Hardwood Flooring Ranked Top Home Feature

A recent data analysis by Frontdoor found that hardwood flooring is the home feature Americans have the greatest interest in. The findings came from the Frontdoor team’s review of data on real estate website Zillow. The company ranked 20 different home features according to average daily views for listings containing each one.

Frontdoor’s report stated: “Good-looking, durable, and easy to clean, it’s easy to see why hardwood floors are the most desirable home feature of all, with the average hardwood-floored home listing on Zillow racking up 261 views a day. Indeed, so attractive is this feature that over half (54%) of home hunters would pay more for a home with hardwood floors, and 64% of homeowners who install it themselves find it makes being at home more enjoyable.”

Specific to living rooms, hardwood flooring also was the most desired feature, ranking higher than an open plan, high ceilings, or even a fireplace. When looking at the most desirable home feature in each state, Frontdoor found that hardwood flooring topped the list in Alabama, Alaska, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, and West Virginia. Reclaimed wood ranked the highest average daily views per listing for eco features in a home, and came in eighth on the list of 20 overall home features.

View the full report and methodology for the findings here.

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