How hardwood floors increase the value of your home


One of the most popular flooring types for homeowners to choose from, hardwood floors are durable and versatile, and look great in any home.

But do hardwood floors increase the value of your home?

Does the price you pay at installation include an increase in your property value? It’s a question that many people ask themselves before they decide to install new hardwoods.

In this article, Havwoods offers some helpful insights into how much value a new hardwood timber floor can add to your property.

And it is! A hardwood floor does increase your home’s value, but by how much?

We spoke with a successful agent, Ryan Woo of Stone Real Estate in Sydney’s North Shore to get his low-down on how hardwood flooring can add value to your home.

So how much value do hardwood floors add to a home when selling? Ryan explains hardwood floors ‘make the home look more attractive, which can increase buyer interest’.

“Most people prefer timber flooring because they are seen as low maintenance, durable, allergy-free and modern,” he says.

How do homes with hardwood floors compare to homes with carpet when selling?

“They often increase the visual appeal of the home and make them look more modern. They can enhance the space to make it feel bigger.”

So is it worth renovating your home’s flooring to hardwood floors to increase value when selling?

“Yes, based on the above points,” Ryan confirms, explaining that hardwood floors have an ‘overall increasing appeal to buyers’.

What type of engineered timber will add value to your home when selling?

Choosing the right timber flooring can be a daunting task. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know which one will add value to your home when selling. Colored engineered timber is becoming a popular choice for homeowners and finding the perfect product for your space depends on the overall design theme of your home.

If you’re looking to celebrate everything Australian, our Australian Collection is perfect for you. It is durable and resilient, and the color hues range from beautiful golden tones and earthy red-brown shades to slightly pink.

If however, your home has a more rustic feel, you can check out our beautiful Relik range. Relik embraces all of Havwoods’ popular collection of reclaimed timbers and reproduction reclaimed timbers under one range. Sourced from two different mills, one British-owned and one Dutch, it includes reproduction as well as genuine reclaimed products.

On the other hand, if your home embraces a more coastal look, we recommend you check out our post on interior design ideas for a beach-chic bedroom.

A classic and timeless look that brings a touch of opulence to any space, Chevron and Herringbone are two of the most popular engineered timber flooring designs. Not sure what the difference is? Check out our helpful explainer: Chevron flooring vs Herringbone flooring: what’s the difference?

Want to see how hardwood floors would feel in your home?

Want to make a change to your flooring but not sure which style is right? Check out the Havwoods Floor Visualizer tool to visualize our vast range of options in your own home or office.