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For most homeowners, creating a space that is comfortable and stylish is often at the top of the priority list. If you are thinking of selling your property, you might be wondering how to increase the value of your home to get more bang for your buck when it sells.

There are many things you can do to increase the value of your property when it comes to selling up. However, flooring can be a major home feature that impacts the sale of your home. 

You might not think it but buyers will be looking at your floors. They will be looking at what condition your floors are in and how they will need maintaining. Typically buyers like to see brand-new flooring that is modern and easy to maintain.

Therefore, it’s important to choose flooring that will ensure you get the best value for your home. With so many flooring options available at Frank’s, it might seem difficult to know what type to choose. 

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our popular flooring options and how they add to the value of your home. 

Hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring is probably the most desirable choice out there for homeowners and buyers alike. It is also one of the easiest options to maintain and take care of because it can be wiped or mopped if something spills.

It is also reasonably sturdy, which makes it perfect for rooms in the home with heavy footfall such as kitchens, living rooms and hallways. 

This doesn’t mean it is suitable for every room though; bathrooms and rooms with high humidity levels could cause the wood to rot. There are normally a lot of water spills in a bathroom or wet room and shower steam will seep into the wood and cause rotting too.

However, hardwood flooring is the option that will provide the most value for a home. 

Laminate flooring

We always recommend laminate flooring for anyone who is on a budget. It is an easy-to-install option that provides an appearance of hardwood bur for less money and is just as easy to clean when it comes to maintenance. 

Laminate floors also match hardwood when it comes to strength and does not carry the risk of rotting. Therefore it is completely safe and practical to install in bathrooms and other humid areas of the home. 

The only slight problem with laminate flooring is that it can be very slippery, which is not ideal for the elderly or anyone who struggles with mobility. 

This type of flooring can increase the value of your home but don’t have as much appeal as hardwood options. 

LVT

Vinyl tiles are quickly becoming a very popular option for homeowners. If you don’t know what LVT is, it is a synthetic material designed to mimic natural stone and wood. It can look incredibly convincing without the added costs associated with hardwood floors.  

LVT is also far more durable than laminate and a great choice for high-traffic areas in the home. Even better is the fact that it is water-resistant and safe for use in bathrooms. It is also cost-effective and easy to install and maintain – it doesn’t get much better than that! 

If you want the best return for your investment, you can’t go wrong with luxury vinyl tiles. Even though it is not going to be real hardwood, buyers will still love the aesthetic and feel of this durable flooring.

Carpet

A brand new carpet is something that buyers can appreciate. There is a common misconception that carpet is a dated flooring choice, however if you choose neutral tones a modern look is simple enough to design.

Carpet is particularly good for creating a homely and cosy atmosphere. After all, that warm feeling underfoot when you step out of bed cannot be contended with.

If you choose the right carpet you think buyers are going to love, you can definitely increase the value of your home.

Pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring to increase your property’s value!

Got a question? Ask Frank!