Which Types Of Flooring Add The Most Value?

Looking to replace some flooring in your home and wondering which type of flooring will add the most value? While any type of new flooring is better than old worn flooring, there are definitely some flooring materials that hold more value and have a better ROI. The following post lists which types of flooring add the most value and which add the least.

Which adds the most…


Hardwood flooring is likely to add the most value to a home. Many people like the natural appearance of hardwood. It also has a lot of longevity compared to other flooring choices – a hardwood floor can easily last over 100 years.

Choose hardwood in high traffic areas like hallways and living rooms to have the greatest impact. Avoid hardwood in bathrooms where it can become prone to moisture damage.

Luxury vinyl

Regular vinyl flooring may not have much of an impact on your home’s value. However, luxury vinyl such as this Amtico flooring could add a huge amount of value due to its sophisticated look combined with its easy maintenance.

The versatility of vinyl makes it a suitable choice in almost any room from the hallway to the bathroom. Just make sure to choose the right style – a tile-like pattern could look great in a bathroom or kitchen, but may look out of place in a bedroom.

Stone tile

Stone is hard-wearing, easy to maintain and has a luxurious appearance. As a result, stone tile flooring can add a lot of value to a home.

It’s best reserved for downstairs rooms and bathrooms. Stone tile in a bedroom may put off buyers due to its lack of warmth and comfort.

Which adds the least…


50 years ago, carpet was the go-to choice of flooring in almost every room. Nowadays, a lot of buyers are put off by carpet in downstairs areas due to its high level of maintenance. Carpet in a bathroom or kitchen is particularly sinful and is a sure way to devalue a home.

The one place where it’s worth keeping carpets is the bedroom. Most people still want a carpeted bedroom because of its comfort. Carpets are also a good option in apartments because they help absorb noise.


Laminate is very popular nowadays. However, it’s become so commonplace that it typically doesn’t add much value. Laminate also wears quite quickly compared to other types of flooring.

Good quality laminate flooring may boost the value of your home – particularly when put in rooms such as the kitchen. You may find that many people also prefer it to carpet in hallways and living spaces. As with hardwood, avoid it in the bathroom.


Linoleum has largely gone out of fashion. Many people think it has a ‘cheap’ look. As a result, it likely won’t add any value, and could even devalue your home if placed in certain rooms like bedrooms and living rooms.

Some styles of linoleum can look more sophisticated than others. These could still be a good kitchen flooring option if you’re on a tight budget.

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