When you’re considering a home improvement project, the value of your home should always be something that you consider. It doesn’t matter if you’re not planning on moving anytime in the next 25 years, your thoughts should include, “How will this project affect my home’s resale value?” With assistance from our team at Ollendorff Construction, we can help you make the best decision for your home regarding a floor installation in Los Angeles. We wanted to make it easy for you to get started, so we put together a list of things to think about.
Hard surfaces are better than carpet
Your floor sees a lot of traffic over the years. Even if you don’t have kids or pets running around, you move around your house quite a bit throughout the day without ever thinking twice about it. You might have even taken a second or two periodically to look at the wear of the carpet in certain high-traffic areas of your home. Because of the amount of traffic certain areas of your home see, hard surfaces are often better. Consider getting hardwood, tile, or even vinyl to cover areas that get a considerable amount of foot traffic because it won’t wear out nearly as fast over the years.
Keep carpet in the bedrooms
You might be considering ripping the carpet out of every room in your home and putting down a hard surface. The bedrooms are an area where you’re going to want to keep the carpet. This is because it allows your feet to transition from the softness of your bed to a soft surface on the floor. You don’t have to go directly to a hard surface while your body adjusts to waking up.
Whatever type of flooring you decide to go with, make sure it’s consistent throughout your home. In the mid-1900s it wasn’t uncommon to see homes that used different colored carpet from room to room. Since then, it’s gone out of style and is no longer a common practice. Using the same carpeting or type of wood floor throughout your home is a great way to add value to your home over the alternative because it makes for much easier repairs and looks much nicer as well.
Strategize your transitions
Should you decide to keep the carpet in certain parts of your home when you switch to a hard surface, you’re going to have to have transitions. It’s important to keep in mind that transition strips can be cumbersome and a slight tripping hazard, depending on which kind you decide to go with. Keep transitions out of high traffic areas so they don’t trip somebody who’s simply walking from the kitchen to the living room. If you do need to change the direction you’re laying your flooring, be sure to use a flat transition strip that will minimize the appearance of the strip while keeping walkways safe.
Go with hardwood
One thing home buyers are looking for these days is hardwood floors. While some types do have some slight drawbacks based on their ability to resist water damage, they look great and they’re very durable overall.
When you’re choosing a hardwood floor, it’s important to keep in mind the color scheme that you’ve established in your home, which will include your furniture, cabinets, and walls. If you need help deciding on the right color for your home, speak with one of our experts and we can assist you.
Contact us to get started
Installing new flooring is a great way to increase the value of your home and you can get it done easily with Ollendorff Construction. Get in touch to schedule a consultation for a floor installation in Los Angeles and we’ll come by to give you a free estimate. You can contact us by calling 626-653-3004 or send a message using our contact form.