Real Life?

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.

Shaw Floors Repel Hardwood floor with girl having a tea party
When she grows up, she will probably remember tea parties with Mrs. Hopper, but it won’t be because it left a stain on the hardwood. Choose 100% waterproof hardwood flooring by one of our premium brands. This photo shows an installation of Shaw Floors Repel line.

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.

MSI Surfaces Aura Gold waterproof wood flooring
MSI Surfaces Aura Gold waterproof wood flooring is recommended for kitchens and bathrooms.

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.

Shaw Floors Repel Walnut dining area installation
Shaw Floors Repel Walnut dining area installation is developed to hold up in high traffic area and stand up to spills.

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.

Flooring Installed Your Way!

Our expert staff will guide you through the process and you will be amazed at how quickly we install hardwood flooring!
MSI Surfaces 100% waterproof hardwood installed in a bathroom.
MSI Surfaces 100% waterproof hardwood installed in a bathroom.
Judy Toone
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Excellent job and service. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy with purchase. The installers Jose and his son Erwin are the best and tidiest. They did a fantastic job and I am so pleased. Do not hesitate to use their services!!
Jesus A.
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Jerry was very helpful when coming to measure and give me an estimate on my new home that desperately needed new carpet. His quote was fair and they estimated it would take two days to complete the job. His team was done in under a full day. Very pleased with the carpet and his crew. Thank you!
Deena A.
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This is the second time we have used Saddleback Carpet & Flooring and we are very happy with our new flooring. Jerry, the owner, is amazing! Very accommodating and easy to work with. Benjamin and his crew are Masters of their craft. Their work is awesome, done in a timely matter and they cleaned up when they were finished. Overall, just a great experience. I would highly recommend Saddleback Carpet & Flooring.

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