Choosing a new budget-friendly floor that'll sell your home
Selling your home on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t still do some renovations to boost your home’s value. Redoing old floors is an easy way to improve your home’s value and impress any potential buyers. If you don’t want to break the bank on an expensive floor like hardwood, there are other cost-friendly options.
Here are some cost-effective flooring options that have a good return on investment:
Luxury vinyl flooring
One of the most budget-friendly Calgary flooring options with no compromise to its quality is luxury vinyl. It’s not only low maintenance and low cost compared to tile and wood, but it can replicate the look of both. The cost of it can run under $2 per square foot so that you can buy it for more than one room. Luxury vinyl, though gives you the look and feel of hardwood and boost your home’s value, all without breaking the budget. It also can be bought as either planks or tiles, so you have a few design options available too when you go to any Calgary flooring companies .
If you are looking for a new floor to spruce up your kitchen and make it sell ready, then go for cork. It’s both water-resistant and naturally insulates your feet, so it’s a perfect choice for the kitchen. As a bonus, cork flooring is also an environmentally friendly option! It is safe for children and pets, making it an overall great floor. Cork floors also come in both plank or tile and cost between $2-$5 per square foot at Calgary flooring stores.
Ceramic flooring is as diverse in its designs and appearance, as it is with how much it will cost. The price will range anywhere between $0.50 to $7 per square foot at a Calgary tile shop. The cost is affected based on the quality and durability of the tiles that you choose. With that in mind, if you are installing ceramic as flooring, you want at least a durability rating of 3 or higher. This will make sure your new flooring can withstand all that foot traffic while still looking great. Tiles stores in Calgary can always help with making sure you pick the right grade for your tiles.
You may not think of concrete when it comes to a flooring option, but it’s becoming an increasingly popular choice. Like ceramic flooring, the cost of concrete will depend on the customization and designs included. The basic cost will be between $2 to $6 per square foot, including one colour stain and a smooth overlay finish. The mid-range will cost $7 to $14 per square foot and includes multiple colours and overlay choices. Overlays in concrete, include stamped or textured so that you can customize the floor to the specific room. Properly installed concrete will last a lifetime and needs only minimal maintenance during that time. Check out these images for some concrete flooring design inspiration.
Carpets are another popular budget floor option, but carpet tile gives you the benefits of carpet with a different look. It’s eco-friendly, easy to maintain, and incredibly durable, so it's safe for kids and pets. Since it is also installed like tile, it makes it easier to remove any sections that need to be replaced. Plus, the design options are nearly endless with the combinations and patterns you can make. The price will vary depending on thickness, so costs range between $1 and $4 per square foot.
Read more about common types of flooring.