Will Replacing Carpet with Wood Floors Add Value to Your Home?
It’s not so much a question of if replacing the carpet in your home will add value, it’s more of a question of it’s a better fit for your lifestyle. Ask any real-estate agent if you should switch out old carpet for new wood, laminate, engineered, or bamboo floors, and you will always receive a resounding “yes”, especially if they have any idea of what they are talking about, and hopefully your agent knows what they are talking about.
Most new homeowners or those renting will always pay more money for a space with wood flooring; it’s modern, hip, sexy, and is much more durable compared to carpet, which if it gets stained, torn, soiled, or water logged, it will need to be replaced. This can happen frequently. Another issue with carpet is that a lot of people have allergies and carpet is dust heaven. Not only that but carpet is hard to clean, I mean really clean.
Everyone has their own opinions though, some people want the feel of soft luxury underneath, this is when a nice carpet comes into play, while others prefer the look and feel of hardwoods. Not only is it personal, but it can also be financial, as it can be a lot cheaper to install carpet over new hardwoods.
Today, however, the homeowner has choices, as laminate and vinyl have pushed the boundaries of design and usability and can be as affordable as laying down new carpet.
So, our answer is Yes, wood floors will add value to your home in most cases. Check out our flooring!