Mark Leach | http://www.boylesflooringinc.com/hardwood
There are some magnificently beautiful engineered hardwoods and wood is certainly easier on your feet than either tile or marble but I find in my higher priced upscale listings that neutral toned marble or other stone flooring is what is standard in the public rooms. There might be wood in the library/office with bedrooms carpeted.
There are many products out there. Some very good and others that are not. The best choice is likely going to be one that doesn't look cheap and synthetic. Those that are "overly glossy" are a big turn off for most! Go for the natural look even if it's going to cost you a little bit more.
Here's a tip...forget about the future buyer and resale value. Make a choice that meets your taste and install a product that you will enjoy until you are ready to move on.
Just keeping it real!
Flooring is all personal taste. Depending on the price of your home, how much you owe and the value now I would suggest hardwood vs. engineered wood.
If the person purchasing your home doesn't like the exact flooring you chose, perhaps you can offer them a floor credit on closing....
Luxury Real Estate Specialist and Fine Home Management
Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
200 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 104
Boca Raton, FL 33432
I tell ALL my sellers the following. If you are going to sell, don't change one thing!. Later the new buyer (s) will upgrade the house to their own taste. If you wish I can help you with the market analysis & I offer more. Contact me if you need me.
Glad to help.!
Finally you need to make sure the wood is easily maintained. No one wants floor issues. Perhaps, like buying a pint of paint to test it out before buying 5 gallons of it, you should see if the flooring company will give a 50 or 100 sq ft to just lay out and see how it really look in your home.
Luxury Partners Realty
products. While you might like the product , it may not
"catch-on" . Certainly two years down the road the flooring will
no longer be "new" or as exciting! You shouldn't expect any
added avantage in your sale for all your effort.
If you want " the look" for yourselves-go for it! As an investment
I don't see you getting your money back over
more conventional upgrades-and if the popularity wains , oh-Boy!
As an attractive "Designer's touch-Great but as an "investment"
the " expected" may serve you better! Best in this house and " going
Bob Brubaker Highlight Realty Palm Beach County Fl. 561-976-6649
I have a great wood instalator, not to expensive if you want contact me and I will more than happy share with you his contact information.
Have a great day!
ALLIANZE REALTY GROUP
Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist
Many people looking for a new home are looking for wood floors. They feel that tile and marble are too "cold" looking, as well as on the feet.
Since you will be living there for the next couple years if wood flooring will make you happy, go for it.
When you are ready to sell the home, make sure you hire an agent who will emphasize the value of this beautiful wood floor. Plus your house will stand out in the crowd of other houses for sale.
Nelly K. Valdes - Wendy
Real Estate Agent - Architectural Designer
Cell: (786) 286-7138
8320 W Sunrise Blvd, Suite 104 Plantation, FL 33322
Jill Tarlow | Realtor, CNS
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
1185 E. Atlantic Ave. | Delray Beach, FL 33483
C. 561-797-5362 | F. 561-243-3811