Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we talked with Nicole Perry, the owner of Floor Coverings International in Atlanta, for her key insights into residential hardwood flooring in today’s housing market.
3. The Value that Good Hardwood Floors Add to a Home’s Listing – Good hardwood floors can give a home timeless beauty, and typically adds 10 to 15 percent to the value of a home.
2. The Types/Shades of Wood that are the Most Popular – Currently, the popular style is wide planks of five inches, and popular colors are gray-based, including naturals with a soft gray wash to tans and browns with gray undertones. Also, oaks, hickory and walnut are very popular types of wood being used right now.
1. How the Eco-Friendly Movement will Impacting Hardwood Flooring – Hardwood flooring has certainly adapted to the eco-friendly movement. Oiled floors allow you to oil them after several years to enhance the look, rather than purchasing new flooring. Similarly, bamboo provides the durability and beauty of a hardwood while still being sustainable for the environment.
Nicole Perry is the owner of Floor Coverings International in Atlanta. She has more than 15 years of experience working for floor manufacturers, and a background in interior design; she can be contacted at 770-992-3913; email@example.com; and http://eastcobb.floorcoveringsinternational.com/.