When you’re looking to sell your home, there are many factors to consider that can affect your home’s value, as well as its overall appeal to buyers.
One factor that is sometimes overlooked by sellers is the state of their home’s flooring. Buyers, on the other hand, are quick to notice the state of a property’s floors and this can often influence their decision when considering a home. Some real estate experts even believe that the right choice of flooring provides the biggest return on investment a seller can make when refurbishing their home for sale.
So, it’s safe to say that the state of a home’s floors makes a big impact. For anyone looking to sell, special effort should be made to ensure that the right decisions are made around the flooring throughout the home.
Here are some of the flooring choices that sellers can make in order to satisfy what buyers are looking for:
Keep Things Consistent
Introducing too many different types of flooring within the one home can be off-putting to potential buyers. There should be a consistency within the types of rooms and the types of flooring used.
Homeowners, looking to sell, should think carefully about the impression buyers will get from the home by the consistency of the flooring. It’s not just the materials that should be considered, but also colour, finish and style.
Think About Style
As mentioned above, style is important in creating a good impression with buyers. Flooring should complement the wall coverings, furniture, lighting and glazing, and vice versa.
How flooring is fitted is also important, as having two types of floor covering meet in a visible space within one room is considered by many as poor design and can ruin the flow of a room. It’s important to consider every detail about the visual experience your flooring creates in order to maximize your home’s value.
One way of achieving this is by having flooring experts assess and plan the flooring for your home; ideal when refurbishing your home for sale.
Another key thing that buyers will look for in home flooring is its condition.
Keep Floors Looking New
It sounds like a no-brainer but making sure your flooring is in tip-top condition is a vital way to make a good impression on buyers and increase the value of your home.
Before putting your home on the market, make sure to check over the state of your flooring and have it replaced if necessary.
Consider Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Vinyl tiles have become far more widely used over recent years. They mimic many different textures, from wood to laminate and stone. Installing these can be an excellent solution when
you need to replace a room’s flooring before putting the house on the market.
At Allfloors, we stock a range of vinyl flooring options, all from a fantastic selection of manufacturers. If you’re looking to refurbish your home for sale, then we can help provide the right flooring you need in order to spruce up your space and improve your home before valuation and viewings from potential buyers.
Use Laminate or Hardwood flooring
Laminate and wooden flooring is available in many different styles and attractive to buyers due to its versatility and durability. Hardwood also benefits from its perceived (and real) value, being higher in price compared to many other types flooring.
However, it is more than worth the investment as buyers are willing to pay more for a home when it has hardwood floors. Having flooring with an older, ‘handmade’ look is attractive to buyers, and there are many different grades of wooden flooring that can help achieve the desired effect.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your flooring requirements, or even just to find out more about what we do.