Investing In Your Home

It is tax season, and those who receive refunds are trying to decide the best way to invest this cash.  There is no better way to spend your tax refund than by investing in your home.  One way to easily add value to your home is to refinish wood floors, or even invest in hardwood floor installation.  Hardwood floors add can add elegance or charm, depending on the type of wood chosen.

History of Wood Flooring

Hardwood floors have a long and interesting history.  In colonial times, wood was plentiful, making hardwood less costly than other forms of flooring, and unsanded, unfinished pine planks were common.  During the 1950’s, broadloom carpet became the more popular choice for flooring.  It was new and affordable. Often, when old homes are renovated and old carpet removed, finished hardwood flooring is found underneath.

Benefits of Wood Flooring

If you are in the market to replace flooring, hardwood flooring has many benefits over carpet.  Wood is luxurious and goes with any décor.  Wood is easy to dust and does not collect allergens like carpet can, making it better for those who suffer from allergies.  Wood can be sanded and refinished, even painted, giving the feel of a completely new floor.  Newer wood floors have better finishes which make them lower maintenance than older versions, and making them easier to clean than carpet.

Refinishing Wood Flooring

If you already have hardwood flooring, refinishing floors is a great way to increase the value of your home.  Recoating removes minor surface scratching while maintaining the same color, while sanding removes deeper damage and allows you to change the color.  The cost to have a professional refinish wood flooring will depend on the type of finish that is selected.  Older, vintage floors may cost more to refinish than newer floors as they normally need more work.  Wooden floors can be painted as well, which is easier, but harder to maintain than a refinished floor.

Increase in Home Value vs. Cost

Real estate agents report that hardwood floors are always a selling point for a home.  As the most highly visible part of the inside of a home, it is important for floors to look good.  Many real estate agents say that older, dull, ugly floors can lower home value by thousands of dollars, while refinishing is relatively inexpensive.  Investing in refinishing or installing wooden flooring could actually make you money in the additional value to your home.

The largest surface area of your home is the floor and it is important to have clean, quality flooring.  Hardwood floor installation, though it can be expensive, can raise the value of your home by thousands, making it more attractive to buyers and giving it an elegant feel.  For homes that already have hardwood floors installed that are showing their age, refinishing those floors is relatively inexpensive but can raise the value of the home as much as installing new flooring.  Spending your tax refund to increase the value of your home seems like a pretty good return on investment.  For more information about refinishing wood floors or hardwood flooring installation, visit

Dobson’s Flooring America has been providing excellent quality and service since 1973, over 40 years. They remain a leader in flooring in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

About Dobson Floors
For over 40 years, Dobson Floors, an employee owned company, has been the established provider of flooring, tile and countertops in North Texas for residential and commercial customers. As part of America’s leading flooring retail group, Flooring America, their 500-store nationwide buying power guarantees you low prices on thousands of flooring options backed by the most solid warranties in the flooring industry. They are committed to providing every customer with the best selection of the finest name brands, the best prices and the best service available anywhere.

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Name: Joe Perdue
Phone Number: (972) 270-8741

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