Choosing The Best Flooring Options For Resale Value

June 3, 2021

Home remodeling projects can be a lot of fun for the entire family, and depending on the project, it’ll most likely add value to the home once it’s time to sell. While not every DIY project is created equal as it relates to the amount of value it adds to your home, you can rest assured that you won’t regret updating your floors. Depending on the length of time you’ve resided in your current home, floors can look outdated and become damaged. So, how do you choose the right flooring option for maximum resale? We’re going to share with you some insights to help you work through those tough decisions.  

Solid Hardwood

If you’re searching for a product that will provide the maximum ROI for your home, look no further than hardwoods. Real estate agents project that homeowners recover around 106 percent of their investment when investing in hardwood floors.

Solid hardwood is made from solid lumber and then milled into a specific thickness and width. The result is beautiful planks where no two pieces are exactly alike. Other flooring options have been developed over the years to compete with solid hardwood, but homeowners still love its classic beauty.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood is also made of 100% hardwood, but it is constructed in layers of wood veneers. This cross-layer construction projects the same beauty of solid hardwoods but makes them more resistant to humidity.

Homebuyers will love the visual resemblance to traditional hardwoods with added durability. Engineered hardwood also comes in a variety of wood species that will fit any contemporary or traditional spaces.

Waterproof Flooring

Looking for something that can withstand a busy and often hectic lifestyle? Waterproof flooring is the perfect fit. It’s especially best for areas of your home prone to water damage, such as kitchen spaces and laundry rooms.

Potential homebuyers will love this mix of beauty and practicality that will hold up to anything life throws their way. Waterproof flooring is available in endless options that can fit any style or budget.

Laminate Flooring

If you want to invest in new flooring on a budget, then consider laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is made from melamine resin and fiberboard material in a layered fashion, with the top layer mimicking an image of natural wood.

Homebuyers love the low maintenance of laminate flooring, and its durability, especially in high-traffic areas. It’s resistant to staining and scratches, which makes it ideal for homebuyers with pets. Laminate flooring comes in a variety of finishes that will appeal to a wide variety of styles.

Vinyl Plank And Tile Flooring

Vinyl plank and tile flooring can mimic the same look of natural wood and stone. But, unlike laminate, vinyl planks and tiles are made of cores with varied composite materials and levels of pliability that can overcome subfloor imperfections. Also, tile and vinyl plank flooring having durable characteristics but may not increase the value of your home as much as laminate.

Homebuyers love vinyl plank and tile flooring simply because of its immense durability and ease of maintenance. Its moisture-wicking capabilities are also a plus compared with other traditional flooring options.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and increase your home’s value for resale by replacing your flooring, feel free to schedule a consultation with us! We have many financing options available to help make your flooring dreams a reality.

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