Depending on the room(s) and location(s) and what your goals are,  there are times when  Hardwood Flooring is the best choice; but the same could be said for installing new carpeting.

Hardwood Floors Provide Better Resale Value

If the goal of updating your flooring is to increase the resale value of your home, then the hardwood flooring if the easy choice. Carpet feels great are your feet. It’s also locks in heat during the colder months and muffles the transmission of sound through the floor. However, when it comes to resale value, homes with hardwood floors are more popular with possible home buyers and real estate agents.

Carpet Costs Less To Install than Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring looks wonderful and it’s extremely easy to clean. You sweep with a broom and use a mop lightly dipped into a mix of water and a few drops of Palmolive dish soap for an easy cleanup.  The cost of hardwood flooring averages between $8 and $14 per square foot, depending on the type of wood, color, wood grain, and quality. The cost to have a professional install the hardwood ranges from about $3 to $5 per square foot.


Carpet is cheaper to buy and install. But you may want to replace this type of flooring every 10 to 20 years. When hardwood flooring is a highly durable flooring that far surpasses carpet in longevity. You will still need to take care of the floor, especially when it comes to cleaning up spills, pet waste, or any other liquid messes, but as long as the home is properly maintained, a hardwood floor can last more than 50 years.

Elegant Floors is a 25-year family run businesses.  They take a lot of pride of being able to take good care of the hardwood flooring needs of homeowners throughout the entire South Bay area.

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