Important Flooring Maintenance Tips To Consider To Increase Home Value

The average price of residential property in the UK in September 2019 was £232,574. It is down by 0.4 percent from the previous month. This trend showed that the house price growth in the country has slackened to its slowest pace during the past six years. If you’re planning to sell your house any time soon, it’s vital to ensure that you have maintained your property properly. The house must be free from wear and tear before offering it to possible buyers. Often, homeowners neglect to fix up their floors before selling the house, which can diminish the value of their home. Here are the types of flooring that you need to get into good shape in order to secure a good offer for your property.

Tile Flooring

One of the major factors that can increase the value of a property is a well-maintained bathrooms This is why it’s very important to make sure that each individual piece of floor tiling in your bathroom is free of stains. You also need to keep the grout clean before you put the property on the market. If the bathroom floor tiles are in bad shape, you may consider having them repaired if you have the budget. It that option is not possible, pay extra attention to making the floor look clean and properly polished using the right cleaning products.  If you have marble flooring then cleaning marble floor will need some specialist advice. 

Hardwood Flooring

Well-polished hardwood floors can impress potential buyers. They can also increase the value of the property significantly, especially if the hardwood used is of high quality. So before you let your potential buyers in for a house tour, polish the hardwood floors thoroughly. They should be cleaned using a wood floor polish, or you can use a cleaning mixture made up of four cups of warm water and several drops of dish soap.

Carpet Maintenance

Dirt on the carpet can be easily seen by the naked eye. This is why it is very important to vacuum at least once a week to avoid dirt accumulation. If there is more foot traffic inside your home, you need to repeat the vacuum process more than once. It will also help if you look out for tough carpet stains and other irreparable damages. If you have the money, replace your old carpet with a new one before inviting potential buyers inside your home.  

Your home flooring will always be an important component that property buyers will consider before purchasing a house. As far as possible, the floor areas need to be spic and span and free from blemishes. This will ensure that buyers will not turn away from your house and look for property elsewhere, and it will also increase the figure you’re likely to get for your sale.

Landscaping

Many people ask the question, does landscaping increase property value? The answer is a profound yes. Landscaping is one of the best things a homeowner can do outside of a house to increase its value. Landscaping can enhance the look of a property while adding value, creating a better financial standing when refinancing or selling.

 

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.

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