Each month, I’ve been reaching out to my clients to let them know about some of my favorite go-to people on The Westside. This month, I’m recommending Jay Ghantous, owner of Pacific Hardwood Flooring for all your flooring needs.
Pacific Hardwood Flooring
11351 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles 90025
Why New Hardwood Flooring?
Changing your flooring by upgrading or installing new wood floors is a great idea whether you are a buyer or a seller. Doing so:
- Increases the home’s value
- Improves the appearance of the home
However, getting the job done right is key to both. Jay is an expert at hardwood flooring installation. He understands the process as well as the need for the best possible sound proofing, especially in condos and multiple storied homes. No one likes to hear the sound of others moving around above their heads! When you go in to speak with Jay and his team, they’ll walk you through the whole process from start to finish.
Types of Flooring to Consider
Although I often talk to my clients about hardwood floors, the truth is that many are confused about the many varieties of flooring available. Let’s look at what is out there on the market today:
- Natural Hardwood: Natural hardwood flooring is beautiful but a bit more costly, typically running $9 to $12 per square foot. The return on investment for hardwood, though, is high. The National Association of Realtors found that over half of buyers are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors. This is because they are easy to clean and maintain, plus they retain their value for a long time.
- Engineered Wood: The cost is similar to hardwood but without the benefits of a strong ROI. It seems that buyers still seem to prefer the real deal.
- Synthetic Laminate: This flooring is much less expensive than hardwood, costing $5 to $8 per square foot. It is also easier to clean, resistant to scratches, and easy to install. Because of these qualities, you can put these floors into areas where natural wood doesn’t make sense. The downside is that laminate floors show wear and cannot be sanded. This makes the resale value of homes with laminate less than those with hardwood.
In the end, Jay recommends that if you are trying to improve the value of your home, you should probably stick with hardwood. Buyers like it more, and it will keep its beauty for years to come.
Feel free to contact Jay about hardwood flooring, or give me a call to discuss other upgrades you may need in your home. I look forward to talking with you.Tags: engineered wood, Jay Ghantous, natural hardwood, Pacific Hardwood Flooring, synthetic laminate