We don't know exactly how much value any flooring will add, but one thing's for certain: Homes with wood floors sell faster and buyers will often pay more for them. 

So, even if it's not the real deal, and as long as it's in good shape, vinyl flooring in the form of a plank would give your home the luxury of visual appeal.

Be mindful, however, that if you are planning to sell, nothing makes a potential buyer run faster than lack of curb appeal, as well as clutter and bad flooring. So make sure: the plank is thick enough; the image is clear and accurate, and that there are features like texturing to give it depth and dimension.

The best place to get this flooring in the Houston area is at A+ Floors 4U. 

Some other things to keep in mind are:

  • Repair and replace. Here's the great thing about a vinyl plank; you just replace the damaged one and not the entire floor.
  • Examine your transitions; for instance, if you have vinyl wood-look in your living room and it opens to the entrance foyer where there can also be a plank, the two should coordinate. They don't need to match exactly, but if they don't work together, you'll just have a confusing mess on your hands and all the luxury will be gone.
  • Highlight the advantages. The biggest advantage of this vinyl flooring is that it not only is a remarkable mimic of wood, with each plank being a strip and then put on boards to resemble genuine timber.

It's also 100 percent waterproof and untouched by excess liquid; that should also be highlighted because it means you can have "wood" floors in places where the genuine thing can't go, such as the bathroom. That's the luxury of the best of both worlds, and the waterproof will be something that storm-prone Houston will appreciate.

  • Durability and easy care: The top layer is a super-strong wear layer that protects against scratches and stains. Just sweep or vacuum with a soft attachment, and run a mop over it periodically.
  • Easy installation. Another huge advantage is that it's DIY-friendly and, thus, can save money. It can be put over most existing floors with either a glue-down, peel-and-stick or click-and-lock method.

For more information, feel free to come into the A+ Floors 4U showroom in Katy, TX.