Maximize Your Home’s Resale Market Value With New Carpet or Hardwood Floors

GACR_blogpic_hardwoodfloors-resalevalueEver walk into a friend’s home, and right away you can tell they’ve put in a new floor? The carpet is clean and lush, or the hardwood is pristine and even, or the luxury vinyl tile shimmers and sparkles in the light. It makes the entire kitchen, hallway, living room, bedroom, foyer, breakfast nook and rec room just come alive. When George Ayoub installs a new flooring solution anywhere in Washington, D.C., metro region, it’s like we’re giving our customer an entirely new home.

Your next new floor – whether Armstrong LVT, Mohawk Carpet, Bruce Hardwood or any of the many time-tested quality brand-names we supply – will make a huge difference in how your home looks…and if you’re thinking about putting it on the market, your investment in that new floor will make a huge difference in how your home sells.

A USA Today study that uses National Association of Realtors data found that 54% of potential home buyers said that they would be willing to spend more for wood flooring – up to $2,080.

That’s from a December 2016 article on about “Wood Flooring Resale Value.” Then there’s this tidbit of insight from a January 2016 article from Money Magazine about “Eight Smart Ways To Boost Your Home’s Value”:

Hardwood floors. More carpets are being replaced with long-wearing hardwood flooring with a durable factory finish. Engineered wood flooring, which uses a thin veneer of real wood or bamboo over structural plywood, tends not to wear as well as the solid stuff, though it has the same look and tends to cost less, making it a good choice if you plan to sell soon. Potential bump: 3% to 5%.

That’s right. Homebuyers are willing to pay a little more for your home if they know they’re getting top-quality, durable, highly attractive hardwood floors with their purchase. That means YOU earn more from the sale of your home – usually significantly more than what you invested to install that new floor.

If you’re considering the possibility of selling your home on the real estate market, make sure you get the most money you can from that critical decision. Consult with Northern Virginia’s resident flooring experts for residential and commercial carpet, laminate, hardwood and luxury vinyl tile for the past 30 years. Consult with George Ayoub for the look, style and price that best fits you and your home. Call 703-356-6186, email and set a free in-home consultation at

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