Lantana Living Magazine August 2021

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re you thinking of updating your home to sell or to fall back in love with where you live? Maybe you are one of the unfortunate souls who are renovating due to the after effects of Snowmaggedon. Either way, follow along as we discuss the latest options in flooring.

“What types of flooring materials should I put in my home if I’m planning to sell?” Oh boy…that is the million dollar question! If you are considering selling right after remodeling or 3-5 years down the road, take note as there is usually not one right answer. But there are most definitely some wrong ones. As a homeowner, you have what may seem like endless possibilities when it comes to types of flooring materials. Some of the choices are wood, vinyl, laminate, tile, and carpet. Those choices alone can be overwhelming, especially since every option has its own set of pros and cons.

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HARDWOOD The first step in choosing the best types

of some of the most popular types of flooring for each room of your home.

needs of your space. Does it get a lot of

HARDWOOD FLOORING

(e.g., don’t install carpet in the kitchen or

Hardwoods are classic, durable, and ageless. Available in a variety of colors and types of wood, it can be refinished and re-stained as needed. Typically, hardwoods are not recommended for areas prone to moisture, but many brands now claim to have scratch and waterresistant options. Though expensive,

of flooring is determining the specific foot traffic? Is it a high moisture area?

bathroom — that’s just an open invitation for mold and stains). Additionally, you’ll

want to balance what works best with your style and budget.

To get you started, we’re going to walk

you through the benefits and drawbacks

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