LBBSKA, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA

How outdated is basketweave parquet?

Asked by LBBSKA, Los Angeles, CA Mon Mar 19, 2012

I don't know much about this...Is a wood floor similar to what's here: http://www.beatingupwind.com/2012-03/progress-on-parquet-flo…
terribly outdated, or could it "pass" in a modern home?

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Linda Barber, Home Seller, Kingsport, TN
Fri Apr 5, 2013
That floor is very beautiful. In the eye of the beholder.
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Emily Knell, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Mon Mar 19, 2012
It's about 62yrs outdated. Don't do parquet in any form & if you can afford it, stay away from the laminates too. If I'm walking in heels I can tell right away when it's a laminate floor or a thicker, better hardwood. On laminate, if you must do it, don't install any upstairs, it's very very loud when you walk on it especially in heels. I feel as though I could do a Shirley Temple tap routine when walking on laminate flooring.

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Marsia Powers, , Encino, Los Angeles, CA
Mon Mar 19, 2012
If you're planning on installing wood floors in your home, don't do any type of parquet flooring. It ruins re-sale of a home.

Either install wood slats (classic) or bamboo slats. I happen to like bamboo from the floors I've seen and it's environmentally friendly. Oak or Spice coloring, not too dark and don't use whitewash either.

For some photos http://www.lowes.com/pl__4294856494__

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Thanks very much for your response. Unfortunately, the parquet is already installed in the house we're living in. We're thinking about remodeling, and, in an effort to keep costs down, I was hoping to make due with the existing flooring. Is there any way to manipulate the existing basketweave (e.g., stain, bleach, sand), or would we have to gut it and install new floors completely? If the latter, any suggestions on flooring that's not too expensive but still modern (I'm not wedded to wood, necessarily)? What's the range for redoing floors on 2500 - 3000 s.f.? thanks so much!
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Angelo Fierro, Agent, West Hollywood, CA
Mon Mar 19, 2012
I say absolutely outdated. Makes the flooring almost look like tile & rooms look smaller. The wide plank white always makes the space look longer/bigger and, depending on the color, brighter.
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Thanks very much for your response. Unfortunately, the parquet is already installed in the house we're living in. We're thinking about remodeling, and, in an effort to keep costs down, I was hoping to make due with the existing flooring. Is there any way to manipulate the existing basketweave (e.g., stain, bleach, sand), or would we have to gut it and install new floors completely? If the latter, any suggestions on flooring that's not too expensive but still modern (I'm not wedded to wood, necessarily)? What's the range for redoing floors on 2500 - 3000 s.f.? thanks so much!
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