Hardwood flooring is hot. Sales of hardwood flooring have been steadily climbing for several years – a trend that is expected to continue, according to industry analysts. And it’s not hard to see why. Hardwood floors are a striking addition to any living space. But are hardwood floors just a flavor of the moment, enjoying a surge in popularity due to design magazines and home improvement shows? Hardly! They’re loaded with attributes. Among them:
Wood floors come from a natural resource that is sustainable. Long gone are the days when timber was cut down with little thought for the long-term consequences on the nation’s forests. Today, most timber is cut from forests that are carefully managed to ensure continued resources in the future. According to U.S. Forest Service statistics, almost twice as much hardwood timber is added every year through new growth as is harvested. Additionally, there is more standing hardwood timber today than there was 50 years ago.
While many other surfaces can fade or become warped over time, you almost have to intentionally damage a wood floor. Plus, it can be smoothed and refinished easily. A common problem in the past, rotting, has severely declined due to the usage of treated wood. A properly-maintained wood floor can last for decades.
Hardwood flooring can improve the value of a home. Thus, it can serve as an investment that will help you sell your home for a higher price (which will help pay for the floors). In addition, the government classifies hardwood flooring as a capital improvement. If you file a capital improvement form, the amount you paid can also reduce your taxes later when you sell your home, as it will reduce capital gains.
Whatever your aim – whether it’s to imbue character in your home or to simply switch things up, we’re your go-to hardwood flooring resource. Navigating the process of choosing a hardwood floor involves several factors, such as where the floor will be going, living habits, the style of home, and more. Let Johnson Flooring be your guide! We offer pre-finished products to fit every budget from such leading manufacturers as Shaw, National Flooring, Mannington, Intermountain and Cali Bamboo. From the selection of materials to measurement to installation, let our experience and professionalism make the process seamless. Contact us today for a pressure-free consultation!