Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Laminate, Linoleum, Hardwoods, Planks...and on and on. Options for flooring seem endless. We have more traditional choices like I just mentioned, or you can get into even more creative flooring choices like cork. There is one type of flooring that has remained timeless and has been proven to help a home sell faster. Not only that, but it is low maintenance and stands the tests of time. Any guesses?
Hardwood floors have remained a consistent and good choice for flooring. Not only are they low maintenance to care for, but the original hardwood floors can last for 100 years if properly cared for. You can have them professionally refinished occasionally and they will look good as new. Care wise, it is recommended that you vacuum twice a week and mop with wood floor cleaner once a week. This is a lot less care than carpet requires.
Hardwood floors can also compliment any home decor style that you prefer. Not only can you get hardwoods in different designs, shapes, and colors, but you can have them stained to change things up at any point. With tile, if you want a different look, you will probably be looking at replacing the floor all-together.
Lastly, I have some good news for the home sellers out there. It has been shown that home buyers are more likely to buy and pay top dollar for a house with hardwood floors. With the conveniences, style versatility and low-maintenance they require, hardwood floors make sense. They are a great benefit for home owners, buyers and sellers!