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Five ways to boost your house price through your flooring

With house prices falling at the fastest rate in 14 years, it’s never been more important to boost the value of your home. But when making home improvements it’s all about choosing wisely, to ensure you’re going to get a return on your investment.


And recent studies have shown flooring can increase the value of a property by 5 per cent, the importance of your chosen flooring cannot be underestimated. By choosing the right materials and styles you can attract buyers while improving the overall feel of your living space.


Alex Heslop, Trend Specialist at Flooring Superstore shares their advice on how to increase the value of your property through refreshing your flooring.


Timeless Hardwood


“Wooden flooring will continue to be a popular choice among homeowners and buyers alike. A real wood floor is a fantastic investment as wood has durability and longevity and is bound to add the wow factor to any living space. 


“Real wood flooring is also an attractive feature for buyers as it can be updated and refreshed, allowing new homeowners to put their stamp on the property without investing in a complete overhaul. To ensure your home has broad appeal opt for timeless styles and light finishes in wood grains such as beech or ash. For added durability engineered wood floors, made up of three layers of wood, are a popular choice.”


Get the look:

•  Flooring Superstore Parquet Oak is a luxury solid wood parquet style of flooring that is sure to be a talking point in any sitting room, dining room or hallway. £49.99 per square metre.

• Flooring Superstore Carpenter’s Choice Herringbone this engineered wood flooring is sure to add a touch of warmth to your living space and its lacquered finish makes the natural grain stand out while providing added durability to your flooring. £59.99 per square metre.


Luxury vinyl


“Vinyl flooring has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) offer a durable and hardwearing option which mimics the appearance of hardwood, stone or tile for a fraction of the cost.


“For those looking to achieve the premium finish of real wood with added durability, LVT is a fantastic option and really comes into its own in those rooms more prone to spills such as kitchens and bathrooms, due to its additional waterproof qualities that solid wood doesn’t offer.”


Get the look:

Flooring Superstore’s Evocore Flooring in Natural Champagne Oak features wood grain and knot details for the charm of solid wood with added durability making it suitable for any and every living space. £39.99 per square metre.


Consider the flow of your flooring


“By creating a consistent look in your home which works across every room your property will feel more expansive and connected, increasing its perceived value. Having the same flooring throughout your house will give a feeling of cohesiveness and create a sense of space. 


“But it’s important to be practical when it comes to your flooring choices, so while you may prefer a hardwearing LVT for your kitchen and a plush carpet for your living space, go for complementary materials and colours to maintain a consistent flow of your interior throughout your home.”


Get the look:

Flooring Superstore’s Herringbone Golden Oak is an ideal choice for any home makeover, brining natural warm colours to any living space. Its hardwearing properties will make it resistance to stains and scuffs. £31.99 per square metre.


Eco friendly options


“With skyrocketing utility bills, another consideration that will be high up on the agenda of potential buyers will be insulation.


“Carpet is an effective insulator for the home as its fibres trap cold air which stops your home from cooling too much. The thicker the carpet the better the insulation – saving you money on your bills in the long run.”


Get the look:

A white carpet with a basket of flowers

• Flooring Superstore’s Dartmoor Carpet in Morning Light is an eco-friendly natural wool loop carpet that is sure to add the wow factor to any space. £39.99 per square metre.


Statement tiles


“Don’t be afraid to add a splash of creativity to make your home memorable. Whether it be ceramic, porcelain or natural stone – tiles are the perfect addition to your home to make a statement while retaining that all important kerb appeal.


“First impressions count, so why not add intricate mosaic designs to your hallway for added charm that is sure to help your property stand out from the crowd.”


Get the look:

• Flooring Superstore’s Patterned Tiles in Terracotta Mosaic combines stunning shades of blue, cotton white and onyx black in a statement mosaic pattern which add personality to any space. £23.99 per square metre

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