First off, hardwood floors are suitable for all Kent homes, regardless of the occupants. They are versatile in design style and are great for families of any size, including families with pets. In all honesty, this is one of the greatest benefits to hardwood flooring. It is an excellent option for any family size! Furthermore, it adds greatly to the visual appeal of any home, which brings us to:
Hardwood flooring is extremely beautiful and diverse. It has the ability to match any aesthetic that you are looking to achieve and also greatly enhances the appearance of a home. You can choose from a large variety of stains, woods, and tones to match your aesthetic style and achieve your desired home atmosphere.
Hardwood floors, if properly maintained, have the ability to last well over a decade. That’s not all, they are also able to keep their new and shiny appearance for equally as long. That’s a double win for most homeowners.
Most flooring options do little or nothing to add to the value of your home. This is not the case with hardwood floors. Hardwood floors can actually increase the resale price of your home and are a good tool for selling your home fast (nothing more appealing to potential homeowners than a sparkling hardwood floor!). If you should decide to sell your Kent home, having hardwood floors will increase your asking price and may help you sell quicker.
There are a few steps that should be taken prior to having hardwood floors installed in your home. Following these steps will help the installation process go smoothly and will adequately prepare you and your family for the renovation.
First off, it is important to find a reliable flooring company to work with on your reflooring project. You should feel totally comfortable with the company that you choose and should feel confident that the crew understands your aesthetic goals for your home. Take your time and do adequate research, read customer reviews of companies you are considering working with, and contact the companies themselves with any questions about the services they offer.
These are two of the things we recommend Kent homeowners do to prepare their homes for hardwood floor installation. A benefit of having hardwood floors installed in your home is that it will give you the opportunity to have a look at your subfloors. Your flooring crew should be able to give you a professional opinion on the state of your subfloors and whether or not they require repairing or replacement. You might also want to have your flooring professionals examine your door plans as many homeowners do not consider that their new floors may prevent their doors from opening and closing freely. You can ask a professional carpenter to rehang your doors if you encounter this problem.
After your hardwood floor installation is completed, we recommend that you allow your Kent home to ventilate for 2-3 days. This will ensure that your family is comfortable and that there is no leftover construction dust from the installation.