Do hardwood floors add value to a home?

Homeowners have favored hardwood floors since the early twentieth century. Today, distressed wood, wide planks, longboards, and light colors and dark tones are trendy. You can find the latest styles at Carpet Express, a hardwood flooring company with a showroom in Lorton and Ashburn, Virginia. We offer a wide selection of exotic and domestic hardwoods.


Likely, you're aware of the claim that hardwood floors add value to a home, and you question if it's true. The answer to your question is a resounding 'yes!' According to a study done by the National Association of Realtors, 54 percent of home buyers are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors. And real estate agents confirm, through a survey done by the National Wood Flooring Association, that homes with hardwood floors are more accessible to sell and sell for more money than similar homes that have a different floor covering.

Engineered wood

Engineered wood is an excellent alternative to solid hardwood flooring. You may find that it is better for your application. Since these planks have a surface layer of hardwood, an engineered wood floor looks the same as a solid hardwood floor. The base is composed of layers of plywood placed in different directions, and therefore, the flooring can tolerate moisture. Further, the planks are usually designed to interlock at the edges so a floating floor can be constructed. Thus, the planks can be installed over cement and in moisture-prone spaces.

Family-owned Carpet Express, established in 1987, installs hardwood floors and crafts custom area rugs that complement any floor. We bring our services to Alexandria, Woodbridge, and Fairfax, Virginia. You can get started with your wood flooring upgrade by browsing through our online catalog and then stopping by one of our showrooms to view your favorites.