How Laying Timber Flooring Can Up Your Home’s Resale Value
Nothing screams more about the age of a property than the condition and style of its flooring. It’s all very well to de-clutter, scrub and style your home to within an inch of its life but that only goes so far … unless the floors are part of the makeover too. When you’re looking to sell your property, if you’ve got shabby and outdated flooring, it’s GAME OVER when it comes to attracting the best buyers. Most would-be purchasers make up their mind as to whether to take the plunge on a property based on their first impression. You want to make an impact? You should be installing timber flooring in Brisbane.
Timber flooring—the best choice you’ll make today for tomorrow
Unless you’re planning to stay in your home until they carry you out in a box, the interior of your property shouldn’t be a shrine to interior decorating trends from years gone by. In these uncertain times, your home’s resale value should be first and foremost in your mind any time you make a significant change to the property. After all, your home’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make and life’s twists and turns mean that it’s a great financial safety net if things go awry.
The unparalleled beauty of timber flooring
When it comes to decorating your home, you need to strike a delicate balance going the whole hog when it comes to your own tastes and choosing something elegant and timeless that will appeal to the majority of home buyers if you have to put the property on the market tomorrow. When it comes to flooring, the right choice in terms of future resale value is timber flooring in Brisbane because it’s universally loved and admired as a flooring option. It all boils down to the fact that you won’t find a more beautiful option than timber flooring in Brisbane.
Available in a huge range of colours, features and finishes, timber flooring appeals to all tastes, making it a sensible choice when you’re thinking about selling in the future.
Timber flooring—it’s surprisingly more affordable than you think
Whilst you might have to outlay more initially for the installation of timber flooring in Brisbane, you more than make your money back in terms of durability and the WOW factor it injects in a home.
Time and time again, one of the first things a homebuyer will do when they move in is rip the tiles, lino or carpets up. If you’ve got people traipsing through your property at an open-for-inspection, they’ll already be mentally calculating the cost and inconvenience of getting new flooring installed. Chances are they’ll significantly overestimate the cost and be put off. The reality is that timber flooring is nowhere near as expensive as you might think.
Being proactive by installing timber floors means you’re anticipating what the buyer wants. That’ll increase your prospects of sealing the deal for a better price once your home’s on the market.
Brisbane’s unique climate
We’re blessed with a unique climate here in Queensland. And that’s the beauty of timber flooring. It’s suitable for all climates, but performs exceptionally well in warmer weather. It’s cool in summer and a great insulator in winter too. If you’re going to be selling your Brisbane home, that’s a huge consideration for most buyers.
Making your home an easy choice for buyers
Buyers will love your timber floors for a raft of reasons:
- It looks stunning and photographs very well, meaning that they’ll stop scrolling and earmark your property for a closer look.
- It’s attractive because we’re all time-poor and timber flooring is easier and faster to clean.
- It gives your home a streamlined, uncluttered appearance that helps make your property look bigger and more spacious.
- Choose wisely and timber flooring will complement any style of furniture or colour scheme.
- The neutrality of some types of timber flooring makes it easier for potential buyers to envisage how they will live in the property with their belongings.
Timber flooring is also one of the most hardwearing and durable flooring options on the market. Carpet, on the other hand, has a much shorter lifespan. Most carpets have passed their ‘best before’ date somewhere between seven and 10 years after installation, even sooner, depending on wear and tear. Installed correctly, timber flooring is a beautiful and durable solution that’ll easily outlast the competition by decades.
Timber flooring’s also a great option for the forward-thinking because it can be re-surfaced. However, if done properly by a professional the first time, it should only need buffing and recoating to bring it back to ‘near new’ condition.
Timber flooring in Brisbane—the best option for allergies and asthma
Even with regular cleaning, carpet’s a haven for dust and dust mites, crumbs, dirt, mould spores, pollen and other allergens. It’s also a great hiding place for odours. It might look passably clean on the surface but it’s hard to ignore the uneasy feeling that something nasty’s lurking deep down between the fibres.
If you or a family member suffers from asthma, allergies or some other respiratory illness, that’s a recipe for disaster. Timber flooring’s a much better option when it comes to your health and for that reason it’s also more attractive to homebuyers.
Timber flooring—the right choice for the environment
Depending on the source of your timber flooring in Brisbane, it’s a sound and ecologically friendly choice. There are now more eco-friendly timber flooring options available than ever before. Take your pick from recycled timber, bamboo or timber sourced from sustainable forestry. Timber flooring boasts far lower carbon emissions than polished concrete or ceramic tiles and, in most cases, it’s a completely renewable resource. Your conscience is clear when you choose timber flooring.
Timber flooring and what it means for the economy
Forestry’s also an Australian industry that’s receiving international accolades for its practices and the uniqueness and beauty of the product. Australian timber’s recognised for its incredible range of colours and features. You’re spoilt for choice with timber flooring in Brisbane because the most spectacular timber flooring results are being achieved with local timbers; Australian eucalypts such as:
- Spotted gum
- Blue gum
- Rose gum.
Installing timber flooring means that you can enjoy the elegance and classic beauty of a statement timber floor and support one of the oldest industries in the country. You’re also doing yourself a favour by upping the resale value of your Brisbane home.
Excited by the endless possibilities of timber flooring in your Brisbane home and want to find out more? Contact us at Bennetts Carpets today on 1300 653 314 or on (07) 3821 0907