How To Increase Your Resale Value With Flooring
Housing resales are on the rise! According to the Huffington Post, “Canadian home resales in June hit a record for the month and about two-thirds of all local markets showed increases from a year earlier . . . up 11 per cent from [the] same month last year.” If you want the biggest return on your housing investment, now is the time to consider selling!
One of the most aesthetically pleasing elements of one’s home is the flooring. From dark brown hardwood to iron-grey stone tiles, your flooring choices can add much to the overall appearance of your home. If you’re thinking about selling your house, one of the best ways to increase the resale value is to install new floors. So, what are the recent flooring trends that people look for, when searching for their future home?
The currently trending flooring options, unsurprisingly, hearken back to the tried-and-true classics of yesteryear. The three flooring choices that never fail to impress are reclaimed wood, large-format tiles, and luxury vinyl.
Reclaimed wood is a flooring trend that goes back to the classic, hand-finished look of wooden flooring. Reclaimed wood is factory-finished, so it comes with an authentic hand hewn look that often does not need to be prepared before installation. This flooring option will lend a vintage look that is full of tradition to your home. Adding factory-finished, reclaimed wood flooring to your home is a guaranteed way to not only increase your resale value, but also increase the interest of potential buyers.
Large-format tiles is another excellent choice for those looking for a flooring upgrade. They bring an aesthetically pleasing, modern look to the home that is perfect for kitchens or bathrooms. Large-format tiles are also virtually indestructible and are very easy to maintain, a feature that is important for high-activity areas such as a kitchen or bathroom. One of the characteristics that large-format tiles provide is the ability to make a smaller room appear larger. Because of the larger dimensions of these tiles, a perception of space and depth is created that is different from any other flooring choice, a perception that will add to the charm of your home.
Luxury vinyl flooring is another very popular flooring choice. If you thought about the throwback vinyl of past decades, then prepared to be surprised. This is a completely different vinyl to the vinyl of the 70s and 80s. New manufacturing technologies have allowed for the creation of luxury vinyl, a flooring upgrade that is affordable, yet can still have the look of authentic hardwood or even stone! Luxury vinyl is very durable and moisture resistant, and is easy to clean and maintain, making it a great choice for upgrading the floors in kitchens, bathrooms, and even laundry rooms.
These three trending flooring options, reclaimed wood, large-format tile, and luxury vinyl, are guaranteed to increase the resale value of your home!
JBG Tile & Contracting has been in the business of home renovation for over 13 years, bringing experience, professionalism, and character to each project. Contact us today to find out how we can help you upgrade your flooring, in order to increase the resale value of your home.