London’s real estate continues to be a seller’s market, with the average price for detached homes inching ever closer to the $300,000 mark. As a result, more people are looking into ways to spruce up their home before selling.
One of the easiest ways to do that is through a new floor. But while there are many different options, the perennial favourite is still hardwood.
Hardwood flooring brings a level of warmth to a room that just can’t be achieved with carpet, tile, or laminate. That’s why it has remained a popular home décor staple despite many trends coming and going.
But that doesn’t mean trends don’t affect hardwood floor installations.
For a long time, hardwood flooring was designed to be polished and pristine. When the installers first laid it down, it gave a veneer of flawlessness to a room that was hard to beat.
And while pristine hardwood flooring does look flawless, it isn’t designed for durability. The first dish dropped or pebble stepped on will shatter that look, leaving a painfully noticeable blemish.
These days, more and more homeowners are realizing this, and opting for hand scraped hardwood flooring instead.
“People love hand scraped hardwood over polished hardwood these days because it’s far more forgiving. Polished hard wood can be easily damaged and leave a terrible mess, but hand scraped wood already has a distressed look so any new blemishes just fade into it,” says Mati Edwards of MatiDesign, an interior decorator and home stager in London.
On top of being durable and user friendly, though, hand scraped hardwood flooring has the added bonus of versatility.
“Hand scraped hardwood flooring is nice because it suits a more rustic look, which is perfect for country homes. It also looks nice in converted factory lofts with a more industrial look. And it can give a modern home a more eclectic feel as well,” said Mati.
For those looking to sell their home, a fresh floor installation can help. Homes that have been staged almost always sell quicker, and for more money. As a result, the cost of staging is usually offset.
“Staging a home always costs less than the first price reduction,” said Mati.
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