There are myriad reasons to choose wood flooring for your home: it’s very aesthetic, rich in attractive grains and it’s extremely practical, hardwearing and easy to maintain. Even when you come to move out of your property, you might find that the wood floor continues to work in your favour, adding considerable market value to your home.
First Impressions Count
Ask any estate agent and they’ll tell you that “first impressions count.” It might sound like a cliché, but there’s lots of truth in it. The “impression” that visitors to your home get about your home is defined by lots of things, not least by the quality of your flooring. Flooring occupies a lots of visual space and so is one of the most important aspects of this first impression.
Hardwood Flooring as an Investment
When you purchase a wooden floor you might do so because you think they look aesthetic or have high inherent durability. However, buying wood flooring is a good idea because it’s an investment too. People who visit your home, i.e. potential buyers, will recognise this, and they will perhaps be tempted to re-invest in your floor by buying the property for a slightly higher price. Remember, a wooden floor could last way beyond 25 years.
Connotations of Nature
There are all sorts of psychological reasons why people are drawn to certain aspects of interior design. Generally speaking, would-be buyers look very favourably on things which have connotations of the natural world, i.e. just like wood floors. This trend for natural furnishings seems to be on the rise, and wooden floors are very symbolic of this.