Climate Affects Hardwood Flooring – Reno/Tahoe

by Sorin Giurca on April 23, 2018

climate affects hardwood flooringHow Climate Affects Hardwood Flooring in our Reno/Tahoe Area

Installing hardwood flooring in Reno/Tahoe’s high desert climate requires specific considerations. It’s crucial to have an expert, who understands how climate affects hardwood flooring in our area, install your hardwood flooring, in order to avoid common issues caused by fluctuations in humidity levels common in our climate, as well as problems that result from improper installation, or issues at the subfloor level.

If installed properly by experienced professionals and maintained with a few simple steps, your hardwood flooring will last as long as your whole house. So don’t think I’m trying to talk you out of having hardwood flooring in your home. I’m just pointing out a few issues you’ll want to avoid.

Most Common Issues Result from Improper Installation

Frequently, my team and I see cupping, warping, and most often gapping, often as a result of either the extra dry air, humidity fluctuation, subfloor moisture, or from the hardwood flooring not being installed correctly. Gapping or shrinking can be easily avoided by installing a more stable species of wood, such as oak. Oak and similar hardwoods are highly resistant to that kind of issue, and are amazingly easy to maintain.

Warping and Cupping are invariably the result of moisture imbalance. Too moist and then too dry and then too moist, etc. When these issues affect your floors, it is often the result of inexperience with the ways climate affects hardwood flooring in our area, and sometimes corner cutting during the installation process. Installing hardwood flooring is as much an Art as it is a Science.

If your hardwood flooring is showing any of these issues, please feel free to Call Us at 775-830-4243 right away.

When Installation is Done Right

Professionally installed hardwood flooring will always be a long term source of beauty, pride and added value in your home. Custom crafted hardwood flooring is not only functional, it’s also a far more healthy alternative to carpeting. Done right, hardwood flooring can also be a work of art. Hardwood flooring with either Quarter-Sawn wood, narrower slats or engineered products fare better in a climate like Reno/Tahoe’s, as well.

Artisan Hardwood Floors Has the Experience and the Skill

The goal of every hardwood flooring install or refinish we perform here at Artisan Hardwood Floors is complete customer delight. We know how to compensate for the damp, dry, moist, arid, hot, frigid, wildly fluctuating environment that is Reno/Tahoe. We live here, and we take pride in creating beautiful, lasting custom hardwood flooring for your home – which you will enjoy for years to come.

I encourage you to contact me today, so you can learn how affordable and beautiful your hardwood flooring can be.

Sorin Giurca

Master Craftsman, Artisan

Investment Property Value – Hardwood Flooring

by Sorin Giurca on March 27, 2018

Investment Property ValueInvestment Properties Benefit From Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring increases investment property value in the Reno/Tahoe area, whether you like to fix & flip, hold for rent, or rehab and sell for retail. The warm glow or bright shine of  beautifully finished hardwood flooring increases the worth of a home, both in perception and in actual cash value.

No matter what kind of investment property you have, the benefits of hardwood flooring make it the natural choice for the best ROI. Even better, your hardwood flooring will last for years and years with very little effort.

Affordable Installations Increase Investment Property Value

If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your investment buck, affordable woods like Red Oak and Bamboo are an excellent choice. They are available in a wide range of plank sizes and wood tones, making them easy to match to your walls and accents. Offering an appealing space to your tenants always makes good sense.

Luxurious Feel for Your Vacation Rentals

Year round vacation rentals in the Reno/Tahoe area have become big business, and they benefit from hardwood flooring more than most. A well appointed vacation rental can return in a few days what other properties earn in a month. Your guests will be happy to pay a premium for a home featuring rich hardwood flooring throughout. And installation is still an affordable prospect, when weighed against the returns.

Increased ARV for Your Retail Sales

A property investor’s biggest concern when looking at homes to buy, is the After Repair Value. ARV. What the home will ultimately sell for once all the renovations, upgrades, repairs, landscaping, painting and flooring has been performed. Some houses need very little, while others need quite a lot. Savvy investors will know exactly what they’ll spend in renovations, before they make their first bid, and how the presence, or addition, of hardwood flooring increases investment property value.

Let Artisan Hardwood Floors Help Increase Your Investment Property Value

Any Rental Agency or Real Estate Broker will tell you that hardwood flooring increases investment property value throughout the Reno/Tahoe area. It only makes sense to avail yourself of the most professional, most affordable installers you can find. Artisan Hardwood Floors has years of experience working with investors in the Reno/Tahoe area, installing beautiful floors in their rentals and flips.

Contact me today, and lets talk about your next investment or a current property. You’ll be amazed at how affordable we can make your new hardwood flooring.

Sorin Giurca

Master Craftsman, Artisan


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