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Hardwood flooring: a great home investment

The visual appeal itself is enough to make anyone swoon. Whether you’re planning to stay or sell, therefore hardwood is a top pick.

At Charles Tyre Flooring we’re all about quality.

Our fully stocked inventory includes a wide range of surfaces, manufactured by the most respected and well-known names in the industry and we install with true craftsmanship.

Come into our showroom is in Middletown, Delaware and we service the entire state, including cities such as Smyrna, Odessa, Bear, Townsend. Be sure to ask about our free quotes.

Our services also include repair and design.

You will increase your property value by 70 to 80%

That’s the percentage of the initial purchase price that you will see. Theoretically, a home that was valued pre-floor at $200K becomes $216K.

If you are planning to sell, real estate sales associates from around the country tell us that homes with wood floors sell faster and easier and that buyers will often pay 2.5% more for a home with wood floors.
They also last for decades, sometimes up to 100 years, and never go out of style. If you want a change in decor, simply have them sanded and stained another color.

Two kinds of hardwood floors

While solid has been the one most people knew, another called “engineered hardwood” is taking over a large share of the wood floor industry.

That is because it appeals to those who want both the beauty of genuine wood with some practicality.

The only difference is in the construction. Rather than a wood slab through the plank, engineered has a slab on top; this is often called the veneer layer, and it gives the floor the same beauty as solid. Then, underneath, are at least three (preferably more) layers of wood combined with some resins. The layers are positioned in a crisscross and that’s what gives it more stability and an increased ability to handle water.

The engineered version of hardwood can be installed in basements as well as some other high moisture areas where solid cannot.

Other things to know: Hardwood floors are easy to maintain by vacuuming and periodic polishing. Wipe spills immediately and use protective pads on furniture feet to avoid scratching

Stop by our showroom today to see our selection!