Jul 30, 2023
‘Timeless’ flooring styles to ‘boost’ the value of your home
According to Flooring Superstore, flooring within the home can increase the value of a property by five percent, meaning the importance of flooring cannot be underestimated. By choosing the right
According to Flooring Superstore, flooring within the home can increase the value of a property by five percent, meaning the importance of flooring cannot be underestimated.
By choosing the right materials and styles, Britons can attract more buyers while improving the overall feel of their living space.
1. Timeless hardwood
Alex Heslop, trend specialist at Flooring Superstore, said: “Wooden flooring will continue to be a popular choice among homeowners and buyers alike.
“A real wood floor is a fantastic investment as wood has durability and longevity and is bound to add the wow factor to any living space.
“Real wood flooring is also an attractive feature for buyers as it can be updated and refreshed, allowing new homeowners to put their stamp on the property without investing in a complete overhaul.”
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The expert recommended opting for “timeless” styles and light finishes in wood grains such as beech or ash.
Vinyl flooring has become extremely popular in recent years, with many styles and textures on the market.
Some companies offer hardwearing options which mimic the appearance of hardwood, stone or tile for a fraction of the cost, great for renters.
The expert said: “For those looking to achieve the premium finish of real wood with added durability, vinyl is a fantastic option and really comes into its own in those rooms more prone to spills such as kitchens and bathrooms, due to its additional waterproof qualities that solid wood doesn’t offer.
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“By creating a consistent look in your home which works across every room, your property will feel more expansive and connected, increasing its perceived value.
“Having the same flooring throughout your house will give a feeling of cohesiveness and create a sense of space.
“But it’s important to be practical when it comes to your flooring choices, so while you may prefer a hardwearing vinyl for your kitchen and a plush carpet for your living space, go for complementary materials and colours to maintain a consistent flow of your interior throughout your home.”
With skyrocketing utility bills, another consideration that many people will be thinking about is insulation, and a carpet is a great option for this.
Alex noted: “Carpet is an effect insulator for the home as its fibres trap cold air which stops your home from cooling too much.
“The thicker the carpet, the better the insulation, saving you money on your bills in the long run.”
Whether opting for ceramic, porcelain or natural stone, Britons shouldn’t be afraid to add a splash of creativity or colour into their homes.
Tiles in the hallway or kitchen are a great addition when renovating the home as they help to retain kerb appeal while adding a personal stamp onto the home.
The expert added: “First impressions count, so why not add intricate mosaic designs to your hallway for an added charm that is sure to help your property stand out from the crowd.”READ MORE: Leave your shower head ‘sparkling clean’ with £1 cupboard essential Don't miss... Five garden plants ‘excellent’ at deterring rats from your garden [LATEST] 5 garden laws you could be ‘unknowingly breaking’ resulting in a ‘£5,000’ fine [COMMENT] Glass expert shares easy method to clean windows or a ‘spotless’ result [EXPERT]