Why Do Realtors Love Hardwood Floors?
Realtors have to worry about many things when trying to sell a house. How many beds and baths are there? Does it have a modern kitchen, three car garage, a large backyard? Location, location, location! You can easily get overwhelmed if you’re looking at the big picture. So slow things down and look at the individual elements, like floors. Is it wall-to-wall carpeting? Tile? Hardwood? Or possibly all three?
You’re going to most likely want carpeting in the bedrooms. It’s an intimate area and comfort and warmth is required for your feet, especially in winter. You’ll want tile in the kitchen, bathrooms, and utility room. Tile is the best for any room where water is in use. It’s easier to clean up any spills and it won’t be easily stained like carpet.
The rest of the house is a free for all when it comes to flooring. I’ve seen houses where they wanted tile throughout. It was nice but it felt impersonal and sterile. Carpeting is good but it gets worn out quickly in high active rooms. The best bet, and realtors agree, is hardwood floors. It looks classy and makes a house feel like a home. It also raises the house value and people are ready to pay a bit more for it. Hardwood floors are also easier to clean and healthier for you if you have allergies or asthma. It doesn’t hold on to allergens and dust like carpet does.
Hardwood Flooring Goes With Everything
A hardwood floor, whether it’s dark or light, makes a room feel welcoming. You can decorate it in any style you want. Hardwood flooring goes well with styles like rustic, Santa Fe, modern, industrial and anything else you can think of. You can’t go wrong with a medium to dark stained floor to match any decor. New house buyers may look at a carpeted room and feel that the color doesn’t match their furniture. So they either move on to view another house or they try to talk the price down because they have to remove the carpet and install a new floor. You don’t have to worry about that with wood flooring; earth tones go with everything.