Fix-and-Flip
September 5, 2022

Best Flooring Options For A House Flip

Introduction

If you are flipping a house and plan on redoing the flooring, the first thing to consider is what comparable properties have as flooring. When pulling comps of the property, find 3-4 houses in a 5 mile radius that are recently renovated and take note of what they used for flooring. Some of the most common options include carpet, vinyl, wood and concrete. Each option has its own pros and cons but also depends on what kind of style you're going for in your home. For example, if your potential buyer has pets or children that want to play on the ground then a laminate floor might be a good option because they're easy to clean up after messes happen. However if you're looking for something more durable then hardwood floors would be best since they can last longer than other types such as laminate or carpeting which can become damaged easily from too much wear and tear over time.

Carpet

If you have a room that gets a lot of wear or is used by kids, carpeting is a great option. Carpet is soft to the touch and easy to clean up spills. It’s also relatively inexpensive and lasts for years.

Carpet can be expensive, so if you have an open floor plan with lots of traffic flow between rooms (like in many condos), consider installing tile in those areas instead. You can use rugs or area carpets to add some extra color and design interest around the edges of your hardwood floors or other flooring materials like laminate or ceramic tiles.

Vinyl

Vinyl is a popular choice, as it's easy to maintain and clean. If you have pets or kids, vinyl is an excellent option because it's durable and resistant to stains, scratches, and dents. Vinyl is also moisture-resistant, which means that it will not stain when exposed to water. However, don't forget that most vinyl floors are not waterproof.

If you're looking for something more durable than vinyl but still want the ease of maintenance that comes with this type of flooring material (and don't mind having a few extra square feet in your house), consider ceramic tile or porcelain tile. These two options are more durable than traditional hardwood flooring—but they require more work from homeowners as well!

Wood

Wood

Wood is one of the most popular flooring options for a house due to its durability and appearance. Wood floors can be refinished if they get scratched and they’re easier to clean than carpeting, which makes them an ideal choice for families with children or pets who might track in dirt or mess up the carpet. However, wood floors are more expensive than other options and require regular maintenance to keep looking their best.

Concrete

Concrete is a great option if you're looking for flooring that can stand up to long-term use. It's hard-wearing, durable and easy to clean. Concrete floors can be designed to mimic wood or tile patterns, which makes them stylish additions to any home.

However, concrete isn't suitable for pets because their claws may scratch the surface and damage it over time. It's also expensive to install: expect concrete prices per square meter (or yard) to be between $1-$8 US dollars depending on the area where you live and whether you have it professionally installed or do the work yourself.

Laminate

Laminate flooring is a good choice if you have pets. This type of flooring is easy to maintain, install, and install at an affordable price. Laminate flooring is available in a wide range of colors and styles so it will look good in any room!

Laminate flooring can be installed over concrete or existing tile floors with little preparation work needed. You simply lay down adhesive layer over the subfloor and place sheets of laminate on top. The edges are staggered so you don't have to worry about dragging any dirt into open spaces between planks as they lay flat against each other when finished installing without gaps between them like other types such as hardwood where dust could get trapped there too easily leading over time may cause problems later on down road...

Wood floors look great, but come at a cost.

Wood floors look great, but if you have pets and children, it might be worth looking at another option. Wood floors can be damaged by pets (even the smallest ones) and young kids. If you've got dogs that shed hair or cats who scratch on the floor, then your wood will be ruined in no time.

Wood floors are not a good option for houses with children. Kids love to run around barefoot and jump off furniture—not only does this increase wear-and-tear on your flooring, but it also increases the risk of injury from tripping over something on the ground below them!

Wood is expensive compared to other options like vinyl or carpeting; installing hardwood floors yourself can be difficult as well (especially if there's not much room between walls). It also needs regular maintenance (such as waxing) to keep it looking nice over time!

Conclusion

In the end, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best flooring for your home. The first is that different types of flooring will look different depending on what kind of space you’re looking at. So if you have an older home that has been updated with modern decor and furniture, then it makes sense to go with something like vinyl or laminate. If your house is more traditional in style, then maybe wood would be better suited instead! Do not blow a budget out on flooring that you personally think looks best. Remember, this is an investment property, not a forever home. Make a sound decision based on what is selling in your area and what your scope of work and budget looks like.

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