If you don’t currently have wood floors, consider installing, or planning to prior to selling. Most buyers today prefer or want wood floors, especially in the trendy, modern city of Austin. Floor preference buyers tend to overlook homes that have carpet from corner to corner, as a result homeowners that are selling their homes and do have hardwood floors will list them as a feature in listing details and show off their floors with Pictures displaying only rooms with hardwood floors.

There are many types of wood that is popular in Austin, but let’s look specifically at hardwood and laminate.


Many factors go into the total cost of hardwood floors. Consider investing in classic wood, white oak, hickory, and walnut. These are very popular choices that can bring out rooms in the smallest simplest homes. The lighter the wood is, the higher the risk for it to stain throughout the years, so take this into account when selecting the shade. Today, many homeowners tend to stick to gray, patterned, modern looking Hardwood, so that they don’t worry about maintaining while keeping that modern home appeal.

Cost: Anywhere from $1.50 to $8.00 per square foot, plus installation cost that can run anywhere between 2.75 to $6.75 per square foot.

Laminate Floor

If you are on budget laminated flooring is also a great option. The durability of laminated floors is perfect for homes that consist of high traffic, especially if you have pets. Their very stylish options for laminated floors and modern colors that will still give your home that modern appeal you are going for. Most importantly laminated floors will impact the resale value, giving your home the hardwood look for less investment.

Cost: Anywhere from $1.20 to $3.00 per square foot, plus installation fees between $ 1.25 to $1.50 per square foot.

What are your experiences with these and other floor types?