Tina Evans, Broker
If it's real hardwood & not laminate hardwood can be done in the baths. Laminate doesn't mix at all with water. Of course, it's not the first choice. I think buyers with small children might worry about it but I don't believe it would turn any one away.
Real hardwood is a asset to any home while laminate flooring with the appearance of wood in most cases deminishes the look of the home. The appearance of laminate flooring does not have make the same impression on a buyer as real hardwood floors.
If you are considering laminate floors we recommend exploring all other options before committing.
While I agree hardwood floors are beautiful, they are not practical in areas that routinely get wet, i.e. bathrooms, and most kitchens.
Case in point, we recently bought an renovated a home in West Hills that was built circa 1955. We refinished the existing hardwood floors and installed tile in both baths and the kitchen.
Before that we renovated another house and did put hardwood in the kitchen. I quickly discovered that if you drop most anything heavy on a hardwood floor it will dent it and the only way to properly repair is to replace that piece of wood and refinish the entire floor.