A Combination of Hardwood and Tile flooring can boost a home's selling price by 11%


You might want to consider upgrading to hardwood? both for current enjoyment of home as well as resale potential down the road. The luxurious look and feel of hardwood is on the upswing. The latest trends are towards the more exotic woods such as Brazilian Cherry, Bamboo, and Tigerwood. While wider planks, especially those that are 5 inches or more wide, are also in style. The latest engineered hardwood hides the gapping that you can see between planks during the arid winter months. Wider planks tend to make rooms look bigger, as does a diagonal lay.Consumers are also going "back to basics" and manufacturers have been making hand-scraped wood which looks authentic. Each plank is unique celebrating the innate variation that you see in nature. And, one manufacturer has even created a "Time-worn" series with wood that has a real antique look and feel.On the opposite side of the spectrum and inspired by some of the haute couture home design journals, some are going for a stylish patterned look of rare woods.  They will alternate the planks ? either every other one is dark & light, or two light followed by one dark.Think about upgrading your floors and you can double your investment on hardwood flooring. Not only will you enjoy your home more, but you'll be investing your money wisely.   1 Source: Florida State University, 2003. Price is compared to a comparable home with new carpet only.

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August 05 2009 - Kernersville
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It seems like the main selling point for hardwood/tile flooring should be the enjoyment of having hardwood/tile flooring, not some price boost that you may see. The results of a study made in Florida in 2003 may not be applicable to homes in North Carolina in 2009.
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That's some good looking hardwood.
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I must be one of the few people out there who absolutely hate wood floors.  One of my few firm requirements when I bought my home was that it absolutely had to be carpeted throughout.  Funny thing is, I could have had a comparable home with hardwoods for around the same price, but I decided to buy what I like and not worry about what may be worth more someday, especially since I plan on being in the home for 30 years or more.  I guess in this distressed market, upgrades like hardwood and granite countertops don't mean as much as they once did (at least not in my area and at the lower end of the price scale).
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