You’re ready to sell and move on to bigger and better things in a new home. But, first, you’ve got a lot to accomplish in your existing house in order to prepare it to sell. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not the floors need to be replaced or spruced up in order to catch buyers’ attention.
We can confidently tell you that wood floors are a safe bet. Why? Because the most popular and well-loved flooring option has long been and continues to be hardwood. Homebuyers not only appreciate it, but they sometimes won’t even tour potential homes without hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring is particularly preferred in common areas like the living room, den, dining room, or library. It’s warm and welcoming and it provides the room with a sense of solidarity and tradition.
If you live in a neighborhood where your potential buyers may have children or pets, you may want to consider a luxury vinyl plank with a hardwood look. This will give you the benefit of the look of hardwood, but with the ease of maintenance of luxury vinyl flooring.
If you are planning to rent your home or sell to someone who might want to rent your home, hardwood floors or luxury vinyl floors that look like hardwood are an attractive feature due to the ability to rent to people with pets.
Certainly, other flooring options such as carpet, tile and laminate are well received by some buyers. However if you want the most bang for your buck on the seller’s market, wood floors are the way to go!
If you aren’t sure what hardwood would look like in your home, try our virtual shopping experience where you can try on different floors in different room scenes or even in your home virtually before making the financial commitment to buy hardwood!