Hardwood or laminate flooring, the choice is yours
Home improvement projects such as flooring could provide an instant upgrade to your home. Simple upgrade can change the whole interior look of a home. Two of the main considerations for a flooring upgrade are cost and finance related concerns. Here are few of our thoughts to help you.
Cost: Laminate installed with a silent pad could cost $5 a square foot on average. Any moldings and base board that are needed to give the installation a finished look could cost extra. Most of the concrete floors call for engineered hardwood because the material needs to be glued to the floor. The cost to install a wood floor could run from $7.99 to $10.99 a foot. These prices are true for most of California. So, wood floors cost more to install.
Other financial considerations: Wood floors attract better prices when selling your home. Some of the recent selling trends include granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and wood floors. With the high cost of wood floors compared to laminate, one can look for financing. Many installers as well as home improvement stores do offer financing at reasonable interest rates. Some installers also offer one year interest free loans that can help you.