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Fortune reports different flooring attitudes among generations

Many homeowners invest in solid wood flooring because they feel it will last forever. When it becomes worn it can be sanded and varnished to look like new. A recent article in the US magazine Fortune looked at how this attitude differs from one generation to the next.

The Fortune magazine article says that the generation that grew up in the 60s and 70s expected to stay in a job for at least 20 years. The millennial generation now sees their job as temporary and expect to change jobs frequently in their working lives. This sense of impermanence also applies to their homes, as they do not expect to live in the same home for the length of time that their parents expected to. This attitude could affect their choice of floor coverings.

Feeling that their home is not a long term asset, millennials could be tempted to install cheap flooring, but instead they often choose more expensive sold wood flooring. This is not because of the long lasting qualities of hardwood flooring, but due to hardwood flooring’s effect on the resale value of the home. Hardwood flooring adds value to the home through its visual appeal, making it more attractive for buyers.

There are therefore two good reasons to install solid wood flooring in your Cheshire home – if you stay in your home for a long time, the floor will not need replacing and if put your home for sale, the hardwood flooring could make it easier to find a buyer and benefit from the high property prices in much of the county.

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