THREE REASONS WHY RESTORATION COMPANIES ARE GETTING MORE BUSINESS THAN EVER

  1. Over the last few decades, flooring companies have begun to use lower cost wood to make their floors. Almost anyone you would ask would say that having a wood floor is one of the elements of a dream home. Wood has been the mark of prestige and elite in this country for as long there has been flooring companies. Even the most humble of homes can seem like real palaces when they are adorned with real wood floors. Sadly, over the last few decades the tremendous demand on wood floors, combined with the ever stricter foresting regulations, has made the production of real wood floors almost impossible for many flooring companies. Wood floor makers have begun to use ultra-low cost replacements for their wood flooring. In some cases, the wood floors being installed in homes today may only be 50% or less real wood, and the rest “wood filler.” One of the obvious consequences of using lower grade wood materials for flooring is that the wood floors become damaged more easily. Older wood floors are often times made from 100% non-processed wood, and that sort of material can last a lifetime, but with the fall in wood flooring quality, the rise in the demand for wood restoration has gone way up. Large restoration companies, such as Restoration Eze, have reported a dramatic increase in the number of restoration jobs they have been contracted to do for wood floors that are not even ten years old. Sadly, the lower the quality of wood, the harder the restoration can be. In some cases, the quality of the wood that restoration agencies come up against is so poor, no restoration can be made. People that are currently in the market for wood floors are being warned to ask their floor dealer about the origins of their wood floors. Laws make it mandatory for flooring dealers to tell clients what percentage of wood their flooring material is made form, as well as what kind of wood they are made from. Buying cheap wood may be a tempting option for some new homeowners, but the inevitable need for floor restoration will be just around the corner.
  2. People are selling their old homes in larger number than have been seen in about thirty years. For the last five years we have seen a rise in the cost of property which has made the prospect of selling all too attractive for many homeowners. So many people are getting their homes ready to be sold, and the number one home improvement task undertaken when people decide to sell their property is restoring the home’s floors. On average, homes with new or restored floors go for about 20% more than homes without restored or new flooring, making floor restoration a hot service.
  3. The recent climatic changes are bringing about worse weather, and flooding is a major part of it. It may be true that no one knows exactly what is causing the climate changes in our world, but one thing that is certain is that flooding is bigger problem today than it was fifty years ago. The number one service required after a mild flood is floor restoration, and the number of new storms sending floor restoration experts out to homes is on the rise.