01 Oct How Flooring Impacts the Sell-Ability of Your Home
Does it matter what you’re walking on? Yes, if you’re considering selling your home.
According to research, buyers typically will pay 10% more for a home with hardwood floors versus the same home with carpet. In a 2019 study, 54% of surveyed buyers stated they were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood.
So . . . if you’re planning to do some remodeling, perhaps a look at the flooring should move up the project list. Currently, flooring changes rank #4 as a planned project.
There are several key points to keep in mind when reviewing the flooring in your home, which include:
- Be consistent on the type of flooring. Instead of flooring that changes from room to room, a common type and shade is preferred. It lends itself to a cohesive look throughout the house and an actually give the illusion of space versus a miss-mash of different types of floors.
- Hard surfaces are preferred over carpet.
- If there is carpet in home, let it be in the bedrooms. Select neutral colors that work well with a variety of furnishings.
- Be sure there are no intersections with different flooring colliding to avoid a patchwork look.
Are there options for hard surfaces other than hardwood? Definitely!
One of the most popular options is luxury vinyl (it currently holds about 22% of the market).
Why is it so popular?
- It’s cost-efficient to budgets.
- It’s easy to install.
- Maintenance is user-friendly.
- There are a variety of options to consider for every taste.
Other hard surface options include:
Tile (ceramic or porcelain), which is easy to care for and resistant to water damage, stains, and scratches.
Laminate floors are more budget friendly than hardwood. However, the value is not as high a selling point.
What you walk on does matter to prospective buyers. Take care that carpets are clean and stain free and that hardwoods are scratch-free.
Take a walk our way and let’s find your new home!