Ugly flooring can be a real problem when trying to sell a home. Buyers often don’t want the hassle or expense of changing out flooring in a home. But, the sellers might not want to invest a lot of time and money into changing the flooring in a house they are trying to sell. One option is for the sellers to offer a credit for new flooring so that buyers can put in the flooring they want. But there are other options that are quick, relatively inexpensive, and will make the home look a lot better to potential buyers. Here are 4 quick fixes for ugly flooring that will make a home a lot more appealing:

Stone Peel And Stick Tile

Peel and stick tile has come a long way from those garish 70s nightmares. Now there are plenty of options for stone and marble look peel and stick tiles that look amazingly close to the real thing. In addition, these tiles can be grouted so that in a weekend homeowners can lay what looks like a beautiful stone or marble floor throughout the house. It is a great option for homeowners that really need to improve the look of the flooring in order to attract buyers but do not want to invest in an entirely new floor.

Stained Concrete

In some homes, the homeowners have closed in the garage or patio in order to expand the square footage. While that’s a clever way to increase the living space of the home it can leave the floors looking a bit shabby. Stained concrete is easy to do and it looks polished and decorative. Many home buyers love the look of stained concrete floors and they like the durability of the concrete floor. It doesn’t matter if the concrete finish isn’t perfect either because small blemishes add to the beauty of the floor. This is a great quick fix for nasty looking floors.

Carpet Tiles

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If there is no time to add carpeting or the homeowner does not want to invest in carpeting, carpet tiles are a great option. They come in a huge range of colors and patterns and they will make the house look great. And if the buyer doesn’t care for the color or the pattern they can just replace the tiles with a color or pattern that they like better. Carpet tiles are also a good choice because if a piece gets stained the entire carpet doesn’t need replacing. Only one or a couple of tiles will need to be replaced.


Painting the floor might seem like a crazy idea, but it is a great one! Old hardwood floors that look shabby can be turned into shabby chic Pinterest worthy floors with some paint and some clever stenciling. In a weekend, a home can go from looking dismal to looking amazing by cleverly using paint and stencils. Create a geometric pattern on the floor or just stick with traditional black and white squares. Just paint, seal, and the floor will look a lot better.

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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2022 at 5:02pm CDT.