Any over-personalized renovation can hurt the value of a home, especially something like tiling, which requires more effort and money to replace, according to Bob Gordon, Realtor and blogger at BoulderRealEstateNews.com.
“Many buyers like to upgrade the floors in their homes,” he said. “Adding tile or wood can make an improvement in value — unless you get that person that wants the 1950s diner look and installs black-and-white tile.
For their vision, this is the pinnacle of cool. But for a resale value, most homebuyers will see it as a distraction and something they will need to rip out.”
Instead, consider going with a traditional white tile floor, and buy a rug with the style you’re going for, he recommended.