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The value of hardwood floors

Some things are just timeless. Whether your hardwood floor will be the room's focal point or accent your personal design, it will add warmth and elegance to your home.

At Value Discount Flooring we know that a home is just more than walls and a roof, and our family has been servicing the Chicagoland area for over 50 years.

We also know that hardwood never goes out of style and it is suitable for any decor. Did you know you can refinish hardwood floors instead of replacing?.

Our knowledge and large selection make us a major hardwood flooring retailer.

Our showroom is in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois and we service Richmond, Antioch, Twin Lakes Wisconsin, McHenry IL, and Burlington WI, and surrounding areas.

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Two types of hardwood

Concerned about those muggy Chicagoland summers with the brief, but fierce, rainstorms? What about the snowy winters?

No worries because there’s a type of hardwood that’s more stable and handles water better than solid.

It’s called engineered hardwood flooring.

The only thing different about this is the construction. While solid is one slab all the way through the plank, engineered has a genuine wood slab on top, with layers of genuine wood mixed with other materials. They’re placed in a crosswise position, which makes it more stable.

When you come into our showroom to shop for flooring be sure to ask about the two kinds of hardwood.

Other benefits include

  • Increasing property values. Whether you decide on solid or engineered wood, you’ll recoup some of your investment as seen in your home’s value. If you’re planning to sell, real estate sales associates around the country tell us that buyers will often pay more for a home with wood floors and, again, it doesn’t matter if the wood is solid or engineered.
  • Durability. All hardwood is strong, but some hardwoods are harder than others. Tell your retailer if you have special durability needs for the flooring.
  • Longevity. In fact, it often looks better with age. Both solid and engineered can be refinished to bring them to their original luster. Just be sure to wipe spills immediately and employ everyday care, such as using mats or protective pads on furniture to avoid scratching.

Some things never go out of style. Hardwood flooring is timeless and well suited for traditional or modern homes. This durable and beautiful flooring option can be the feature of a room or support other design elements. It can be customized to have a more modern look or a more classic one. In short, hardwood flooring is an investment that any homeowner, with any home décor taste, can love and be proud of.

Hardwood flooring is just one of the flooring options at Value Discount Flooring. Our team members have worked with hardwood for decades, and are ready to walk you through selecting the type, style, and color that will best match the vision for your home, without breaking your budget. We can even give you the truth about taking care of your hardwood investment (it isn’t as hard as you might think). Whether you come into our showroom with an exact type in mind, or if you are starting with lots of questions, we are ready to guide you through the process.

Value Discount Flooring offers two main types of hardwood flooring: solid hardwood products and prefinished engineered flooring. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, but either is an excellent option for your home. Solid hardwood products are the most traditional, but are not recommended for a basement. These solid hardwood products are meticulously installed at your home, and can come already finished or unfinished. The unfinished option allows you to customize the color at home.

Prefinished engineered flooring is well suited for any floor of the home, including basement areas. Both solid hardwood and prefinished engineered flooring is as durable as it is beautiful. Choosing to make an investment in hardwood flooring services at Value Discount Flooring is a decision that you will be proud of for many years to come.

Your flooring choices can be the foundation that builds your stile. Hardwood flooring can make a timeless statement while blending with your personal style.