Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Popular with homebuyers and tenants alike, hardwood flooring offers that “wow-factor” which increases your home’s value and makes it much easier to sell or rent. Hardwood flooring is synonymous with high quality and, if properly installed and maintained, can be enjoyed for many years to come. According to Scott McGillivray, of HGTV’s Income Property, hardwood is “the number one request from both homeowners and tenants when they’re looking for a home.”* Not only does hardwood add a warm, beautiful aesthetic to your home but, unlike carpeting, it’s a very durable flooring option. Its lifespan can surpass a hundred years. The hardness of wood species used for flooring is measured and then ranked via the Janka scale. Some wood species used to make flooring are denser and harder than others. The Janka test measures the force required to embed a .444 inch steel ball into the wood by half its diameter.…