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6. Wood Flooring

Having nice flooring is a good way to add value to your home that you will be able to see when you decide to sell. The hottest new trend in flooring is hardwood floors. These look nice and last for many years, which makes them ideal for your home.

The first thing you should know is that you do not have to go with real wood for the flooring. There are several different options, including vinyl. A very nice thing about going with an engineered product over natural wood is that you do not have to worry about it being damaged by water, it is also easier to clean and it is significantly less expensive.

According to an article produced by Home Flooring Pros, “whether you choose solid hardwood flooring or engineered makes little difference in ROI. Choose the one that works best for the location in which it will be installed and your region’s climate (engineered wood for humid locations or solid wood for dry climates).”

There are many options to choose from. If you want to find the type of wood that will be right for the style of your home, you can always consult with a professional flooring company. However a good rule of thumb is to go with a lighter wood color over darker as it brightens up the space.

Another good tip is to try and find a color and material that compliments the other colors in your home. Matching or augmenting the color scheme that your furniture provides is a great way to increase the value of both your furniture and your new flooring. With so many different choices out there, it can make things a lot easier if you find a professional that can help guide you through the process to find the best option for your budget and overall needs.

Remember, unlike many other home improvement upgrades, installing flooring is typically a fairly permanent decision, as removal can be prohibitively expensive. So make sure you get it right the first time!