Hi Jeremy - I have heard that bamboo flooring is a big mistake for one reason and that is that it can only be refinished once. Unlike hardwood that can be sanded and refinished a few times. I currently have a house listed in the Olympia area with bamboo flooring and it has many scratches and dents. Crazy. I would keep up w/your homework to find the right fit. Good luck!... more
What an excellent question! One I hadn't given much thought about prior. My first reaction was to say heat pumps are a great way to heat a house, but they (to my understanding) only work with the temperature down to a about 23 degrees F (according to wikipedia). Here in the Seattle area, ..that means it should functional year-around for the most part. Radiant floor heating is a "wow" feature right now in my opinion... Kind of like tankless water heaters ... they're in few homes and when they are ...it's a feature that will definitely be called out.
As to which is best and would be the most valuable when you re-sell, ... my guess is going to be the radiant floor heating. I have planned on putting in radiant floor heating when it's time to get a bigger house cause I think it's really cool and know people who have it really like it. As opposed to a heat pump, ... when I show a house with a heat pump, ..it doesn't garner much interest, unless the client knows what it is.
One last thing, ... of the houses I've seen with radiant floor heating, ..it's been in the whole house.... more