When you walk into a house, the floor is often the first thing you will notice. Hardwood floors not only add beauty to a room, they improve indoor air quality because hardwood floors don’t hold in allergens and absorb dirt and grime like carpeted floors.
Hardwood floors are often the first improvement made by homeowners looking to improve their home. Replacing carpeted or tiled surfaces with custom hardwood flooring will create the illusion of a larger space and opens up the rooms.
The look and mood of a room is influenced by the color and depth of wood and the stain you choose. A darker stain, like a Jacobean (dark brown) will add richness and depth to the floor. But it can also make a room look smaller. In the Northwest where skies are more overcast, a natural finish on an oak floor will add more light to the room and make it look larger.
Hardwood floors also increase the value of your home. If you are considering selling your house, and have older carpets, hardwoods create improved curb appeal. Would you like to understand how this can create a return on investment when you sell your home? Ask our trusted adviser Principal Broker, Matt Gorman, Bellairs & Gorman or call today and schedule a FREE quote.
Estimating the time and cost of a hardwood floor installation will require an in-person consultation to evaluate what will have to be removed or replaced prior to hardwood installation. This can include a tear out of the existing flooring, floor preparation including sub-floor evaluation, installation of vapor barrier to protect your floors from moisture, and more.