A home remodel can be daunting task. Trying to figure out what to choose to add value to your home can be overwhelming. One investment that is always safe is taking out that old carpet and installing wood flooring. The right flooring can not only help you snag potential buyers, but it can also boost your home’s value. But what type of flooring is the right option? Regardless if you live inland or on the coast, hardwood flooring is always a great choice. It is a timeless look that never falls out of fashion and the long lifetime of the product ensures that the home will have gorgeous floors for several generations of home owners.
(Above) A Florida home remodel using wood paneling and flooring for a beautiful Caribbean Feel.
Engineered Flooring for Coastal Areas
If you live on the coast, a high quality engineered hardwood flooring is a great option. It gives the home the beauty and charm of solid wood flooring with the extra durability of the plywood backing. Want to make your home eco-friendly? Choose an engineered flooring that is back on sustainable plywood with a reclaimed veneer. A low VOC glue can also be a healthy choice. It is also important to choose an engineered flooring with a 4 mil veneer to allow for refinishing.
(Above) Home remodel using a solid wood flooring.
Solid choice in Solid Flooring
Solid wood flooring can add great value to a home when it comes to resale. Solid wood flooring gives your home a hygienic, gorgeous wow factor that your family and future residents can enjoy for decades. A study of home buyer preferences by USA Today using data from the National Association of Realtors found that 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring. Wood is easy to clean and maintain, and it can be sanded and refinished multiple times, which means it retains its value for the long haul (time.com).
So which type of flooring is better for you? To get the most bang for your buck, stick with hardwood. Potential buyers will find it more desirable—and you get to enjoy its natural beauty for as long as you own your home.