flooring resale value mentorWhen reselling a home, one of the most significant factors that can increase your property’s value lies in its flooring. High quality, beautiful floors will make all the difference and could get your Mentor home off the market quicker and at a greater price. Helping to prep homes for resale is one of the things we do here at Floor Coverings International of Mentor, so we’ve compiled a few of our favorite floors for reselling your home below.


Hardwood always has been and likely always will be the best floor for increasing your resale value. Real wood floors are something that buyers look for, so if you have some hiding under your old carpet, then rip that carpet up and refinish the gold mine living beneath it.

If it is in your budget to install new hardwood in your home, make sure to place it in the most essential rooms first. For hardwood, this will include the kitchen or living room. It’s best to stick to traditional looks that will suit most people’s taste like cherry, oak, or maple. Stay away from trends like parquet, as these might not be to every buyer’s liking.

Engineered Hardwood or Laminate

Engineered hardwoods offer the same traditional beauty as solid hardwoods but for a smaller price depending on the tree species you choose. Laminate is an even more affordable alternative that will give your home the same look and similar durability. In the end, your return on investment matters, so don’t go for expensive floors if the resale value of your home is relatively low.

The wood aesthetic and durability of these options can significantly boost your resale value without breaking the bank. Even bringing the hardwood look to one room can make all the difference, as long as it’s an area that will make an impression, like the entryway or kitchen.


Real stone like travertine, marble, and limestone all boost resale value because they offer buyers natural beauty and durability. These will be most effective if used in a foyer, kitchen, or bathroom. Like hardwood, real stone can be pricy, so only select these styles if their resale boost will validate their price.

Porcelain tiles are a suitable alternative to natural stone, as they can look just as beautiful but will be more affordable to install. Update kitchen or bathroom backsplashes with tile for an added boost of value if it suits your budget. Also take wood-look tile into account if you’re considering tile. This type of porcelain or ceramic tile is made to look and feel like real wood, and its style could give your resale value an extra boost.

Get Started Today

Increasing the resale value of your Mentor home with new flooring can be easy and affordable when you know all of your options! Call the experts at Floor Coverings International of Mentor today to schedule your free in-home design consultation, and learn more about how we can help you with your resale. We proudly serve the greater Mentor, Painesville, and Willoughby areas.


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