Jacksonville real estate

Millennials Really do Buy Homes, Especially in Jacksonville, FL

It’s just not true that Millennials, that much-studied generation, aren’t buying homes.

In fact, “according to the 2017 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, millennials (ages 36 and under), they made up a large portion of homebuyers in 2016, coming in at 34 percent.”

Source: www.jacksonville.com by Marie Fazio.

What we do know is that Millennials are tech-savvy, research-driven, and analytical--and they like the finer things in life. That’s exactly why a hardwood floor is perfect for them. However, a lot of thought can, and should, go into the purchase of a hardwood floor.

About Floors N More in Jacksonville, FL has done all the research that anyone would require.

There are three types of hardwood floors. While all of them add warmth, elegance, and wonderful contrast, there are little differences that need to be considered:

1. Solid hardwood. This is a sheet, and it shouldn’t be placed on a slab, because of moisture. Therefore, it’s not recommended for installation below the first floor; rather, it’s really great for a second floor installation, because it will automatically be placed on an existing wood floor foundation.
2. Engineered hardwood. This is 100 percent real wood; the construction is different from solid hardwood, so it performs a little differently. Engineered hardwood is a layered product; there’s a wood core, and then a layer of hardwood veneer. While solid hardwood fibers run parallel, there’s a kind of crisscross action with engineered hardwood; that’s what gives it the stability, extra durability, and resistance to moisture. It’s a great choice for the heat, humidity, and moisture of Florida. You can also install it anywhere, even the basement, so long as the floor is dry.
3. Exotic hardwood. These woods come from “exotic” species from around the globe, and they are unique and rare. Millennials do, after all, like to be different, eating and drinking things like avocado toast and unusual lattes. So why not be different with the flooring? After all, exotic hardwood does tend to change colors or fade with light, so that needs to be considered.

Millennials might also like the fact that hardwood adds additional value to a home, making it great for re-sale! It’s also durable and very easy to clean.

Floors n' More carries a wide assortment of products that also include carpet, laminate, tile, natural stone, glass tile and area rugs. As for hardwood, you’ll find manufacturers such as Harris Wood, Kahrs, Anderson, Mohawk, Mannington and Columbia.

About Floors n' More has two Jacksonville, FL locations and services in the following surrounding areas: Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Neptune Beach, Sawgrass, Fruit Cove, and other nearby areas.