New Floors to Raise Your Home's Value

Are you a realtor looking to sell a property or a homeowner looking to raise the value of your home? One of the easiest ways to quickly transform your space before putting it on the market is through upgrading the home’s floors. A home’s flooring sets the tone for the rest of the space and can immediately catch the eye of a potential buyer. With so many choices in today’s market, we broke down how each flooring type can help you sell your home. 

New flooring helps selll you home, Johnson's Flooring in Clayton, Ohio and Springboro, Ohio


If you are looking for a floor to upgrade your home and raise its value, look no further than hardwood. According to, hardwood can increase a home’s value by up to 2.5%. Why is that you may ask? Hardwood is a timeless flooring that provides an aesthetic warmth to a home. It is extremely durable and can last for generations. One of the other benefits of hardwood that allows it to last for decades is that its surface can be refinished. This allows homeowners to keep their floors looking fresh and even change color without having to replace the floors.

Because of its long-lasting qualities, hardwood is one of the most expensive flooring types, ranging in price anywhere from $5.00 to $20.00 per square foot depending on the species and quality of the floor. Don't let the price tag scare you though - hardwood floors throughout a home can be a deal maker in the selling process.
Kitchen With Bruce Hardwood from Johnson's Flooring in Clayton, Ohio and Springboro, Ohio

Luxury Vinyl 

While hardwood floors are usually the best long-term investment for your home, there are several flooring types within the resilient category that are the most cost-effective way of increasing the resale value of your home, like luxury vinyl. The price of luxury vinyl typically runs between $1.00 to $10.00 per square foot depending on the quality. Luxury vinyl planks or tiles can mimic the real wood appearance of hardwood, while being much more scratch and water resistant. Additionally, with the high cost of hardwood you may not have much left in your budget to upgrade other parts of your home. 

At a much lower cost and with a similar appearance, luxury vinyl may be able to raise your home’s value to the same price as new hardwood floors while saving money to upgrade other areas of your property.

Living Room With Shaw Endura luxury vinyl plank flooring from Johnson's Flooring in Clayton, Ohio and Springboro, Ohio


New floors compared to outdated floors are always going to make it easier to sell a home and carpet is no exception. There are a plethora of options when it comes to carpet. Not only are there essentially unlimited styles and colors to match any desired look, carpet comes in price levels that can fit with any budget. Affordable options can start as low as $1.00 per square foot ($9.00 per square yard) and some luxury products can cost as much as $8.00 per square foot ($72.00 per square yard). 

While hard surfaces have grown in popularity in recent years, carpet is still desired by many homeowners. Carpet is warm and soft under foot making it a welcome addition to many areas of the home, especially bedrooms. It also absorbs sounds and can reduce noise levels in multi-story homes. 

Bedroom With Shaw Carpet in new house from Johnson's Flooring in Clayton, Ohio and Springboro, Ohio


If you want to cater to the modern family (kids, pets, always on the go, etc.), laminate may be the perfect surface to help sell your home. Laminate is very durable and has a harder surface than hardwood or even luxury vinyl, making it very dent and scratch resistant to things like dog nails and high heels. Recent advances have also made laminate more water resistant to topical spills and pet accidents. Similar to luxury vinyl, laminate is able to mimic the desired wood look of hardwood and comes in many varieties to cater to any desired style, while being a more affordable option. It also has a similar price range as luxury vinyl, falling between $1.00 to $10.00 per square foot. 

Dogs on Mannington Laminate Flooring in a kitchen from Johnson's Flooring in Clayton, Ohio and Springboro, Ohio

Ready to Upgrade Your Home with New Floors?

Visit or contact our Clayton, OH or Springboro, OH locations and our flooring consultants can help you pick the perfect floors. We have over 70,000 square feet of affordable, yet high-quality, in- stock options between the two locations ready to take home as well as a wide variety of special-order products from today's top manufacturers.