Thinking about upgrading your carpet to hardwood flooring or vinyl plank flooring? Remodeling your flooring may seem like a pretty hefty decision, but there are so many benefits to taking the plunge and moving forward with a flooring renovation. In case you’re having second thoughts, we have a couple of reasons why it would be a great idea for you to invest in the flooring upgrade.

Living room wood flooringIncrease Home Value

Although updating your floors can be a significant cost up front, it will pay off by increasing your home’s value. In the case that you ever decide to sell or rent your home in the future, updated hardwood floors are among the top features that homebuyers and renters are searching for, and will pay top dollar for it.

Durability

In addition, hardwood or vinyl floors are significantly more durable than carpeting. Carpeting manufacturers say that with proper care and maintenance, carpeting should last 10 years. However, for an average household of 2-4 residents, carpets last only 3 to 5 years before they need to be replaced. Hardwood floors and vinyl floors can last 10 to 50 years based on traffic and care. Quality engineered wood floors can be sanded several times to make the surfaces appear new, allowing for an extended life span. This is why most wood and vinyl flooring manufacturers have long warranty time periods. At GoHaus, our residential warranties range between 20-40 years!

Instant Update for a Dated Look

Updating your outdated flooring to the timeless look of hardwood flooring will instantly modernize your home, without having to get entirely new décor. Choosing flooring that is neutral in color will easily allow you to match the rest of your home from cabinetry to wall paint. Check out this amazing before and after transformation! The addition of hardwood or wood-look flooring truly livens up a home.

Before and After: Carpet to Hardwood

Photo Cred: Addicted 2 Decorating

Ease of Maintenance

Without a question, cleaning up spills and dusts on a wood or vinyl plank floor will be much easier to deal with than carpet. Carpets are much more susceptible to stains and dust collection, making maintenance much more time consuming. Even if you vacuum your carpet daily, it will eventually still need a professional cleaning that uses hot water extraction once or twice a year, which are an added cost that wood and vinyl flooring won’t incur.


Pet Friendly and Safe Wood FloorsEnvironmentally Safe

Carpets are reservoirs of dust, hair, skin and other tiny particles. Even if you are not allergy-prone, these particles can lead to eye and respiratory problems in the long run. Wood flooring and vinyl flooring won’t harbor this problem if you sweep regularly. Plus, wood floors are not porous and does not trap dust like carpet, which will help maintain better air quality within your home.

Contrary to common belief, the hardwood flooring creation process requires less energy and water than the creation of other flooring types, making the decision to put in hardwood floors environmentally safe for the community as well. All of the flooring we carry is manufactured with safety and sustainability in mind. Our vinyl plank floors are all FloorScore certified, passing the toughest of indoor air quality standards. All of our engineered hardwood floors are certified by the California Air Resources Board, which sets the standard for formaldehyde emissions for wood products. We will never sacrifice the quality and safety of our products!

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