Making a great first impression on potential buyers is key when selling your home, and flooring can really make or break the open house experience. When your floors look their best, they not only improve the appearance of the space, but also add value to the home. Here are a few tips from the experts at Floor Coverings International® of Cleveland South for preparing your floors when selling your Cuyahoga Falls home.
Before your home goes on the market, you should prepare by deep cleaning your floors. Hire a professional cleaning service to steam clean all carpeted areas of the home and remove noticeable stains and dirt. For areas of the home with hardwood, Floor Coverings International® of Cleveland South can help you refinish your floors. Well-preserved hardwood is attractive to almost all potential buyers, so it’s wise to refinish hardwood floors to remove scratches and restore their original shine before putting your Cuyahoga Falls home on the market.
If your floors are damaged beyond repair, we recommend getting new ones before putting your house up for sale. Flooring that looks worn, or has even minor damage, can be a deterrent for buyers and increase the time it takes to sell. While hardwood will add the most value to your home, even replacing damaged hardwood with a budget-friendly alternative could increase your chances of selling quickly.
Many Cuyahoga Falls homeowners hesitate to update the flooring in their home before looking to sell. However, there are numerous benefits of investing in new floors before your home goes on the market. Mismatched floors can make a space feel disjointed, so you should try to get new floors if your home has several different flooring materials installed throughout. Updating your flooring to achieve a consistent look can create a flow from room to room that will appeal to buyers.
If you do choose to put in new floors before selling your home, try to install flooring that will add value to the home. Slate tile and hardwood are two flooring materials that are popular with homebuyers in Cuyahoga Falls. Investing in quality materials will pay off when you sell your home, because you will be able to list your home for more than you would otherwise.
Get Started in Cuyahoga Falls
If you are getting ready to sell your Cuyahoga Falls home, schedule a free in-home consultation with Floor Coverings International® of Cleveland South. Our design experts can help you find the perfect floors that will make selling your home a breeze. We are proud to serve Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron and the surrounding areas.
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