Whether you’re planning to renovate your home in order to sell it, or you simply want to make a great investment for the future, changing up your property’s floors can have a huge impact on its overall value.
In this article, we explore a few of the flooring options you might choose in order to boost the eventual profit made when selling your home.
Wooden floors have long been a favorite and appear set to remain so for the foreseeable future. Getting new hardwood flooring installed can prove costly, but is likely to pay dividends when you eventually sell.
Alternatively, if your home has floorboards already, it may be worth exposing them, then sanding, treating and varnishing them. This approach is labour intensive but affordable, and can provide a similar impact and feel.
The rustic elegance of flagstones will perfectly complement almost any style of décor, from traditional to modern to minimalist and beyond. Stone is super hard-wearing and easy to maintain – just be sure to properly treat it when it is first laid.
Again, flagstones can be quite expensive – but many flooring providers offer more affordable real stone or stone effect tiles in various finishes, sizes and styles, so you can easily “cheat” the same look in a more budget friendly manner.
There has been some level of snobbery towards laminate in the past, but the technology used to manufacture this type of flooring has been totally revolutionized over the last few years.
As a result, modern laminate is often attractive and almost always low maintenance. It’s far more affordable than hardwood or stone, and is very easy to lay – in fact, many homeowners do it themselves, saving a great deal on labor.
What’s more, you can find exceptionally realistic wood, tile and stone effect laminate that offers the same look and feel as its more expensive counterparts, boosting a property’s value as the result of minimal expenditure.
Be sure to shop around for the perfect laminate for you. There’s a huge variety of styles on the market, so you’re bound to find a design that matches your décor to a tee.
High End Carpet
Despite the huge popularity of hardwood flooring, carpet will always be in high demand. It’s the go-to flooring material for comfort as well as being a great thermal and sound insulator in “cozier” spaces like bedrooms.
However, it’s vital not to cut corners with carpet. If you choose a cheap product of inferior quality, this will immediately show – not just because it will likely be thinner, coarser and less comfortable underfoot, but it will also wear out very fast.
The best option is to select a “high end” design that is properly fitted over the correct underlay. When you opt for quality and diligently keep up with maintenance, your carpet is likely to last much longer – meaning it should still look perfect when you decide to sell.
Whatever the style of your property, by following the guidance above, you’re likely to find the perfect flooring to ensure the best possible sale price.
Make sure that you choose a material that suits your budget and complements the surrounding décor, and you’re likely to achieve a great profit when the time comes.