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Taking care of flooring may help boost home's resale value

Taking care of flooring may help boost home's resale value It is never a bad time to improve the resale value of one's home. Well-maintained flooring can help a home develop a cohesive look - attractive to interested buyers - and perhaps even add value to the abode.

Regardless of the particular floor covering, immaculate floors instantly improve a home's aesthetics. Karol Nickell, editor-in-chief of Fresh Home magazine, told SFGate.com that flooring "can help create an impression of spaciousness and airiness."

Experts also suggest taking up wall-to-wall carpeting and refinishing the hardwood that may lurk beneath it. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, 90 percent of real estate agents said houses with well-maintained wood floors sell for higher prices than those without hardwood flooring.

Those interested in installing new flooring, opt for a light colored covering. Nickell suggested to the website, "Whether it's a floating laminate floor, tile or a natural 'green' alternative, lighter-tone flooring can make formerly drab areas appear modern and streamlined."

While maintaining floors may seem like a daunting task, with the arrival of spring cleaning it is the perfect time to fix-up floors and hopefully boost the value of one's home.ADNFCR-2999-ID-19737749-ADNFCR