New Carpets Add to Your Home’s Appeal

Stepping Up Your Property’s Value

We had carpet fitted in three bedrooms, a hallway and up the stairs. The team were professional and friendly and fitted the carpet to exceptional standards. The carpet is really soft and thick, and of good quality. We're really happy with how it looks in our home and would highly recommend them to our family and friends. Many thanks to Paul and his team.
Jade Chant
Google Review

Stepping Up Your Property’s Value

New carpeting can boost your home’s appeal

If you’re putting your house on the market, or considering doing so in the future, you’ll need to make sure it is spruced up and looking its best. Prospective buyers will obviously be put off by grubby walls, dingy décor, out-dated kitchens, bathrooms past their best, and especially soiled and stained carpeting.

Of course, the value of a property is not solely down to what estate agents call “cosmetic” issues which can be rectified, but how the house presents to a buyer still makes a big difference. If you want to realise your asking price you’ll need to make sure the first impression is aesthetically attractive and appealing, or risk driving potential purchasers away before they’ve even entered the front room.

The Psychological Effect of Fresh Carpets

Step into someone’s home for the first time and you’ll notice – consciously or not – what the overall feel of the space conveys to you. Your eyes will inevitably be drawn to the walls and floor, which play a significant role in your initial perception of whether this is a comfortable, well-maintained home or one that is unloved and unappreciated.

New carpets offer a clean, fresh aesthetic that is indicative of a house that is cared for, hygienic and modern – somewhere anyone would be proud to call home. By contrast, if you are faced with worn, stained or outdated carpeting underfoot you will probably wrinkle your nose, and begin to doubt the overall condition of the property.

If you were considering a property purchase you’d have to agree that psychologically you’d want to avoid the one with old, shabby carpeting.

Luxury Vinyl and Laminate flooring, Professional Carpet and Flooring Fitter, Paul Ealey flooring Specialists Ltd,Bath, Wiltshire,

The Practical Benefits of New Carpeting

Even if you leave aesthetics out of it (after all, grimy old carpeting is something easily replaced) there are several practical benefits about new carpeting that resonate with home buyers who are viewing a house:

  • Improved Comfort and Insulation: Carpets provide a soft, warm surface underfoot. Good quality carpets also offer better insulation, keeping rooms warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which translates to lower energy bills – a selling point for eco-conscious buyers.
  • Noise Reduction: Carpeting effectively absorbs sound, reducing noise transmission between floors. This is particularly important in multi-storey homes and creates a quieter, more peaceful living environment.
  • Safety: Carpets provide better traction compared to hard flooring surfaces, particularly beneficial for families with young children or elderly individuals.

How to Choose the Right Carpeting to Add Value

If you (wisely, we are sure!) decide to renew all or some of the carpeting in your house before you put it on the market, there are some factors to consider when selecting new carpeting. Bear in mind the aim is to increase your property value, and not necessarily just cater to your own individual taste and style.

If you’re serious about selling then the first step with new carpeting is to nail down the demographic of the sort of buyer who is going to be interested in your property, and what type of carpet they are likely to favour under their feet.

For example:

  • Families with young children will likely go for stain-resistant carpeting with a low pile height for easier cleaning. Loop pile is a good choice for durability.
  • Young professionals will more likely want a luxurious look and feel, so investing in wool or natural fibre carpeting is worthwhile.
  • Investors who are buying to let and want a quick turnaround will be happy with neutral shaded synthetic carpets that can withstand regular cleaning.

When selecting new carpeting – whether you’re selling your house or not – its always best to consult with a professional flooring expert who will be able to assess your needs best in respect of material, colour and pattern, pile height, quality and price point. You don’t want to end up paying a fortune for a sumptuous saxony wool blend carpet in a high-traffic hallway where a resilient polypropylene carpet would be more appropriate and affordable.

New Carpets are Cost-Effective Home Improvements

When you’re dressing up your property to put it on the market, you’ll certainly not want to over-capitalise on your cosmetic spend. New carpeting is certainly one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make to give your house a well-groomed, classy and clean look.

Carpeting need not be reserved for just the living room or bedrooms. There is such a wide range of carpeting available that you can find a covering suitable for other spaces too, from sisal, seagrass or jute in the conservatory, or strong synthetic nylon on the stairs, to looped Berber carpets for a home office.

The great thing about covering your floors with carpeting is that you can hide a multitude of sins beneath it, like ugly discoloured floorboards, and course concrete screeds.

So, before you splurge on expensive alterations, interior decoration or extensions to spruce up your property to attract attention on the market, have a professional help you choose and then expertly install new carpeting. It will make a huge difference to the look and feel of your house and you may decide not sell after all! Whether you move or stay put, you will be guaranteed a return on your investment in quality carpeting.

Putting your property up for sale in North-East Somerset or West Wiltshire? Get in touch with Paul Ealey to freshen up your flooring.

Get in touch

Call Us For A Quote