Replacing flooring in den, kitchen, dining and living room - same floor. good idea to keep all wood laminate or go tile in kitchen? best resale value?

Asked by Malvin Belino, Garland, TX Fri Apr 1, 2011

house got flooded and insurance decided to replace all flooring in den (Media Room), kitchen, dining and living room. Currently there is wood laminate in den, slate tiles in kitchen and dining and living room is carpeted. I really want a dark wood laminate, almost black color for the contemporary and sophisticated look but I am concern about the resale value. Will try the market within 5 years. Kitchen is positioned between the Den (Media) and Dining/Living room. Which style or combination of flooring will suit me the best and keep my resale value high. i was told that a continous flooring is good.

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Brian Rayl, Agent, Dallas, TX
Fri Apr 1, 2011
It all comes down to personal preference. Since you are thinking about laminate, the major concern with this is with splashes of water or keeping it clean. Obviously laminate holds up to this MUCH better than real wood flooring, but it can still cause problems over the long run.

I prefer tile in kitchen areas personally. Again, it all comes down to personal preference and I don't think it is going to make much difference either way as long as it looks good.

Because it's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
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BG, Home Buyer, Phoenix, AZ
Fri Apr 1, 2011
personal preference: no wood or laminate in the kitchen area.
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