Whether you are renovating your home in order to make it more attractive to buyers or upgrading your space just so it feels great to live in, investing in your home is usually a great idea! Home values are on the rise and remodeling is a great way to make sure that your house maintains its value, whether you are prepping for a sale or just giving it a refresh while you enjoy it for yourself. If you like your home and your neighborhood, it can be very advantageous to put a little cash into it instead of moving to a different house. Remodeling is a great way to avoid the hassle and cost of moving and also put money back into your home in order to increase its value.
When it comes to making upgrades to your home, flooring is a great place to start! The floors of a room set the stage for its entire aesthetic appeal. Picking a new flooring means taking a number of things into consideration – there are many materials to choose from and each type has a wide range of options to go along with it. Depending on the room and the flow of traffic and other factors, there are reasons to choose one type of flooring over another. It’s exciting to think about the different ways you can upgrade your home and enjoy a more beautiful space! If you have any doubts about how new floors can make your home feel more fabulous, here are 10 ways that they can instantly beautify your home.
One of the most immediate ways you can beautify any home is by replacing old flooring with hardwood floors. Hardwood is the most luxurious and elegant flooring choice and can work in any room, from the living room to the bedroom and even the kitchen. Choosing a dark wood can offer a dramatic flair in a dining room or you can opt for lighter woods in the kitchen or family room to keep the vibe light and playful. Plus hardwood floors tend to add more value to your home.
Your home means your rules! You don’t have to settle for basic colors when it comes to your flooring! You can choose colorful carpets that add a splash of vibrance to a room. Laminates and vinyls often come in bright colors and styles, too! A room with white walls and a bright red or blue carpet can create a vivid effect and brighten up a space immediately. Colored carpeting also provides more padding, which can be great for a bedroom or play area.
Floors, especially in high traffic areas like the kitchen and living room, can show a lot of wear and tear over time. This can lead to your floors looking dull and sometimes dirty. Installing new flooring is a wonderful way to add more brightness to your home! New wood flooring, vinyl flooring, tile flooring or carpeting can instantly brighten up a space and make it look brand new! You don’t have to renovate a whole home to get that just-moved-in feeling – new floors can do this trick for a fraction of the price!
Warmth and Comfort
Home is the space where you and your family come back to in order to relax, entertain guests and recharge for the upcoming day. So it makes sense that you would want your beautiful home to feel warm and comfortable. New floors can add instant warmth and comfort, whether you are choosing a beautiful grain of wood or thick, plush carpeting will beautify your bedroom, living room, dining area or other rooms in your home by warming up the space to make it more comfortable and inviting for you and your guests. Plus, new carpeting in a bedroom is a great way to make sure you can step out of bed onto a soft, warm surface instead of cold, hard floor.
Make for Easy Cleaning
Old floors tend to lose their durability, become more porous and prone to stains and to collect dirt over time, making the cleaning project a big and daunting one. New floors, especially hardwood, laminate, tile or vinyl, are great for easy cleanup! Starting with fresh floors means you can have that clean look everyday. All it takes is a little regular tidying/mopping in order to keep them looking fresh and new over time. With a small amount of spot cleaning, you can save all the scrubbing time for other house projects!
Create a Cohesive Look
The look and feel of any room in the house depends on all of the different design elements. If you want to update a room, new flooring can help you tie different elements together to create a more cohesive look. For instance, if you want your dining room to be more modern and contemporary, you can replace the floors with a dark wood, stone or tile flooring in a color or pattern that makes a bold statement. Or if you have a cozy chic kitchen you can choose rustic wood floors or a laminate or vinyl in a wood color/pattern to tie the whole look together. Flooring is one of the most impactful design elements so you want to make sure it ties together with the lighting, furniture, artwork and other decor in a room.
Get Rid of Stains
You might love the flooring options that came with the house or updates that you have made over the years but it’s just a fact that floors can get stained over time, especially in high-traffic areas or in places that are exposed to water or the elements, like the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and sunroom/porch. While stained floors don’t really affect your quality of life, they do make a room appear more casual and lived in, and can be unsightly if they have been caused by water damage. Installing new floors is a quick and easy way to get those stains out of your sight and enjoy your space to the fullest.
It’s easy to envision solid floors, like hardwood or white tile, but don’t forget there are other options too! Tile, vinyl and laminate flooring come in a wide variety of patterns and colors depending on what kind of look you are going for. This can instantly help an older-looking home look more vibrant and modern. It’s a great way to give any room a minor facelift and make it feel instantly fresh and clean. Plus, you get to show off your own personal tastes and styles with the patterns you choose!
Bathrooms, especially ones that are on the small side, can start to look a little dingy over time. The amount of use that they get and the moisture that can get trapped in floors can start to make them look old and worn very easily. New floors are a wonderful way to perk up the look and feel of any bathroom in your home. You can opt for a sturdy material like ceramic tiles that are both durable and attractive as well as easy to clean up. The room will feel like it’s had a full makeover and will instantly be more beautiful.
The entryway is the first thing you see when you come home and the first thing guests see upon visiting your house – so of course you want it to sparkle! If you have a dedicated entryway, new flooring can instantly make it look cleaner and more luxurious. It’s a space that some people neglect because it isn’t a room that you spend a lot of time in – but it is an important introduction to your home and because it gets a lot of through traffic, the floors can often take a beating. Hardwood floors and ceramic tiles both make a good option for boosting the beauty of your entryway.
If you are considering new flooring to make your home look and feel more beautiful, it’s good to be aware of the options available to you. At Express Flooring, we have professionally trained design consultants come right to your home with flooring samples in order to show you exactly how different materials will look in different areas of your house. Here are some of the options you can choose from.
Hardwood flooring is the traditional favorite in the home. It is durable, and has a warm, natural feel that homeowners tend to love. Of all the hardwoods, oak is generally the most popular choice, but other woods like cherry, Brazilian cherry, walnut and more are also popular options. Hardwood floors come in a variety of styles, including plank, parquet and prefinished boards that make installation easy. Hardwood is a very versatile option because you can choose dark, expensive woods for a more dramatic effect, or lighter, neutral woods and then create the look of the room with accent colors and furniture choices.
Laminate is another popular flooring choice because it is affordable and very easy to install. They are composed of different wood-based materials that have been layered together and then finished with a wood-grain photographic imprint on each board, creating the look of hardwood but allowing for easy clean up and better at fending off tough stains. It makes a good option for rooms like a finished basement, living area, hallways, and other areas where you don’t need the floor to be the star of the show but do want a material that will work well even with lots of people walking back and forth across it.
Tile flooring is a great option for many rooms in the house because most materials help to trap moisture out of the floor, preventing damage over time. It’s also very durable and can stand up to high-traffic areas in the house or rooms that need a sturdier option, like the bathroom or laundry room. You can choose from a wide variety of styles and colors when it comes to tile, such as a small hexagonal pattern vs a large black and white square pattern.
Vinyl flooring is one of the most value-conscious flooring options today, especially for rooms that are prone to moisture problems. It’s also very easy to clean and softer to walk on than tile. Thicker vinyl is great for high-traffic areas as it will stand up over time.
Carpeting is a preferred choice for many homeowners in bedrooms and in family areas, like the family room, den or finished basements. It’s soft to stand on and provides immediate warmth and comfort in a room. Carpeting also provides a relatively inexpensive way to improve the look and feel of a room and you can choose from a variety of colors, fabrics, styles depending on your needs for a certain room.
Express Flooring prides itself on delivering the best in-home sales shopping experience. We serve all metro areas of Phoenix and Tucson. Express Flooring is an in-home sales company. We do not sell at our location. Our professionally trained design consultants bring large flooring samples to the home of the customer and we only use licensed contractors. We make installation easy so you don’t have to shop around for the materials you need or worry about hiring independent contractors who can take a long time to do the work. Call us anytime to schedule an in-home appointment and start making your home more beautiful right away!