Best Flooring for Flipping Houses

House flipping is not for everyone, but if you are one of those brave people, I will share some helpful flooring tips here. When flipping a house, it is crucial to use your money wisely as you don’t always know what problems you’ll run into, and you’ll want to gain the max amount of money when selling. Flooring throughout a house can be one of the main focal points, so it is important to not take this stage lightly.

Pick Floors that Fit the Use of the Room

Although this is a given, it is always important to keep in mind what buyers will appreciate, and what will benefit the house itself. For example, if you are updating a laundry room, you might want to consider luxury vinyl tile or ceramic tile which will increase the value of the home. Both are durable, water resistant, and easy to maintain.

Ceramic Tile (with Schluter-Ditra Membrane Underlayment) installed by Stirling Carpet and Flooring in a laundry room

Flooring Style Fits the House

When converting a house, keep in mind one design/style. Consider if the floor suits the house, along with the overall end goal. In some cases, carpets and textiles might fit in a house with a warm and welcoming style. On the other hand, if you are going for a modern look, engineered hardwood floors might be a better option. If you can keep a flow throughout the house, you will see an increased return on your investment.

Raise the Value of Your Home by Choosing the Right Flooring

When looking for flooring, investigate flooring materials that will improve the property without hurting your profit margins. You may love hardwood, but it’s out of your price range. Look for a more inexpensive option… engineered hardwood can be just as beautiful. You can also achieve the same look while saving money by choosing types of luxury vinyl planks or even some higher-end laminate.

Install Floors Buyers Will Love

If you are flipping a house to sell, try to stay out of your personal style/keep in mind the market and latest trends. It is okay to leave hints of your style, but try and stay away from major personal choices, such as unique swirl tiles in a bathroom. You can never go wrong with a timeless design throughout the house! Visit our Timeless Flooring Blog for ideas!

Upgrade Floors in Rooms That Matter

Flooring can be costly to lay throughout the whole house, and you may not have the budget for it, so focus your attention on the floors most used. This would typically include the kitchen, living room, and master bedroom. Sometimes houses that you buy to flip have hidden gems, like good quality hardwood (or hardwood that needs to be sanded and stained).

I hope that these ideas and tips can help you convert your house while you are in the flooring stage! Or maybe I gave you some inspiration to flip a house?? At Stirling Carpet and Flooring, we always love to see progress pictures of your flooring, along with the finished product! Share your photos to our Facebook page, or email to

– Mikayla

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