When we think about flooring wow factors, hardwood flooring is at the top of our list. Hardwood floors are beautiful, long lasting, and incredibly valuable. Our experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago have years of experience installing new hardwood floors for homeowners in the Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square areas.   In this article, we take a closer look at some of the top benefits of hardwood flooring.

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Hardwood Flooring is Beautiful.

It’s not uncommon for hardwood floors to make that initial positive impression on a homebuyer. They can stand out or blend in perfectly. Homeowners looking for more pizazz might choose dark hardwood floors or black hardwood floors. Others opting for more of a rustic feel could choose distressed hardwood, antique hardwood, or hand scraped hardwood floors. The options are endless with hardwood floors! Popular species right now include birch, ash, pine, and teak.

Hardwood Flooring is Long Lasting.

It’s not uncommon to find original hardwood floors in homes built in the 1800s. That’s because hardwood floors hold up remarkably well. Some homeowners like to keep the charm of their old hardwood floors while adding a modern touch. In this case, we’d recommend you get your hardwood floors refinished. Our experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago can work wonders to maintain the allure of an old floor while adding modern improvements. It’s also important to know that some hardwood floors are more durable and stronger than others. You should refer to the Janka hardness scale for more detailed hardness information.

Hardwood Flooring is Incredible Valuable.

HGTV says that the top request from homebuyers is hardwood flooring. Real estate agents have confirmed that houses with hardwood floors sell faster than homes without hardwood. Hardwood floors have been and will always be in style, making them great investments for homeowners and homebuyers in the Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square areas.

These are just a few of the many benefits of hardwood floors. Give our experts a call today for more information. We also offer free in-home estimates from our mobile showroom!

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