Your flooring sets the stage - or more precisely, it is the stage - for the atmosphere in your home. Whether you are considering putting your home on the market or simply want to renew your existing living space, updated flooring can make a huge difference in your home’s atmosphere. If looking and feeling better are a part of your New Year’s Resolutions, consider the part your flooring plays.
Updated Flooring Increases Home Values and Makes Great First Impressions
If you think you might want to put your home on the market, new flooring will make a big impact towards increasing the value of your home. Because your flooring shows wear after years of use, upgrades makes your home look well taken care. Hardwood floors are popular because of their beauty, durability and longevity. They rejuvenate your living spaces and provide the foundation for the ‘wow’ factor. Plus, the average wood floor lasts ten years before it needs professional cleaning or refinishing. Once refinished, it will last another ten years on average. Solid hardwood floors can be refinished many times. What’s more, the color and finish can be changed to keep your home beautiful and up to date.
Updated Flooring Means Better Health for you and Your Family
If you have carpet, you already know it has several disadvantages. One of the most problematic is how easily it becomes a magnet for allergens like dust mites, pet dander and mold spores. All of these can irritate your immune system. Once these allergens get trapped in carpet fibers and the carpet pad, they are difficult to get rid of completely. Allergies can be triggered by the carpet, which can contain 100 times more allergens than hard floors.
Families with small children should pay particular attention to these allergens. Children's immune systems are more sensitive to foreign substances like the ones found in carpet, and they spend a lot of their time closer to the ground. And because 10 square feet of carpet can average 2 ounces of dust, your crawling child might be extra susceptible. Installing hardwood floors in your home reduces allergens and helps with the overall health of your entire family.
Updated Flooring Gives Your Home New Style and Energy
Let’s face it. Sometimes we just simply want updated flooring because it looks better. Having a fresh new look gives your home a new atmosphere that will make you feel better. After all, you live there. It’s worth it to choose surroundings that make you happy and comfortable.
Our customers come to us because of our quality. It’s not just in our products, but also in our service and our people. We stand behind every project with integrity and our quality stands the test of time. If you are considering updating the flooring in your home, contact Bast Floors and Staircases at 813-884-5793 or visit us online at www.bastcorp.com. We produce works of art that are specifically designed to fill your unique space, and we stand behind the products we represent.