Have allergies, hardwood gives the best return for money spent.
The new wood floors are very nice and I would recomend them, they are easy to care for, you can vacumn or damp mop them in no time.
This is an easy one in my opinion... Real Houses have Real Floors and buyers will always see finished hardwood floors as a positive feature. Carpet should be a choice and can easily be installed over hardwood flooring.
Deborah Endres Camacho
Now, look at home trends. You're in Livonia. Almost ALL ranches built in the 50's and 60's in Livonia have hardwood under the carpet. In the late 70s, carpet was the fad. Most recently, we've seen hardwood come back in play.
It's all cyclical. Personal preference. Half of my clients love it, half hate it. Half like it in main rooms but not bedrooms. Just purely depends.
If you're trying to sell a home, look at the matching features, trim, decor style. People can always carpet over the hardwood if they want.
If you're the owner/listing agent on yours which you were, why don't you try this:
In your listing, say flooring has an option.
If purchaser likes hardwood, then you'll refinish it to a stain color of their choice with an accepted PA.
If they don't like HW, then you'll carpet it to their liking.
That way, you don't have to speculate. Everyone is happy.
Mount Dora, FL