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HotJava480

08:23AM | 06/07/07
Member Since: 02/06/07
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Bvflooring
Hello,

I am seriously considering installing parquet flooring in my one bedroom condo. It's cheap and easy to install. I am planning on selling my condo after 2 years and hopefully make a profit. My question is will parquet flooring increase the value of my home? Like the way regular wooden flooring does? I plan on installing this in my front room, the kitchen and my bedroom. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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flooringworldDOTorg

03:21AM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
no it will not increase the value.

parquet flooring is considered poor mans hardwood.

it is inexpensive and looks that way to potential buyers.

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HotJava480

08:01AM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 02/06/07
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Ok. Thanks. What flooring will increase the value. Will tile increase the value?

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Billhart

09:37AM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
In general remodeling any part of a home that is in "reasonable" condition will not return more than the cost of the remodeling.

More typically it is in the range of 70-90%. That is more more major remodeling of home.

But the survies show a large range in returns from city to city and size of project related to the home.

Now the other thing is that no one here knows what level your condo is or what kind or area that you are in.

What level of finish is expected?

But in general tile is not a bedroom floor material.

If you are planning on selling in a year or so I was contact a couple of local real estate agents that heavly work the area. Ask them what needs to be done to get it ready and what buyers in that area and value expect.

flooringworldDOTorg

03:53PM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
natural stone (marble, granite, etc), and natural (solid) hardwood plank floor coverings will increase the value of a home more considerably than textile flooring and fake woods.

Ceramic, porcelain, and natural (solid) hardwood strip floor coverings will also but to a lesser degree than the above to the educated appraiser.

the rest of floor coverings will only increase a homes value over unfinished subfloors/substrates.

it has been argued that real linoleum (linseed oil type NOT resilient vinyl) will also ad value, but it is also disputed depending on who you ask, so I have my doublts.

you might also try realitor and appraiser websites and forums to ask the question.

Realtor Forums:

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=realtor+forum

Home Appraisal Forums:

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=home+appraisal+forum

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There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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flooringworldDOTorg

03:57PM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
also, when considering ceramic, porcelain, and stone, mud bed installs historically had higher value over thinset and backer board installs to the educated appraiser for their quality, strength, and longevity.

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There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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sasasasa

06:28PM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 06/08/07
1 lifetime posts
I found very little information on cork floors. I suppose a floating one (11 mm thick) is very pleasant under bare feet. How does it rate against solid and engineered hardwood? Thanks.

HotJava480

09:51PM | 06/10/07
Member Since: 02/06/07
5 lifetime posts
Thank you sasasasa for asking. I too have been curious about cork floors. I love the idea of the durability and softness of it. Seems like it might be too soon for people to get used to the idea of cork though for it to increase the value. Seems like it might take a while for it to sink in. I'm considering this as well.

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