Real Wood Floors

    Wood Floors Increase Home Value

    ST. LOUIS, March 15 /CNW/ -- If you're like most homeowners, your house
represents your largest single investment, so it only makes sense that the
items you put into your home need to add value while meeting the needs of your
family and budget.
    One of the items that can add significant value to your home is wood
floors.  In fact, in a November 2006 survey conducted by the National Wood
Flooring Association with real estate agents across the country, 99% agree
that homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell, 82% agree that homes with
hardwood floors sell faster, and 90% agree that home with hardwood floors sell
for more money.  How much more?  Eighty-eight percent of the agents responding
indicated 1% - 10% more, while 12% of agents responding indicated more than
10%.  Those figures speak volumes about the value of hardwood floors.  Think
about it.  If a home valued at $200,000 were to invest $10,000 in hardwood
flooring, at an increased home sales value of 10%, the home potentially could
sell for $220,000, doubling the homeowner's initial wood flooring investment.
    Real estate agents report that their clients prefer wood floors for a
variety of other reasons as well, with more than half responding that wood
floors increase a home's resale value, wood floors promote a healthier indoor
living environment, wood floors are beautiful, and wood floors are easy to
clean and maintain.
    There is no doubt that wood floors will add value to your home, whether
you plan to sell it soon, or live in it for years to come.  To find out more
about the benefits of wood floors, visit the NWFA's consumer web site at, and click on the "All About Wood Floors" link. Once
you're ready to invest in wood floors, you can find a professional installer
in your area by visiting the "Find a Professional or Product" link on the same
web site.

    The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade
organization of more than 4,000 wood flooring professionals working worldwide
to educate consumers, architects, designers, and builders in the uses and
benefits of wood flooring.  The NWFA can be contacted at 111 Chesterfield
Industrial Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005, or at 800-422-4556 (USA),
800-848-8824 (Canada), or 636-519-9663 (international).

    Contact:  Anita Howard
    Communications Director


For further information:

For further information: Anita Howard, Communications Director of
National  Wood Flooring Association, +1-636-519-9663, Web

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