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Debbie Gartner - I don't mind at all. I really appreciate it. I will check out the posts later when I have more time to read.


Nov 24, 2014 01:43 AM
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Debbie Gartner - Thank you for your wonderful input. I truly appreciate it.

Nov 22, 2014 05:19 AM
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Diana Dahlberg - I agree. I am considering it for my own home, actually. 

Nov 22, 2014 02:49 AM
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Actually I believe it will hold up better than wood and will be ageless in time because of the durability. What are your thoughts on that?

Nov 22, 2014 02:33 AM
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Diana Dahlberg - What do you think of the wood-look tile? Do you think this will seem dated later?

Nov 22, 2014 02:24 AM
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Learning from other answers.

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It is the choice they need to make.

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Ceramic tile in a wood pattern.

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Jason, as of today, there is a craze for hardwood floors.

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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman - Good points, Michael! 

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a neutral, large tile is probably one of the most timely things, but when consulting with people it's usually about a quick fix. Different people have different tastes so I encourage my clients to go inexpensive - laminate or carpeting to get the most bang for the buck.

Nov 24, 2014 12:20 AM
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Jason Crouch I hope this is okay. I'm attaching links for a couple of articles that I wrote that may help you and other people that may search this in the future.  Feel free to delete.

What types of flooring provide the best ROI?

Flooring and selling your home - what's most important?

What types of flooring do buyers prefers?

Nov 23, 2014 09:17 PM
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Jason Crouch of course I have to add my 2 cents here.  But, I will caveat this on "it depends."  It depends on georgraphy, construction of house and budget.

Here in NY and Northeast/Mid Atlantic, by far, the preferred flooring would be hardwood (assuming we are talking about a house and not an apartment). And, here, the hardwood will bring in way more value AND cost less than tile.  Here, tile is cold on your feet and hard and expensive.  And, it often cracks, and it's very taste specific.  Here, it costs less to install hardwood than tile.

Now, my guess is that in Texas and warm states where many houses are built on slabs, the opposite is true.  It is less expensive to install tile than hardwood (due to the concrete) and labor rates for tile in the south are way less than here, and labor rates and cost of wood are more.  In the south, a colder/cooler floor is often preferred, but here in the colder weather, most people don't like it.

Once tile is down, ripping it up is way more expensive (esp if it's on a slab and requires jackhammer) vs. hardwood (and solid hardwood, BTW, will last 100+ years before it needs to be replaced.

Personally, I love the tile that looks like hardwood.  But, yes, most tile is taste specific and yes, I'm sure it will go out of style and look dated...just like tons of other tiles that I see from 20-30 yrs ago.  Tastes and styles change.  And, even now, only a portion of the people like it.  Here (at least) virtually everyone (i.e. over 90% love hardwood).  They will often disagree on color of hardwood, but that is very simple to change w/ a sand & refinish.

So, getting back to the question...but I will answer for my geography where I'm an expert Northeast/Midatlantic).

1.  If there is hardwood underneath the carpet, by all means rip it up and refinish it.  This is a frequent occurrence and will by far get you highest ROI.  If spending is limited and/or too inconvenient to move stuff, then at least rip up the carpet and leave the floors as it. 

2.  If there is no hardwood (and if there is plywood subfloor) and if in nice area, add hardwood floors...at least to key areas such as LR/DR and/or MBR.  This almost always get very positive ROI, but it does cost money so if seller doesn't have that than...

3.  Replace w/ neutral carpet - as this will cost less.

Laminate is generally a poor option for the nicer areas here..buyers turn their noses up at this (for an apartment it can work), but not for the average house...median SFH in our area = $650,000.

Tile is GREAT for bathrooms but definitely not for key living spaces.

Buyers are mixed on kitchens, w/ preference on hardwood (around 55% hardwood/45% tile.

For South, I'd probaby say tile.

 

Sorry for such a long answer.  I actually have a whole 2 whole blog posts on this topic.

Nov 22, 2014 04:39 AM
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I haven't gotten that far with it yet, but it is our current top choice. I will bring some photos once we explore the options more.

Nov 22, 2014 03:47 AM
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Jason.  Pictures!  Would love to see what you are picking from and which one you chose!

Nov 22, 2014 03:41 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
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Depending upon the client's budget I would recommend some of the new laminates, hardwood floor or ceramics. All of them bring a timeless beauty to the home and updates that many buyers are looking for.

Nov 22, 2014 02:19 AM