When it comes to home improvement there are a few large improvements that will not only give your home a brand new look, but they can also increase the value of the property dramatically. These large improvements include replacing the roof, painting the house, putting up new shutters Norwalk oh residents like, and remodeling the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. The fourth improvement you can make to add value and a different vibe to your home is the flooring. For that reason in this article we will be discussing some of the different methods of flooring available for your house.
Home Improvement and Flooring Systems
We have been involved in many different home renovation projects done by local investors. These are typically called “fix and flips” because the properties are purchased, fixed, and resold on the market. What we’ve noticed on almost single one of these flips is that the floor is the first thing to get demoed and the last thing to get installed. This is because most of the homes that are purchased to fix and flip have not been renovated in sometimes more than twenty years. This causes the flooring and every other room in the house to be outdated so the flooring is updated in order for a buyer in the current market to accept the way it looks and feels. Below we will list a few of the trends that are currently available for flooring:
- Five-layer linoleum
- Recycled stone
- Water proof floors
- Interlocking linoleum
- Bamboo flooring
- Aged bamboo flooring
- Leather tile
Five-layer linoleum is an updated version of the linoleum you’ve seen before. Due to the material’s fragile nature it is easily scratched and dented, but this updated version is much more resistant. You can make linoleum look like anything so it is a great choice if you want to have a stone look without the stone feel, etc. You can also water proof your floors by creating a seal in between each piece of tile, wood, or stone. This is a great choice for bathrooms and kitchens because you can simply hose the floors down without worrying about the water seeping through. Bamboo flooring can be nice, but it is much more durable if you install aged bamboo since it will become five times stronger than oak wood. Finally, leather tile will allow your tile to be warm and your feet will thank you.
In conclusion, in this article we discussed the topic of flooring and listed a few different ideas on how you can update your own flooring. Though updating a whole property’s floor is a tedious task, it also allows you to add value to the house while adding a great visible characteristic to it. The choice of material and style will be yours and if you select the right contractor to do the job, you will have an amazing floor that you and your family will love.