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Hardwood is quite cost-effective!

That statement might have surprised you a bit, but everyone seems to focus on the initial cost of hardwood flooring which, admittedly, can cause some sticker shock.

Take all factors into consideration, however. It lasts for years; in fact, we’ve heard of some cases where it’s lasted up to 100 years. It often looks better with age. If they do look worn and scratched, and as long as there is no structural damage, such as that caused by termites, refinishing (with or without sanding) often does the trick. If you feel like a change, just make it a different color with some sanding and re-staining.

Most of all, hardwood floors add value to your home, usually about 70 to 90 percent of the cost. If you plan to sell, know that buyers will often go as high as 2.5 percent to get a home with a wood floor. There's also the visual appeal because houses that show well just sell faster.

[[cms:companyname] has 25 years’ experience in the flooring industry, with an inventory that includes vinyl; waterproof; ceramic and porcelain; hardwood and, of course, carpet. We also offer professional flooring installation, and everyone is done personally by the company owner. We know that is a big issue with a lot of homeowners, and we pride ourselves not only on doing it correctly, but also leaving your home spotless!
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Milford, NH from Carpet Creations
Our showroom is in Hudson, NH and we also service the surrounding areas including Nashua, Litchfield, Merrimack, Amherst, Londonderry, Milford, Auburn, and Manchester. Feel free to visit us and call us for a free measurement.

What’s engineered hardwood that I’ve been hearing so much about?

There are two kinds: solid and engineered. Both are genuine wood, have the same appearance, the same assortment of colors and species, but it’s the construction that’s different.

Solid hardwood is as it sounds, a solid wood slab all though the plank. Engineered, however, is layered, with a slab of wood (from the forest) on top, with at least three layers combining real wood and various materials, all placed in a crisscross position.

That construction gives the engineered version more stability and it’s better able to handle water and moisture. Unlike solid, it has a little more versatility as to where it can be installed; for example, below-grade rooms, such as the basement, are fine whereas solid is never recommended for installation there. Note that it’s still not completely waterproof, so wipe spills immediately and never submerge it in water