October 14, 2019 2 min read

So you’ve decided to sell your home! Prepare to embark on one of the more chaotic adventures of a lifetime, complete with late nights, deep cleanings, and hectic showings on top of it all.


In the midst of all this chaos, you might not stop to think about home upgrades—namely flooring upgrades. You may wonder what the point of that is. After all, your home won’t be your home for that much longer; why on Earth would you spend all that money and time putting in an upgrade you won’t even get to appreciate? Moreover, you want to be able to afford your new home, and investing in even vinyl flooring might feel in direct opposition to that goal.


However, it isn’t! Upgrading your floor can not only sell your home faster, but also can do so for more money. E Hardwoods & Flooring, where you can buy hardwood flooring online, explains how below.

There’s a Whole Industry Centered on Prepping Homes to Sell

Yes, you read that right; it’s called home staging. Professional home stagers look over your home and discuss, down to the tiniest detail, what investments you can make and clutter-clearing tactics you can take that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers. This industry is no fluke, either. According to the  Home Staging Resourcein a 2018 survey of over 4,200 homes, 85% of the staged homes sold for more than their unstaged competitors, even when location was controlled.


But what does this industry’s success alone say about flooring renovation to sell?


  • That upgrading your home has a real effect on how much it sells for. This almost seems like common sense. Even objectively, you’d probably want to invest more in purchasing a house that has new hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring. You’d feel comfortable in the longevity of your investment because the flooring had just been put in. Plus, there’s nothing quite like being able to show off fancy new flooring at a housewarming party.
  • That high-end upgrades can help your home sell for more. That same survey mentioned earlier showed that the more the client invested in the staging process, the more that home sold for, even when the initial cost of staging services was controlled for. This shows that putting extra money into your home really does help it to sell. So why not put that new hardwood flooring down?
  • That new flooring could be a part of what helps your home to sell. Countless realtors and home stagers alike recommend flooring as an upgrade that helps homes sell—in other words, a factor that has contributed to the industry’s success.

Order Your Flooring Online With E Hardwoods & Flooring

Your life while you’re selling is chaotic enough. Save yourself the trip to the store and order your flooring online with E Hardwoods & Flooring. You can check out our full stock here, or contact us with any questions.