Creating a Quick Home Sale

Creating a Quick Home Sale

5 Reasons To Choose Hardwood Flooring

by Lillian Bishop

If you are planning to remodel your home, you may be considering several different type of flooring, such as carpet, laminate flooring or hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is usually a great choice. Here are a few reasons why:

Unique Patterns

Unlike Berber carpet or laminate flooring, hardwood flooring offers unique patterns. Each plank of wood is individualized and will not repeat the same pattern as that of a different plank. This unique quality causes the hardwood flooring in your living space to be individualized. No two hardwood floors are exactly the same.

Easy Cleaning

Hardwood floors offer some of the easiest cleaning options and can be quickly cleaned  using a simple broom or dust mop. Other flooring options, such as carpet, can be more difficult to clean. Not only will machinery be needed, chemical cleaners may also be required. Even after carpet has been cleaned, it has to be allowed to dry sufficiently to discourage the growth of mold or mildew. 

In addition, carpet may not be as forgiving when it comes to spills. Light carpet may absorb a stain and become permanently marred.

Less Allergens

Hardwood floors don't absorb or hold onto allergens. However, the fibers of carpet can sometimes retain dust and other allergens. In addition, if a mold infestation starts in a carpet, the spores can cause allergic reactions for those in your household.

Environmentally Smart

Hardwood flooring is harvested from natural wood. Thus, less chemicals may be required in the production of your flooring than that, which is used in the making of nylon or other manufactured carpet fibers. In addition, since wood is considered a renewable resource, the use of hardwood flooring does not exhaust essential natural resources. 

Resale Value

If you are planning to sell your home in the future, hardwood flooring can help preserve the resale value. Not only is it a desirable feature in your home. New homeowners often know that a hardwood floor can be refinished to their specifications.

In addition, the timeless beauty of hardwood flooring never goes out of style. This is not true of linoleum or carpet options. Many people remember when shag carpet was a popular trend. However, this type of carpet is no longer in style. 

If you are thinking of changing the floors in your home, hardwood flooring can be a wonderful option.The stains or colors of the hardwood floor can be matched to your interior design. In addition, different types of hardwood can be selected, such as oak, pecan or bamboo flooring. To see what types of flooring options are available in your area, contact an interior design specialist, or visit or a similar site.


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Creating a Quick Home Sale

One of the things that helped sell my home quickly, at least according to my real estate agent, was the time I spent fixing up the landscaping. I knew about the importance of eye appeal, but who would have thought that something as simple as a storage shed or a backyard veggie garden could make such a big difference in the sale price of a home, and the length of time it takes to sell said home? Well to prove that my landscaping techniques worked, I helped three friends sell their homes using some of my tips and tricks. It seems to have worked, because every one of them were able to fetch their asking price and sell before their goal deadlines. So, I figured I should help others out there who could use a little help in the home selling department… hopefully you'll find inspiration on the pages here.