12 DIY Inexpensive Flooring Ideas

Flooring is an often overlooked DIY project that can add value and comfort to your home. In fact many projects are inexpensive and easy to complete while making your home feel fresher, look nicer, and bring more money when it is time to sell.

Solved! The Best Flooring for Dogs

Furry friends can wreck havoc on floors. When you get a do-over (or start from scratch), select one of these top flooring options to spare yourself unsightly scratches, dents, and dirt.

Q: I am going to overhaul my floors in our home, but I need something that stands up over time to the wear and tear from two pets. What’s the best flooring for dogs?
Bob Vila brings you this response.

Avoid carpets

We highly recommend avoiding carpets with pets. Hardest to clean, quickest to look poor. Carpets soak up odors and liquids as well as getting caught on pets claws, which is not a good thing. Avoid carpet with pets. If you want something affordable try laminate wood. It looks great and is easy to install.

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3 Flooring Projects that Help Sell Your House and Return Your Money
Sand & re-seal your hardwoods:
If you already have existing hardwood floors, consider yourself fortunate!

Sanding and re-sealing existing hardwoods is the flooring renovation project that often helps sell a house at a higher price. Buyers will love the look of restored hardwoods!  For this one you may need to hire a professional but it can be done if you have the time.

Replace worn carpeting

Keeping carpets that are in bad shape will definitely make your house hard to sell and buyers will beat you down on price.

Often, replacing your carpeting will help you sell your home quicker and return a higher price on the sale price of your home. Definitely a project worth looking into is carpet replacement. Also something to consider is replacing carpet with tile or wood.

Add some tile:

Tile adds value to a home and impresses buyers, and if done right isn’t as expensive as most people think. Look through your options and find discontinued or discounted tile. Definitely consider tile if your realtor believes a kitchen or bathroom improvement is necessary.

If you aren’t planning on moving, tile adds beauty and comfort. It is easy to clean if the grout is done right.

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