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We have compiled a list of the best floors to add value to your house.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: September 20, 2021

What Is The Best Flooring To Add Value To Your Property?

Thinking of selling your home? If you want to ensure you are getting the best price, you will need to add on plenty of value.

There are a ton of ways you can do this, no matter what your budget. If you are looking to gain the biggest return on investment, upgrading your flooring is a great start. The question is, if you are looking to sell your house, which floors will add on the most value and get you your asking price?

To help narrow down your selection, we have compiled a list of the best floors to add value to your house. Discover our top picks below...

1. Solid wood flooring

If you want to add the most value to your property, solid wood flooring is the best choice. Although considered the most difficult type of flooring to maintain, buyers are quick to overlook this thanks to its sumptuous looks.

Best Solid Wood Floors to Add Value to Your House

According to data from the National Wood Flooring Association, installing wood flooring can increase a property’s value anywhere from 1% to 10%. Compared to how much you spend on the floor, you could see an impressive return on investment.

2. Engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring is a more affordable option to solid wood. It is also easier to maintain and can be installed with underfloor heating. This often makes it a more attractive option to potential buyers. It provides the real wood effect of hardwood flooring, with a more practical design.

Best Engineered Floors to Add Value to Your House

If you install engineered wood flooring into the home, it won’t deliver the same value as solid wood flooring. However, it can still add on a healthy amount to the asking price. The difference in value between solid wood and engineered wood floors is not significant. This makes it a great choice for those looking to save on their budget. You can read more about engineered wood vs solid wood flooring here to make it easer for you to decide whish is best for you.

Some of the leading engineered wood flooring brands to consider include:


Founded all the way back in 1857, Kahrs remains one of the best-selling flooring brands today. Offering a fantastic range of engineered wood products, they use eco-friendly technology to develop strong and sustainable floors.

Choose from fantastic collections such as Kahrs Life, Kahrs Supreme, and Kahrs Original. Whichever range you choose, you are guaranteed the best quality flooring.

Nature’s Own

The Nature’s Own range provides a selection of sophisticated and luxurious engineered wood floors. Each offers excellent durability and easy installation. You can choose from a wide range of finishes such as Handscraped, brushed, oiled, and lacquered. These remarkable floors offer excellent value for money.

Atkinson & Kirby

In terms of quality and ease of installation, Atkinson & Kirby engineered floors are some of the best. As well as traditional tongue and groove systems, you’ll also find floors with 4G and 5G click systems. You can select from a wide range of finishes and sizes, ensuring there is something to suit your preferences and interior.

3. Laminate

Laminate Floors are popular for their stylish looks and practicality. These days they feature highly realistic wood and stone effects, making them ideal for those on a budget. While these floors won’t add much onto the overall value of the home, they can still increase your return on investment. Due to laminate flooring being easily maintained, they are ideal for busy families.

Best Laminate Floors to Add Value to Your House

You’ll also find laminate floors add more to the value of your property if they are replacing carpet or standard vinyl.

4. LVT flooring

LVT flooring will add the least amount of value onto your property. However, these floors are popular with buyers as they provide realistic wood and stone effects, alongside easy maintenance. The more luxurious the floor looks, the more appealing it will be to buyers.

Best LVT Floors to Add Value to Your Property

Like laminate flooring, you’ll find these floors increase the value of your property if they are replacing carpet.

Some of the key brands to focus on include…


Bentley is our own luxurious brand of flooring. We offer four unique Bentley LVT collections including Classic, Original, Portofino and Portofino Rigid Core. Each features a beautiful realistic wood design, alongside easy installation. Get these floors at low, affordable prices exclusively through us.

Amtico Spacia

Amtico is one of the leading brands when it comes to LVT flooring. We are proud to offer some of the best Amtico collections at the most affordable prices online. One of our most popular collections is Amtico Spacia.

Consisting of over 90 different designs, there is sure to be a floor in this collection to suit your requirements. They can be installed in domestic and commercial settings thanks to their exceptional durability.

Karndean Art Select & Van Gogh

Karndean is another leader in LVT flooring. The brand offers the most extensive range of floors to choose from. Out of the many Karndean collections we supply, the Art Select and Van Gogh ranges tend to be the most popular.

The Karndean Art Select range offers a variety of stone and wood effect floors. The floors are water-resistant, ensuring they can withstand spills and splashes. You’ll find them easy to maintain and highly durable, making them suitable for busy family homes.

The Karndean Van Gogh collection offers a range of luxurious looking floors. It is a multi-format flooring range, available in Rigid Core as well as traditional format. One of its stand-out features is the lifetime residential guarantee supplied by the manufacturer. You know you are getting fantastic quality at an affordable price.

These are some of our most popular LVT floors. You can check out the full range here.

5. Herringbone

Herringbone and parquet floors are luxurious and elegant. Available in a great choice of designs, these stylish floors are highly sought after. If you are looking to add the most value to the home, you’ll want to choose a hardwood or engineered wood Herringbone floor.

You can also find these patterns in laminate and LVT collections. However, they won’t provide the same added value as wood Herringbone flooring.


When selling your home it is important to consider the type of flooring you have. Any type of floor can potentially add value onto your house. However, if you are looking for the biggest return on investment, it’s worth upgrading to solid or engineered wood flooring.

About The Author

Yarl Christie

Yarl is the Managing Director of Stories Flooring. started his career in the flooring industry by becoming a floor fitter at the age of 18 (2004). Yarl finally decided to move with the times and set up an online flooring store (Flooring Yorkshire, 2018). He works closely with the business managers and resource team to source new products from wholesalers, which in turn brings down the sale price. This enables Stories Flooring to be one of the leading UK flooring retailers.