The Right Flooring for Staging Your Housing Development

June 6, 2017 10:16 am Published by

Open plan kitchen in a staging homeAs a housing developer, you’ll need to correctly determine which type of carpet or flooring is best suited to your development project. You’ll not only be aware of staying within budget but also choosing a flooring style that compliments the look and feel of the property in order to encourage sales.

We know that that flooring is a key element for housing developers up and down the country.

With hundreds of flooring options available, we thought we’d run through some of our top recommendations for the best flooring in each room ensuring you not only make a great first impression in your staging property but meet the requirements of your residents.

Make An Entrance With the Right Flooring

The hallway, entrance room and stairs are the first areas of the home a potential buyer will see. A recent study found that homebuyers make a decision on whether or not to buy a home in just 27 minutes – so it’s worth ensuring their first impression is a good one.

Solid wood floors are the perfect way to impress potential buyers and due to their durability, will reassure them that their hallway will stay looking impressive for a long time.

In larger properties, we’d suggest considering a laminate wood floor which keeps the beautiful look and feel of solid wood with a more durable surface. This is particularly great for the footfall of a staging property.

In fact, to ensure that your staging property continues to impress we’d highly recommend a rug or mat to protect the flooring within the rest of the property.

Entrance vinyl flooring

Turn Up the Heat with Stunning Kitchen Flooring

As the most frequently used room in a house, potential buyers will be on the lookout for kitchen  flooring that is practical and durable. Vinyl flooring is a cost effective, hygienic and durable option for kitchens, and comes in a range of colours and styles to complement the décor of the property.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more natural look – a solid wood floor might be a better option, this will however, require more care and maintenance than a Vinyl or Laminate alternative.

Impress with the Perfect Bathroom Flooring

The flooring in the bathroom needs to be a balance of looks and functionality in order to handle the high moisture levels in the room without posing a risk of slipping. Our two most popular flooring options for bathrooms are Vinyl flooring and Laminate, some of their main benefits in the bathroom include:

  • Vinyl flooring is hygienic, durable and easy to clean. It is also one of the most popular choices with developers due to its cost effectiveness, ease of fitting and range of colours and styles available.
  • Quality Laminate floor has the look and feel of solid wood floor, but with its protective layers it will not react negatively to the moisture in the room as a real wood floor would.

For more tips on how to get your bathroom looking perfect – check out our latest blog post.

Practical Bathroom Flooring

Sleep Tight With Beautiful Carpets In the Bedroom

The bedroom is a place to unwind and relax. For this reason, our beautiful carpets are the most popular choice for homeowners and housing developers. With a number of styles available to suit any budget & taste, creating a relaxing bedroom atmosphere doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.

If you’re looking for a more natural option to carpeting in order to complement the rest of the property’s décor – natural wooden flooring has also become a very popular choice in bedrooms across homes in the UK, thanks to its clean natural look, durability and noise insulation properties.

Comfortable Bedroom Carpet Flooring

Set the Stage for a Sale – Top Tips For Decorating Your Staging Home 

Besides the location, buyer’s budget and size of the property – it may feel like there is nothing you can do to persuade the buyer to make a purchase. However, we’ve compiled a number of tips for developers to help you make your properties look their best and increase sales:

  • Keep Colours Neutral – Keeping your paint colours neutral allows buyers to envision themselves putting their own ‘stamp’ or personality on the property.
  • Rearrange The Furniture – The furniture in your staging home should be arranged to increase the amount of perceived space in the home – this could include moving sofas to the corners of rooms, and using mirrors to give the illusion of more space.
  • Keep It Light – Keeping the property light gives the illusion of warmth and increased space. Use spotlights in the corners of rooms where the sunlight does not naturally reach.
  • Add A Floral Touch – Plants brighten up rooms and create a more homely feel. Be careful with plants that produce a lot of pollen as this could disrupt viewers with hay fever.

Not Sure Where To Start?

If you’re a property developer looking for the perfect bespoke flooring solution for your properties – we can help. We have a whole range of products designed to suit your needs regardless of size, budget or style preference.

We offer a quick turnaround to fit around your busy schedule, and can even fit flooring during busy term times such as in-between university semesters. Give us a call today on 01179 637979, or drop us an email today to see how we can help you.

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