The hardwood vs carpet debate is alive and well amongst homeowners. However, realtors and home improvement experts tend to have no trouble picking a side. Altrufir explores just a few of the benefits of installing Douglas Fir flooring in your home.
Cleanliness and Sanitation
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who enjoys vacuuming after coming home from a day of work. Because carpet is apt to trap dirt and debris in its fibers you’ll have to devote more time to keeping it clean. Germs, stains, and dust are easy to acquire should you forgo vacuuming for a few weeks.
What’s more, if anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies, you’ll need to vacuum daily to prevent symptoms.
Wood flooring, on the other hand, is low maintenance. A quick sweep will remove dust and debris, and spills can easily be cleaned with the swipe of a damp cloth, making clean up much easier.
Most carpeting and padding lasts, at most, a decade, with the normal wear-and-tear of a family. If you have pets, active kids, or have areas in your receive a lot of traffic (like the entryway), you’ll likely have to replace it even sooner. Douglas fir flooring, on the other hand, can last for over a century. Think of the beautiful wood floors you’ve seen in-tact in century-old houses. By installing Doug Fir flooring, you’re making an investment that will provide function and beauty to your home for generations to come.
Hardwood flooring isn’t just functional and practical. It also adds a desirable aesthetic, elevating your home’s beauty and value. You can expect to see the return on your invest when it comes time to put your home on the market. Both homeowners and buyers see flooring as a worthwhile investment—it’s something they can count on to “give back” as a practical, appealing, and long-lasting asset.
The real estate market offers proof of Douglas fir’s desirability. In a recent survey, 54% of prospective buyers reported that they would be willing to spend more on a home with hardwood flooring. The average price boost? $2,080.
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