Ferreira Flooring

Improve Equity with Hardwood Flooring

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In the world of home improvement, few upgrades have the transformative power of hardwood flooring. Its rich, natural beauty, durability, and timeless appeal make it a perennial favorite among homeowners and potential buyers alike. But beyond the aesthetic benefits, did you know that installing hardwood floors can significantly boost your home’s equity? Here’s how.

The Unmatched Elegance of Hardwood

Hardwood flooring exudes a sense of elegance and warmth that is hard to replicate with other types of flooring. Its versatility allows it to seamlessly blend with various interior design styles, from classic to contemporary. This universal appeal is one of the key reasons why hardwood floors are so highly valued in the real estate market.

Durability and Longevity

One of the standout features of hardwood flooring is its durability. Unlike carpet or laminate, hardwood can withstand heavy foot traffic and still maintain its charm. With proper care and maintenance, hardwood floors can last for decades, making them a wise long-term investment.

The Financial Upside

1. Increased Home Value: Homes with hardwood floors are often appraised higher than those without. According to the National Association of Realtors, homeowners can expect a return on investment of 70% to 80% from installing hardwood floors. This means if you spend $10,000 on hardwood flooring, you could potentially see a $7,000 to $8,000 increase in your home’s value.

2. Faster Sales: Homes with hardwood floors tend to sell faster. Real estate agents often highlight hardwood flooring in property listings, knowing it’s a feature that attracts buyers. The quicker sale can save you time and reduce the costs associated with keeping your home on the market.

3. Higher Offers: Potential buyers are willing to pay a premium for homes with hardwood floors. The allure of a move-in-ready home with beautiful, durable flooring can lead to higher offers, putting more money in your pocket.

Health and Environmental Benefits

Beyond financial gains, hardwood floors offer health benefits that can be a selling point for eco-conscious and health-aware buyers. Hardwood does not trap dust, pet dander, and other allergens like carpet, contributing to better indoor air quality. Additionally, many hardwood options come from sustainable sources, making them an environmentally friendly choice.

Choosing the Right Hardwood

To maximize the return on your investment, it’s essential to choose the right type of hardwood. Consider factors such as wood species, finish, and plank width. Popular choices like oak, maple, and cherry are known for their durability and wide appeal. Opting for engineered hardwood can also be a cost-effective alternative without compromising on quality.

Maintenance Tips

To keep your hardwood floors looking their best and ensure they continue to add value to your home, regular maintenance is key. Here are some tips:

  • Clean Spills Immediately: Prevent water damage and staining by wiping up spills promptly.
  • Use Rugs and Mats: Place them in high-traffic areas and entryways to minimize wear and tear.
  • Avoid Harsh Cleaners: Stick to products specifically designed for hardwood floors to avoid damage.
  • Refinish When Necessary: Depending on traffic, you might need to refinish your floors every 7-10 years to restore their original beauty.


Investing in hardwood flooring is more than just a home improvement project; it’s a strategic move to enhance your home’s value, appeal, and functionality. Whether you’re planning to stay in your home for years to come or looking to sell in the near future, the timeless beauty and lasting benefits of hardwood floors make them a wise choice. So, take the plunge and let your floors be a testament to your home’s elegance and enduring value.

Derrick MoggyDerrick Moggy
01:28 24 Sep 22
Alex and his team installed new hardwood flooring throughout my house. He was responsive, thorough and completed a quality job. I am very happy with the final product.
23:48 01 Jun 22
Alex was great to work with! He was very detail oriented, flexible and his picky and precise work ethic shows that he takes pride in a job well done! Would highly recommend!
Grant SkinnerGrant Skinner
21:54 23 Mar 22
Woa- we can’t be more thankful for Alex and the care and quality he put into helping us transform our space.Alex it truly a great communicator, very professional and his work speaks for itself.We had done a ceramic tile installation in our kitchen over a year ago, that over time had seen a lot of wear and tear, and the tiles began to shift. We unfortunately had to get these removed and so we found Alex online. His site, photos and work looked good so we called him to assess the project.From day 1 we felt good about moving forward with Alex and felt like he knew immediately what we were going for and what we wanted, and even offered some great suggestions that helped make the finish product even better.The entire process Alex kept us in the loop of what’s going on and how the process was moving forward.Once the project was complete, he even ended up coming back the following week to ensure that everything was finished up and even replaced a slightly damaged tile.We feel very fortunate to have had Alex help us make our house more homey.Without hesitation, we’d love to have Alex back for any future needs we may have!Thank you!
Kate KizilianKate Kizilian
13:34 15 Sep 20
Alex and his team are amazing. They are very professional, arrive on time, and share a positive and energetic attitude about your project no matter how big or small. He is through and asks questions to the homeowner instead of just doing. He’s meticulous in choosing the wood to use out of the box and has recommendations Of what to do when product arrives damaged or warped. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Angela KotskaAngela Kotska
19:16 29 May 20
Alex is beyond amazing at what he does! He is very professional and easy to work with. He shows pride in what he does and it shows every step of the way! Thank you so much Alex! We love our floor and we can’t wait for all the other rooms were going to do next! 10/10 RECOMMEND! Such an amazing person to work with and very professional! Highly recommend! :)

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