Do hardwood floors add value to a home?

Do hardwood floors add value to a home?

Likely, you've heard stories that hardwood floors can add value to your home. And indeed, formal studies and surveys, as well as anecdotal evidence, show that homebuyers are willing to pay more for a home that features wood flooring. So if a flooring upgrade is a part of your home improvement plan, Ted's Floor & Decor in Sachse, Texas, can assist you with your project.

Engineered wood

Depending on the application, you may find that engineered wood is preferable to solid wood. Less costly engineered wood has a hardwood surface layer, so it looks the same in a room as solid hardwood flooring. But underneath the manufactured planks, you'll find a moisture-tolerant base that is made of plywood. Planks usually interlock so a floating floor can be constructed.


A survey conducted by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) found that 66-percent of homeowners would choose hardwood flooring for their dream home. Further, 68-percent of homeowners said wood flooring is attractive. It was also noted that 66-percent of respondents agree that wood flooring adds value to a home, a thought that realtors echo.

Future projections

Homebuyer flooring preferences are unlikely to change in years to come. Engineered wood, a viable alternative to solid wood, has increased in quality over the years. In addition, realtors routinely report that homes with hardwood flooring are easier to sell and sell for more money. Further, NWFA members expect hardwood flooring sales to increase in the future.

Ted's Floor & Decor specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling. Our services include commercial and residential installation, design consultation, area rug binding, and subfloor repair. In-home flooring estimates are free. Our hardwood flooring company serves Texas, including Garland, Wylie, Murphy, and Plano. We invite you to begin your hardwood flooring project at Ted's Floor & Decor.