Monster’s in the Closet? Hardwood Floors Under the Carpet? When you buy a house, there’s almost always an element of the unknown. For better or worse, plenty of houses are hiding something. Maybe its bats in the attic or antique glass doorknobs that have dulled with age. Maybe its a heating system that clangs and bangs all night like a ghost with chains or hidden nooks and crannies. Maybe its termites or beautiful hardwood under dingy dated carpet. That last thing (the hardwood, not the termites) are what many people are hoping for. Hardwood floors are totally “in” right now. Everyone wants them. They’re hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and long lasting among a variety of other advantages. In addition, according to the Rebecca Mecomber, some surveys have shown that hardwood floors can raise a home’s value by up to 11% (http://homeguides.sfgate.com/out-home-hardwood-floors-23952.html).