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Hardwood Flooring Is What Homeowners Want

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

Hardwood Flooring Is the Most Popular Flooring. It’s What Homeowners Want.

According to HGTV, the top request of home buyers and renters when looking for a house is hardwood flooring. In fact, a study of homebuyer preferences by USA Today using data from the National Association of REALTORS® found that 54% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring.

Our own experience jives with these headlines. We know firsthand that the most popular flooring choice of homeowners is hardwood flooring because we tear out a great deal of carpeting to replace it with hardwood.

Installing hardwood flooring can cost between $9 and $12 per square foot, compared with about $3 to $5 per square foot for carpet—so some homeowners opt to install hardwood only in certain rooms rather than throughout their home. However, carpet typically needs to be replaced when it becomes stained or worn out. Good quality carpet can last about 8 to 10 years, while hardwood can last forever.

The return on investment for installing hardwood will vary according to your market and other factors, but hardwood flooring can often help your home sell faster.

See a cost analysis of carpeting vs hardwood over a homeowner’s lifetime in another blog post: Cost Comparison: Carpeting vs. Hardwood Flooring.

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