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Question DetailsAsked on 8/26/2013

Are there any cost effective hardwood floor alternatives?

Planning to replace flooring in great room of home in Florissant and plan to try to sell in approx. 3 yrs. Cost of hardwood floor would never be regained-any nice alternatives?

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I would question why you are spending a chunk of change swapping out flooring when you are only going to enjoy it for 3 years.

Anyway, alternatives that are less expensive than hardwood:

1) laminate is the obvious first thought

2) engineered flooring - similar to above but somewhat higher end

3) carpet

If you are doing this because the current flooring has just some high wear areas or local stains, you might consider area rugs to cover them, then providing a flooring allowance when you sell, rather than try to second-guess what flooring will look good ot the buyer you eventually land.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD


Your plans to sell in 3 years make me wonder if spending your money elsewhere in an area that might help you see more profitability might be your best bet. I agree with the other responder. Use an area rug for the time being and alot for some flooring allowance. Don't try to second guess what the new buyer may want to do. I have seen people spend money in areas where the new home owner came right behind and ripped everything out to do something that more suited THEM.

Answered 7 years ago by BluButterfly

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