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Old 01-08-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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new const. use same wood floor throughout?

i haven't been in the habit of noticing things like that. we are doing all wood floors on our new house. deciding on weather to use same in all rooms, or do some rooms different. it is a personal choice, but what do people/builders go with? i am a practical guy, just want to pick something out and be done with it. to me, it looks much easier to just do all the same. would be less unreturnable leftover that way.

gosh, i hate having to decide all these things.


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Old 01-08-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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The safest bet is to use the same throughout. However, it's a bonus that you prefer this too. If you were to start mixing, resale I'm sure would be an issue.....whenever that would happen.
I say keep the large items simple (flooring, tile, counters, plumbing fixtures) and you can personalize with paint, artwork and furniture. All of those items can be personalized and then easily changed by you if you decided to update years down the road or if you do sell, the buyer can add their own touches.


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thanks. another question about vapor barriers.

thanks for reassureing me that it ok to use same wood throughout . another question. i bought all the flooring yesterday, floor place sold me what they call 'red rosin paper' for vapor barrier. said that is what they use. installer said something about getting 15# roofing felt. the felt was much heaveier, and higher priced. so, what do i need? basement floor/walls has vapor barrier, so is the felt needed or overkill?

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The paper is not a vapor barrier, it is to isolate the two floors to reduce squeaking. Rosin paper, IMHO, is the better choice, but both have been you over time.
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I think you can go either way... it would open up the house to have it all be the same.. I prefer prefinished.. lasts soooo much longer.
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