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Old 06-14-2019, 03:29 AM
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Finally selling my former primary residence I own with the ex wife ..... Last mutually owned asset

The wood floors in all 5 bedrooms are shot..... What do you guys think = Tile or Carpet ?

Its a large home in the 900k price range ....

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If they are true wood I would try putting a drum sander crew on them first.
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Carpet. Quick and easy. You could go cheap, since it will be brand new and look great. Buyer may end up ripping it all out anyhow. You just need it to show well.
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What's in the rest of the house? Concrete floors?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
If they are true wood I would try putting a drum sander crew on them first.
Its less expensive stuff and cant be sanded ...

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Carpet. Quick and easy. You could go cheap, since it will be brand new and look great. Buyer may end up ripping it all out anyhow. You just need it to show well.
Going that direction most likely

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What's in the rest of the house? Concrete floors?
tan 24x24 tile ...





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In my experience of re-habbing and flipping houses carpet is a no-no. You can probably get the hardwood floors refinished in the $3 a sq ft range which is cheaper than carpet and pad. Most people either don't want carpet or would probably not like the color you picked. The hardwood is a selling feature and will help it sell quickly. Most real hardwood floors can be refinished several times before they have to be replaced.
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Carpet only for reselling....
or just leave it
prospective buyers in that range see thru this bullshit and may think a red flag with poor grade carpet

tile you will never recoupe 30% of your investment
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I agree leave it and give an allowance if it becomes an issue.
They will rip out what you put in anyway.
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IMO opinion, anything you do, may not be of the quality and/or taste of a prospective buyer. Perhaps reflect it in the listing? leave as is and list a "flooring allowance" in the price. this way the buyer can choose what they want.
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I'd either refinish or replace the hardwood flooring. Carpet is rarely a good thing on higher end homes for reasons mentioned above. A cheap condo or starter home people are happy just to have something new, not so at that price point.
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That tile looks like it goes good with wood, probably why it was done in the first place. If there is plenty of light in the rooms maybe one of those handscraped dark wood floors would look nice. As far as leaving it some people want move in ready and don't wan't to deal with a reno right after they drop big bucks on a house. I guess it depends on who shows up at your door.
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Tile is forever, and the color might not be what a buyer wants, so they'll pass on the house.

Carpet being new is easy to replace; it won't be a deal breaker.

Flooring allowance is negotiable from the cost you'd pay for carpet (low) to what the buyer would estimate for travertine (high)

I'd go with inexpensive white carpet. It looks great when new.
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1) Bullshit. Most buyers can't see past anything. Leaving them is not a good idea. But...
2) Carpet is not a good idea in a 900k ask.
3) Not sure why there would be engineered wood in a 900k house... but I'll leave that one alone.
4) The tile in the rest of that house is not something that most people will want -- today everyone, especially at that ask, is going to want fully rectified, near zero grout line.

You've got a tough call to make.

I'd probably leave it and put an allowance for the flooring. A buyer will likely rip it all out and put in full-rec zero and then do area rugs in the beds.

I sold a property and the moron buyers couldn't "picture" a brand new kitchen with stainless appliances (I was doing the allowance for the appliances).

The battle you face is that buyers think flooring is "messy" so they don't want to do it.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Tile is forever, and the color might not be what a buyer wants, so they'll pass on the house.

Carpet being new is easy to replace; it won't be a deal breaker.

Flooring allowance is negotiable from the cost you'd pay for carpet (low) to what the buyer would estimate for travertine (high)

I'd go with inexpensive white carpet. It looks great when new.
That would be my second choice...
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
3) Not sure why there would be engineered wood in a 900k house... but I'll leave that one alone.
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That was my brilliant idea.... Should have tiled the bedrooms instead ...

Problem is that most buyers want to move right in at closing - and dont want to spend a month installing floors in 5 bedrooms ...

My guy installs tile for around $2 PSF ... I can purchase somewhat nice tile for $3.... So $5 to $6 PSF installed ...

I believe carpet is going to be similar in price just quicker install ..

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This. Thanks for picking up the slack.
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Can you just make it look decent short term? Spray some shiny stuff on it??

Carpet in bedrooms is not a bad idea. Being on a slab, your options are limited in wood. Carpeting makes the room QUIET, a subtle but necessary selling point. Plus it will smell new!

Wood? Glued down now (fully adhered) or edge glued? Scraping up glue is a bitch. Nice thick pad hides al the roughness.

My vote...carpet!
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