Add Value To Your Home With a Wood Floor

12th May 2019
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The National Wood Flooring Association recently surveyed estate agents to find out more about the impact of a real wood floor on those looking to buy a home. Out of the estate agents surveyed, 82% said that homes with solid and engineered wood flooring sold faster and at a higher price.

Wood flooring will last for generations if looked after properly, and it is one of those rare household purchases that will look better, not worse, over time if maintained correctly.

Add value to your home

So can a real wood floor really add value to your home? Well if you want to know how much a home is worth, you can easily get an estimate from Zoopla. It looks at what the house last sold for, the average house price in the area, the number of bedrooms, style of home, postcode etc. It also surveys other details that can add value and one the few interiors questions asked in order to determine the value is whether it has a hardwood floor. If the answer is yes, your home is worth more than if you don’t have a real wood floor. In addition, it’s a feature that appeals to just about everyone when it comes to selling your home. It’s beautiful, authentic, long-lasting and natural.

Refinish and re-stain when required

In addition, a real wood floor can be refinished and restored if it ever needs it in the future. This includes engineered wood, which is a real wood veneer rather than a solid plank of wood. An engineered board can be sanded around 2-4 times in its lifetime.

How to choose the right floor for you

Many people who come into our showroom don’t know where to start when it comes to finding a new floor. It’s true that there are more options than ever, especially as there are now even more species of wood to choose from. The most popular wood is still Oak, but we have also seen a rise in popularity of the more exotic woods such as American Walnut and Blacknut. Even when you do decide what wood to go for, there are various finishes, plank length and widths to choose from, and you can even opt for a design such as herringbone or crosshatch in addition to the standard board.

You will also need to think about the location of your real wood floor, the humidity or temperature changes in the room and consider what shape your subfloor is in. If you have a concrete subfloor in say a basement, then engineered wood will be the better option, similarly if you would like underfloor heating installed you will need an engineered board. If you are looking for a wood floor in the main rooms or bedrooms, you might prefer a solid wood option.

One thing that you can be sure of is that we only use wood flooring suppliers that responsibly source their wood and are FSC certified.

Perfect for family life

Real wood flooring not only looks stunning, it’s also allergen-free, easy to install and easy to keep clean. It works particularly well for families because it saves time worrying about stains and muddy footprints. If your children suffer from allergies, wood flooring is a great option as it not only has natural anti-bacterial properties, it is easy to keep clean and is allergen free.

Why not just sand the original floorboards?

A good quality board will add more value to your home than refinishing existing floor boards, especially in Victorian homes. These boards were never meant to be the primary floor covering and as such provide no insulation against the cold and dust, and can look shoddy as a pine floor is much more easily marked than a good quality hardwood with a lacquer or oil finish.

If you are considering a real wood floor we have a range of beautiful, high-quality brands including Quick Step, Woodpecker, Boen and more. In addition, we are a Quick Step Platinum Partner. Each of our brands are hand picked for quality and the exceptional ranges offered.

Visit our award-winning showroom in Giffnock to find out more!


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Customer Reviews

First Floors

Customer Reviews

Jim Hillier 1st June 2022

Absolutely Delighted with the Conduct and Quality of Work. My Wife and I decided to replace our Bedroom Carpet and lay down wooden flooring for our Hall. We noticed that there was a possible supplier for flooring at first floors shop on Fenwick Road. We met up with David and Graham and explained that we were looking for quality products for both Items. We were shown flooring possibilities from their extensive range of designs and thicknesses and soon found a product that we were interested in. We were delighted to find out that they had carpet selections at the back of the shop which surprised us; you could not appreciate the size of the place from the shop front! We chose a carpet that we thought met our specifications and were given a reasonable sized sample to take home to see how it would look in our room taking into account of our particular lighting conditions. First Floors sent out a guy to take measurements for floor, accessory fittings and carpet.
Being very happy with the proposition given to us and estimates of work completion dates and prices we went ahead with the order. Graham kept us updated with the schedule and I am happy to say that the work was carried out on time and was completed to a very high quality with which we were both delighted with.
I would be happy to reference this company for anyone who is interested in upgrading their floors or replacing carpets.

Alastair Barrie 2nd June 2022

Good selection, service and fitting.We were able to take home some samples to select the carpet that was just right for our room. There was a delay in our furniture arriving and First Floors were very accommodating in putting our fitting date back to suit. The fitting went very well indeed - couldn’t have been easier.

Olive Leitch 1st May 2022

Excellent service from First Floors. All staff including fitters have been helpful and gave a friendly professional service. My new stair carpet has been fitted very well and already received many complements

Linda McBrearty 27th April 2022

Excellent service with care. On our first visit to the showroom, David advised and helped us with our choice but never rushed us and gave us lots of confidence in making our final choice of engineered wooden flooring. Our new build home was delayed for a few months and during this time David and his team waited patiently with us until the flooring was able to be fitted! The fitting throughout our new house was more than excellent. The care and attention to detail was everything we could have hoped for, our thanks to the fitting team. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Floors, their professionalism and customer service was 100%.

Anna Smylie April 2021

Fantastic service. David gave me great advice on which flooring would be most suitable for my business premises. Within the week Steven came to fit the flooring and, as promised, was in and out in a day. Can’t recommend this local Company enough. Anna Smylie ZuZu Giffnock.

Dawn Henry November 2021

We recently purchased engineered oak flooring and carpets from First Floors. The customer service from David and team was exceptional. We had just moved home from overseas and bought a house with no floors so we did not have access to allow First Floors to measure. Theye allowed us to use our own measurements as we wanted the floors laid ASAP once we had the keys. The floor is beautiful and laid very professionally (thanks Steven). The carpets are also lovely and exactly what I wanted. The only thing I would change about the experience would be to have First Floors assess the house in advance. We have fire doors which were a problem the day the carpets were laid. This was not the issue of First Floors and it was resolved quickly. Thanks again David, we would highly recommend First Floors to anyone.

Ian and Lesley Proctor January 2022

Another Great Job Done!!
Just had our third floor project in seven years completed by First Floors once again.
Great service from David and his showroom team from assisting in the selection of materials through to arranging the installation. Chris and his team worked tidily and efficiently on the hardwood flooring with great attention to detail. Gordon who fitted the stair carpet was very professional in his work and was able to resolve some problematic details to our entire satisfaction.
Would definitely recommend First Floors.

Gavin Reid 18/08/20

We recently had First Floors install laminate flooring in our lounge and hallway and are absolutely delighted with the final result! It has been finished to a high standard with great attention to detail.

Having had a rough idea of what we were looking for, David helped find the perfect flooring for both rooms.

We were booked in quickly and kept informed throughout the process.

We would definitely recommend and use again.

Christine Sharp 23/08/20

Wee have recently had a new laminate floor laid in our upstairs hall. We are very happy with the result and feel the level of workmanship and finishing detail was excellent

Chris Milne 30/08.20

Excellent service from first point of contact. Staff took time to discuss and review options, then worked to suitable timescale based around my schedule.
Work completed on time and to a very high standard, delighted with results.