pergo and laminates...........no to those, too......I mean, they rank above vinyl, but below real hardwood..........just watch HGTV, and you'll see how the buyers show disdain for the laminates...................the only exception might be in a basement playroom, where it is a practical floor covering.
I don't really like Pergo unless its professional installed. I see too many houses where there are gaps, dishing, etc.
Linoleum is for houses priced under $100K, and there are only a few patterns that I think show well.
I go for tile every time.
The irony is...many years ago most houses (in my area) were routinely built with HW floors.... builders included HW in the base price.......... the new buyers quickly covered them with w/w carpeting!
Now, the hardwood is the upgrade...........so........hardwood in all its glorious colors (not bleached, anymore though) is post popular - even in bedrooms (I still like my bedrooms carpeted).
The choice for flooring in the kitchen is still up for grabs..........My personal preference in the kitchen is for tile...........although hardwood is still a sought-after floor covering there for many buyers.
I would never use vinyl in my house. It may have a long service life, but it looks and feels cheap. I suggest a combo of Tile and Wood, if done correctly it can create an elegant pattern, style, and asthetic look. Tile and wood helps keep the floors cool, thus reducing your energy cost. The grout is not hard to keep clean and neither are the flooring materials.
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Tile has those cracks filled with grout that collect dirt. Wood needs waxing and ends up slippery.
A big sheet of linoleum has no cracks and dirt is easy to remove.
You know I almost put linoleum/vinyl in the question, but out here in Las Vegas, I don't think I have ever had anyone say they want it over the other 2 choices. I guess I should have put laminate/pergo type floors as part of that question too. So, for everyone else,,go ahead and comment whatever your choice may be.