If you have carpeting covering up your hardwood floors, consider ripping it up before selling it. And if you don’t have wood floors, installing them might be a smart move. As stated in the 1st part of the article there are differences when selling a house flooring can have a large impact. Hardwood was an option offered in the last article. But today we see there are many options that we see can bring value into your home. Morris Flooring offers all of the options that you might need.
An engineered wood floor is a composite of several layers of wood; the top layer is a hardwood veneer. It is normally prefinished, unlike most traditional hardwood planks, which can be either prefinished or finished on the job, Buch said.
Considering both materials and labor, you may save $2 to $3 a square foot by using prefinished, engineered wood flooring, Buch said. Another upside: Some varieties can so closely resemble hardwood planks that they’re difficult for even a trained eye to see the difference. Also, engineered wood flooring can often be used in high moisture areas, since it is less likely to warp.
“Engineered floors are an interesting category and are growing rapidly. They used to be really inexpensive and low quality, but the [quality] has improved dramatically,” Sy said.
The downside: You won’t likely be able to refinish engineered wood floors many times, if at all. “Some veneers out there are so thin, they’re not recommended to be sanded,” Buch said. Other floors might be able to withstand one sanding and refinishing, he added.
The economy-priced solution to wood flooring is laminate, which could cost between $1.20 and $3 a square foot for material, plus $1.25 to $1.50 per square foot for installation, Buch said. Laminate isn’t wood at all, it just looks like it.
Laminate may be a good choice for those looking for temporary flooring; perhaps you know you will be replacing all the floors in your home at some point in the future but one room needs the update now. Or laminate might be appropriate if you’re replacing a floor immediately before putting a home up for sale and don’t want to make a huge investment.
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