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New Flooring Is A Great Selling Feature

By Lee Cameron Published 06/14/2007 | Real Estate
Floors more than any other aspect have the ability to radically change the look of any room or area. Putting brand new floors into a home not only increases it's asking price on the market but drastically improves the marketing strength of the home. The right floor is one of the major elements in creating a special space in any room as most everything else in the room will have to go well with the floor you choose. Let's explore some of the more popular flooring options that are available today.

Hardwood - Real wood floors are one of the top 2 flooring favorites currently. This is an extremely attractive surface that comes in a variety of finishes and styles. It is more time-consuming to install than some other options but the outcome is very impressive. It is better to purchase a harder type of wood for floors as wood density will figure heavily into the life span of any wood floor. One nice thing about hardwood is it's ability to be sanded down and refinished if it gets a little tired looking after years of use.

Laminate - Laminate has become one of the most common and most popular flooring option available. Most new homes today are being finished with laminate in one or more rooms. Laminate comes in many varieties and mimics many different types of hardwood and other surfaces. A good quality laminate holds up well to wear and tear but like hardwood it can warp if too much moisture gets into it.

Tile - Tile has become the surface of preference for bathrooms and many kitchens. Highly resistant to damage and breakage it is impervious to water damage and therefore the ideal choice for these areas. Tile also comes in so many different styles and colors that any look can easily be created no matter what your individual taste is.

Linoleum - Lino is a highly functional surface that is ideal for areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms. Like tile it is not subject to water damage and its highly resistant to wear and tear.

Carpet - An old favorite carpet is a beautiful flooring cover and is great for keeping floors warm and comfortable. There is a higher level of maintenance on carpet in comparison to other surfaces so make sure you are prepared for it.

No matter what flooring you install in your home, make sure you think about how much use the room will get and plan your flooring accordingly. Take into account the amount of maintenance that will be required and environmental factors like moisture and you should be alright. New flooring is a great way to set your home apart from others on the local market, as buyers love to see shiny new floors.

Lee Cameron is a professional REALTORŪ serving the Orlando real estate market. Lee has consistently proven his talent and knowledge in the real estate business and is known to his flair the business and the care with which he treats his clients. For more info on homes & properties in Orlando contact Lee today.