Originally Posted by oblesq
please help. my husband and i are wanting new flooring in our foyer and living room, i want laminate- he wants carpet.which would add more value to our home? our home was built in the 30's so the original floor sags toward the middle of the house but there is a new sub floor over the top of that to level it out.do you think there would be any problems with the laminate being un level?:confused:
Go with carpeting, it hides a world of sin and the floor does not have to be level.
Plus Laminte sucks I could go on and on about he down falls of this junk.
neither will really add value to your home.
If you want something that really adds Value to you home floor-wize then you would get REAL Wood floors. (like chery, oak or even yellow pine floors look great heck even try the new bambo.) wood floors last a very long time (just look in some of these 100 + year old farm house with pine floors) or in england the wood floors there are 500+ years old. with real wood floors you can refinish then and they look great.
now look at cleaning. the dif. between carpet and wood.
carpet, if you get a spill... can be a real prob. to get out.
wood, just wipe up.
now wood can scarch, or dent but can be repaired with wax sticks and other repair methods.
now something things you may also want to think about
carpet absorbs noise, can be great if you like it quite.
wood will amplfy noise, and all wood floors devlop a squeek
... wood floors can make a room feel colder then a carpet one.
plus if you have to walk accross it in the early morn
but if you track in snowy boots wood is easier to clean
who has not put on a pair of socks and ran and slid on a wood floor...
carpet burns :o
little kids safty.
as little ones learn to walk they fall alot,
carpet is easier on them,
kids make messes( spills getting sick ect.)
wood floors clean easier
(see middle kids)
(see middle kids)
I have new carpet.... or I have cherry hardwood floors..
which sounds better?