Your flooring is a big factor in your home’s resale value. When you invest in attractive, durable floors and maintain them correctly, you’re sure to see the return if you decide to sell. Check out our tips for using flooring to increase your home’s value.
Choose Timeless, Versatile Options
You don’t necessarily have to steer clear of new flooring trends or bold colors and patterns. But you do need to think about whether your floors will look good ten years from now and whether they’ll pair well with a variety of wall colors and decor styles. For example, if you want to try a statement carpet color, ask yourself how it would look with different furniture pieces and decor before you commit.
Durability Is Key
Whenever you install new floors, make sure you’ve chosen a flooring material that will last for several years. If your floors are still in great shape when you’re ready to sell, you don’t have to worry about installing new floors on short notice. Make sure to keep the unique needs of each room in mind. Durable flooring means something different for low-traffic areas, high-traffic areas, and areas prone to spills and stains.
Do your research whenever you install new flooring to ensure you know how to care for it properly. This means learning what kind of cleaning solutions to use, how often to clean your floors, and how to protect your floors from damage. With hardwood floors, for example, you should sweep regularly and occasionally mop with a hardwood-safe cleaner. You should also have a no-shoe rule, trim pets’ nails, and use furniture feet pads to avoid scratches and scuffs.
Too many different flooring types in your home can be a problem when it’s time to sell. While you certainly don’t have to use one type for the whole house, you do need to create a coherent look. Avoid having two or more different kinds of flooring in the most visible areas of your home, like the kitchen, living room, and entryway.
Stone and hardwood are the two most popular flooring choices with homebuyers. Incorporating these materials into your home is a good way to boost its value. However, every potential buyer will have different needs and preferences. So choose the flooring that works best for you, following the guidelines above and keep your floors in good shape. Plenty of home seekers will love your choice.
Ready To Upgrade Your Floors?
If you’re ready to upgrade the floors in your home or want more information about flooring that will maximize your home’s value, Floor Coverings International® Waukesha is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation!
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