Historic value of hardwood flooring Historically hardwood flooring has been a luxury item adding transferable value to the homes it was installed in. Value came from not only the fact itself but the specific craftsman that you were able to hire to complete the work. Solid surface throughout the home keeps the home cleaner as well as adds stability to the structure. Hardwoods and also be customized and specifically tailored to the design of the home. Things like hardwood stone and wool carpeting i’ve been regarded as status symbols and only high-end CONSTRUCTION.