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Iceni Magazine | September 16, 2020

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Adding Value With Solid Wood Flooring

Adding Value With Solid Wood Flooring

If you’re well educated in the flooring world, then you’ll know that wood flooring always comes at the top of the scale as it’s the perfect choice for adding value to your home.

That means that even if you’ve invested a lot in a snazzy new solid wood floor, then you can relish in the fact that it’ll often end up paying for itself when it is time to sell up!

Of course it’s impossible to give an exact figure on how much value wood flooring will add, since it does depend on the wood type and how well you take care of it.

An important feature to consider with wood flooring is under-floor heating. As desirable and gorgeous as solid wood is, it’s sadly not able to cope with the differing temperatures of under-floor heating. This is something that is growing more and more popular and we can see every house hold having it in 20 years time. This will greatly add appeal and value to your home if you can show off with under-floor heating! So with this being said, we would go for engineered wood as opposed to solid, as it is fine when it comes to differing temperatures. This is due to the nature of the plank construction as it is a man made product. Natural materials don’t tend to cope well with temperature changes all the time!

When the time does come to sell, a prospective buyer will look at features in your home that will remain, which includes the flooring! Although it’s not a disaster changing the floors, it will settle in your buyers mind much better knowing that they don’t have to change the flooring at all – it’s expensive! This will also give you a better selling value too and hopefully more competition for your home on the market! Real wood is the best flooring option to give this effect, due to its timeless and versatile appearance. It will really give your buyers the wow factor!

One of the most useful features of wood flooring is it’s easy-going appearance which will allow your buyers to envision themselves in your home much easier. Something that will help with their imagination is ideal! It goes with nearly every decor theme and very hard to dislike!

If you’ve enjoyed your wood flooring for many years, then maybe it’s time to consider sanding it down to eradicate any stains, scratches and general wear and tear! This will really help you make the most of your flooring and increase its selling value enormously. Most wood floors can be sanded down a number of times, so you have a few goes until you’ll need to replace it. This shouldn’t normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years or so, so you can only imagine how many years you’ll get our of these gorgeous floors!


 

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