Older homes usually have a lot of different flooring problems. From old linoleum flooring to scratched or pitted wood flooring to old stained carpet flooring in older homes can be a real turn off to buyers. If you are trying to sell an older home where the owners don’t want to put money into a flooring upgrade there are some fast fixes that can be done to make the floors look better to potential buyers. Here are some of the easiest ways to make those old floors looks great before putting your Edmonton home on the market:

Pet Scratches

Pets are great, but a dog and cat nails can do some damage to floors over time. If a home has wood floors that have been scratched up by pet nails for many years the best quick fix is to use a tinted wax to fill in the scratches. Tinted wax can be found at any home improvement store and comes in all the most popular natural wood shades so you can find one that matches almost any floor color. You can also use tinted wax to fill in scratches on furniture or wood molding around the house. It’s a great product that homeowners who want to sell their older home should have on hand. It makes doing touch-ups all over the house a lot easier.

Dents And Pits

moving with petsAnother common problem in wood flooring is dents from high heels, boots, and things being dropped on the floor. There is a very easy way to fix this problem. Put a damp towel on the floor and place a hot iron on it. Use the steam function on the iron so that the wood swells up. That will get rid of the dent and make the floor nice and even.

Professional Cleaning

In a home that has old carpeting even if the carpet isn’t stained, it can look old and worn out. A professional carpet cleaning can work wonders for old carpet in a home. A professional carpet cleaning can make the tired old carpet look and feel plush like brand new carpet. It also is a great way to get rid of lingering pet odor if the homeowners have pets.

Floor Decals

Cracked tile floors or scratched linoleum floors will look a lot better after the application of floor decals. Innovative decals can be used to create fun patterns like classic checkerboard black and white floors or a pattern that resembles subway tile. The decals are inexpensive and easy to apply and they will add a lot of visual interest and whimsy to old or dated floors. They also are great for covering up one or two cracked tiles so that the entire floor doesn’t need to be replaced. 

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Listing information last updated on September 23rd, 2023 at 12:02pm CDT.