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Give your home a facelift!

Posted by kim carpenter on August 2, 2013
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If you are looking to give your home a bit of a facelift, one easy place to start is with the flooring. Replacing outdated or damaged floors can completely revamp the look of any room. And depending on the material you choose, new floors can even make small spaces seem larger. Flooring renovations don’t take much time to complete. If you are feeling brave, you may even be able to finish one as a (strenuous) weekend DIY project. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you could update your flooring to maintain the value of your home.

Hardwood floors have remained in style consistently for over 200 years, so it’s safe to say that this popularity will continue. Replacing your old flooring with shiny, new hardwood is one way to attract buyers into your home. You may want to look into engineered hardwood, because it’s much more durable than traditional hardwood.

You will likely want to replace any rooms with worn or frayed carpeting. Neutral carpet colors are your best bet for resale. Saxony, level-loop or high-density loop carpeting materials are your best bets when it comes to easy cleaning and maintenance.

As for tile flooring, be sure to replace chipped or cracked tiles. You may also want to replace the grout between tiles, as this can get worn and dirty after years of use. Ceramic styles are probably your best bet for new tile flooring because they are durable and water-resistant, which means they will last longer than other tile materials.

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