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How Hardwood Flooring Will Increase Your Home Value?

Posted December 22, 2020

How Hardwood Flooring Will Increase Your Home Value?

Flooring is one of those things that sellers underestimate, but it makes a tremendous difference when placing your home on the market. Prospective buyers prefer move-in ready homes. This is why they’ll walk away from homes with bad flooring, just as they will homes that smell bad or have poor curb appeal.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution: installing hardwood flooring. Wood floors not only open up the home and make it look richer but also they can increase your home value by 3-5%. Hardwood is highly desirable because it’s beautiful, easy to maintain and won’t harbor dust or bacteria.

Let’s explore some of the reasons why hardwood flooring has the potential to increase the value of your New Jersey property.


Solid hardwood flooring instantly makes any room look great. It does an excellent job of opening up a room, especially when you choose hardwood for the entire main floor. When you walk through the front door, you’ll see a spacious, consistent floorplan that looks warm and inviting. This is far more appealing to the sight line than seeing lots of transitions or flooring types.

Elegant Appearance

Few would argue that hardwood looks incredible. It gives homes a richer, more sophisticated appearance. And the best part is, it doesn’t matter what type of wood you choose. A European white oak adds warmth while a dark charcoal in wide planks is modern and tasteful. With a more expensive look, your home instantly increases in value!

Long Lasting

Unlike other flooring options that need to be replaced more often, hardwood lasts for decades. On average, hardwood floors last about 10 years before they need to be refinished. But it can last even longer with proper care and maintenance. Some of the strongest wood options include oak, walnut, ebony, maple, pecan and ash.

Easy to Maintain

People prefer homes that are easy to maintain, and hardwood is about as easy as it gets! To keep hardwood floors clean, all you have to do is sweep, dust mop or vacuum them. Spills won’t leave stains like they can on carpet, but they do need to be cleaned up right away with a dry or slightly damp cloth. And over time as your floors dull, they can be restored.

Option to Refinish

Solid hardwood can be refinished, allowing you to get a whole new floor for less. It’s possible to freshen up your floors without sanding or staining, especially if it only needs a facelift. But if you’re looking for a new color or to fix deep scratches and gaps, a full refinish is the way to go. Isn’t it great that you can get multiple floors out of a single install?

Find the Perfect Hardwood Flooring Today

You can never go wrong with hardwood flooring. Woodhaven has an extensive collection of hardwood that is durable, attractive and affordable. We also have other flooring options to consider as well, including laminate and luxury vinyl. Contact us today to visit our showroom or schedule an estimate. We can help you find the perfect hardwood flooring for your lifestyle and budget!

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