Home Flooring Options when Selling a House

flooring guide when selling a home - what flooring to install

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]If you planning on selling your home, one of the biggest questions you will face is what do to about the flooring of your home. The question whether or not to upgrade your home flooring or replacing flooring is a big one as it can make a huge impact on a prospective buyer.

Questions to consider

What’s in the Area?

One of the biggest things any realtor will tell you is to look around the surrounding area to see what other homes, similar to yours, have. If you need to make updates to your flooring before you sell, seeing what other homes in the area have is a wise choice.

What is Considered Best?

When we are talking about flooring, there are obvious flooring options that are better than others. It is important to remember, however, that you want a good rate of return on your new flooring choice; you are not going to want to by the most expensive flooring nor the cheapest.

What Recently Sold Fast in Your Area?

Sometimes, what the homes around you have for flooring is not as important as what the recently sold homes had. There are often buying trends in the market and you should look up recently sold homes in your area to see if they all had something in common when it comes to flooring.

What Type of Flooring Should I install?

It’s important to remember that everyone has their own, personal preference when it comes to flooring and no matter what you decide, there is likely chance that some potential buyers will not like your choice. The idea is to install the flooring that the majority of potential buyers will like or be okay with.

Carpet

Installing carpeting when you are trying to sell your home is a safe bet. Carpet is generally is an affordable flooring choice. Also, in the event a potential buyer does not want the carpet, it is easily removed.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are a great choice of flooring when selling your home. Generally, hardwood is seen as a more valuable type of flooring. However, this also means the cost to buy and install the flooring.

Laminate

Laminate is a very affordable flooring that can look nice. However, laminate is seen as a lesser flooring type and could, potentially, turn off potential buyers.

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