The last home i helped a client renovate with Slab floor, they chose to lay carpet on. Consult with a couple of different Flooring places, have them come out and see/check the floors, and then suggest what is best.
I agree with Glen, if you are planning on living there, lay the kind of floor you will enjoy and are comfortable with. If you are planning on Selling thats another story........Engineered wood looks good, and is hardy too, so that may be a good option. Then there are Tiles...if you want a fixed floor.. The "brick" floor would need prepping, but the contractors can guide you best.
All the best, regards,
That being said, there are a lot of ways to update your home without losing value. I would probably go with the engineered flooring. It's relatively inexpensive and can be installed quickly. Also go with the floating type. Gluing down a floor can cause problems when there is a change in humidity. I'm a "do it yourself-er" and I have installed Pergo-style flooring in two of my rooms and had little trouble.
Since, 2010 Hopefully you have finished your build and sold the home by now
I would have laid engineered floor on top of a leveling floor with sound insulation at
0.10c - 0.25c a foot.
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On concrete, I would go for carpeting if financing is an issue and in most cases it is. As for resale value, make sure you work with somone in getting the best type of carpeting and if you go to home depot, they can also suggest some other inexpensive solutions that you wouldn't even have thought of. You can even take dimensions of your home, or room you want to decorate, and they can input this into their computer giving you the best visualation. Good luck :)
I plan to stay there but be prepared to sell it in case I need to for some reason.
I like to put new stone tiles and lay area rugs on top.
But does that make real estate sense?
Because I hear hardwood floors and granite countertops are selling points.
Does engineered wood have a hollow sound when we walk?
Is that a negative point?