With the housing market as volatile as it is right now, it’s no wonder you want to secure a buyer as quickly as possible—and, of course, for the highest reasonable price point. What better home upgrade to attract a potential purchaser than new flooring? It’s a long-lasting investment that does wonders to brighten up a space and make it look both cleaner and newer. Seeing as Zillow recommends cleaning and decluttering as a way to sell a house fast, new floors are practically a no-brainer.

But the right flooring for your soon-to-be-sold house won’t just surface out of nowhere, nor should you be quick about selecting it. Below, UB Hardwoods, your Plymouth vinyl and wood floor experts, describes how to pick the right flooring for your next open house.

Wood Floors: Always a Solid Bet

Wood is timeless, classical, and it never goes out of style. It’s therefore appealing to a wide variety of tastes and architectural sensibilities. If you’re at a loss on where to begin, hardwood flooring—or at least flooring that looks like hardwood—is a great place to start. It’s got a great ROI, too. According to Realtor.com, the return on investment averages between 70% and 80%.

When selecting the species and format of your wood floor, consider its broader effects on the room as a whole. Some orientations, in fact, can make a room look larger. Check out more about this trick in our engineered hardwood flooring blog!

Where Will the Flooring Be Going?

Of course, you also need to be practical when it comes to choosing your flooring type in this context. Though it might make sense from a monetary standpoint to choose real wood floors for every room, in some circumstances another flooring choice may be a better bet, lest the potential buyer see it as a hassle.

For kitchen and bathroom spaces, for instance, consider vinyl floors. Versatile and durable, they’re tough on water damage and humidity fluctuations, making them great options for places in which splashes happen on the regular.

Carefully Consider Color

Picking a flooring color for an investment project is arguably more difficult than picking one for your own sake. Sure, your personal tastes might not matter as much anymore, but now you have multiple things to consider: how the room currently will look with the potential new flooring, and if it enables buyers to envision their own decor in the space.

Of course, you can’t please everyone, but you can pick traditional, muted colors, like mid browns and grieges, to appeal to as many people as you can.

To learn more about the color-choosing process, check out our floor care blog.

UB Hardwoods: The Perfect Flooring, No Matter the Circumstance

We strive to bring you five-star service and a floor you—and potential buyers—will rave about. Reach our Plymouth office today at 763-807-4500.