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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

My personal preference is always dark hardwood flooring... mostly because I grew up in old buildings and lived in pre-war buildings in NYC as an adult... so it was all hardwoods throughout, except in kitchens and bathrooms which was normally tile. I prefer nice tile in the bathrooms and kitchen, however. In my area, hardwoods are very popular (including in the kitchen). Tile in bathrooms is fine, but not so much anywhere else in the house. In more modestly priced homes we are seeing more wood-style laminate these days. 

Oct 18, 2017 01:50 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Hardwood.  By far, the preference is hardwood!

 

A far 2nd choice in kitchens and entryways is tile that looks like hardwood.  And, 3rd for kitchens and basements would be engineered vinyl that is waterproof and looks like hardwood.  Do you see a trend.

 

In the bedrooms, 1st choice is hardwood, 2nd choice carpet.

 

Strong preference here for solid hardwood as homes are built on plywood and solid hardwood last MUCH longer.

Oct 19, 2017 04:55 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm in California but my answer would likely be the same regardless of my location -- "it depends".   So many different factors come into play including personal preference, price/budget, fashion, practicality and likely many more.

I'm sure Flooring Expert Extraordinaire Debbie Gartner can share some trends.   

Oct 18, 2017 10:03 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Usually hardwood and mostly tile for kitchen.

Oct 18, 2017 03:04 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Hardwood is popular in our area.  Actually hand scraped hardwood is favored.  Some people want this in the whole home and others want carpet in bedrooms as well as large tile in wet areas.  Me? I love hardwood floors!

Oct 18, 2017 08:49 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Some type of wood or laminate is very popular in my area. 

Oct 18, 2017 06:36 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hardwoods and tile in my area. 

Oct 18, 2017 03:59 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Most of the homes I show are hardwood. There are a some that have hardwood with carpet in the bedrooms. Few that have hardwood and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. And even fewer with carpet and laminate or vinyl.

My choice is hardwood I like the look of it. The large tiles in bathrooms.

Oct 18, 2017 03:09 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My personal taste? I love reclaimed wood, bamboo, stamped concrete. What's typical for my area? Carpet in bedrooms, ceramic tile elsewhere. Many homes have all tile. It's hot here and that's a cool floor.

Oct 18, 2017 02:34 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

My personal preference real hardwood floors (No Carpeting) 

Oct 19, 2017 04:48 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

BIG variety in my market, depends on age and price point.  My personal favorite is vinyl plank flooring.  I used that when it was relatively new to the market when I built my new office and it's held up remarkably well with very heavy traffic. Armstrong is my brand of choice.  I plan to use it throughout my next house with a possible exception of bathrooms which will likely get tile.

Oct 19, 2017 03:33 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

AstroTurf in the living room.

Oct 19, 2017 05:24 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Hardwood, I believe dark is what's currently in. So many different variations. I had a beautiful Brazilian Cherry Hardwood installed in my old house.

Oct 19, 2017 05:19 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I personally can not stand carpet. Aged wood is my personal admiration. But the most popular in here is so called engineering wood since it comes in so many choices and relatively easy and cheap to install. 

Oct 18, 2017 11:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hardwood and Tile, my personal preferences too.

Oct 18, 2017 09:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Buyers are calling for laminate or hardwood in common living areas, hardwood or tile in wet areas and carpet in bedrooms or bonus rooms.

Oct 18, 2017 07:15 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Hardwood flooring in the kitchen, breakfast room and hallways, ceramic in the bathrooms. Carpet the rest.

Oct 18, 2017 06:06 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Easy care aka low maintenance is my preference 

Oct 18, 2017 06:02 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Tile for bathrooms, hardwood or engineered hardwood for everything else.  Kill the carpet!

Oct 18, 2017 05:56 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Tile is very popular in the condos - easy to clean and maintain.

Carpeting very popular in homes

I prefer a mix: Carpeting in bedrooms, tile in kitch and wood in living areas

Oct 18, 2017 05:30 PM
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Esther Preston
Heartland Realty - Redmond, OR

Hardwood and title , here

Oct 18, 2017 05:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Carpet is dying and tile is popular. Synthetic wood works for me as well

Oct 18, 2017 04:15 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hardwood by far in our area. With tile in the bathrooms.

Oct 18, 2017 03:10 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Too many to name. Hardwoods are still popular. Bamboo, carpet, Brazilian Cherry, and I'm seeing a little more of this natural stone flooring. https://www.msistone.com/flooring-tile/

 I also see more recycled old floor boards with 4-8" widths that came out of old homes and barns.

Oct 18, 2017 02:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

There is an irregular travertine tile that is beautiful and used as flooring here in Santa Barbara.  Hardwood is big and recently we saw a house that was done in mahogany.  Quite often, you will see bedrooms carpeted.  

Our fafe is either the travertine tile I was describing or oak hardwood which we had in our home in Los Angeles and Napa.  A

Oct 18, 2017 02:19 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I would say hardwood.

Oct 18, 2017 02:01 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Scraped-wood look, ceramic tile.

Oct 18, 2017 01:57 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hardwood (no laminate) is the preferred flooring, by FAR in the Charlotte area. For me I have dark hardwoods throughout my home, including my kitchen and with the exception of the tile in my baths and laundry room. 

In my opinion, hardwood never goes out of style!

Oct 19, 2017 08:02 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Hardwood, including vinyl and tile that look like wood, is popular here too. I prefer carpet in in the bedrooms, laminate in the bathrooms and laundry room, and tile or wood in living areas.

 

When we built, I insisted on carpet in the living room since I knew our future kids would be crawling and playing on it and I wanted something soft on my knees when I was on the floor with them. It has been longer than anticipated but the carpet is on its way out this winter!

Oct 19, 2017 08:35 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Hardwood is popular here. Much new construction homes that are higher end have hardwood in the office/den and great room and carpet everywhere else. Lower end have vinyl and carpet.

Personally I hate hardwood. And I want to be able to sit on my living room floor with cushy carpet. We also have kids and a dog with long nails. We built a home and did Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) that looks like hardwood in our kitchen, dining, entry and office. It actually cost us $600 more than the standard hardwood the builder was going to use. -Kasey

Oct 19, 2017 08:34 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Well, being as I am here in the Old Dominion, hardwoods still reign, although tile is okay in bathrooms (especially if you have heated floors).  For lower level rec rooms in basements, we typically see carpet.  And in some cases, carpet in upstairs bedrooms.  So, on average, we'll see 2-3 types of flooring in most houses.  

There are always the outliers, of course...

Oct 19, 2017 07:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wood look ceramic tile seems to be popular.

Oct 19, 2017 06:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Hardwood in Chicago and high quality laminate in Florida!

Oct 19, 2017 06:33 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Here including my personal home is stain concrete. 

Oct 19, 2017 06:01 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Hardwood is the most popular, but laminate placed in older homes is huge. 

Oct 19, 2017 05:59 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Chicago = land of hardwood floors (real). 

People can't afford them so they turn to laminate. My stomach turns when I see the junk people are paying for. In 5 years it looks like crap.

But .... that same floor they could have carpeted for 1/2 the price & it would look like crap in 5 years. 

People say laminate or hardwood is cleaner but why don't I see that 'difference' on my socks when I come home? I am tired of 'dusting' peoples floors with my feet. It's gross.

Personal preference:  It's real or nothing. Hardwood is tough to take care of no matter what others say. 

Oct 19, 2017 05:23 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It depends. In some areas, carpet is ideal. In others, it's tile or hardwood or laiminate.

Oct 19, 2017 05:15 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Engineered Hardwood

Oct 19, 2017 04:24 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Carpet and tile is pretty standard but we are seeing the better than the past wood look vinyl floors.

Oct 19, 2017 04:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Hardwood, Tile, Carpet

Oct 19, 2017 03:50 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Here in our area of Florida it seems to be tile and hardwood with the higher price points leaning toward hardwood.  My preference is the easiest to maintain - green grass as viewed from an RV!

Oct 19, 2017 03:21 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

California it seems to be engineered wood. Florida; still tile

Oct 18, 2017 05:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Really all the above

Oct 18, 2017 05:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hardwood floors, Fred.

Jun 15, 2018 09:26 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Still like  a shaw carpet in more the house but the kitchen,

 

Oct 22, 2017 11:07 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There are some laminates that are difficult to tell if it is laminate or engineering wood flooring.    We see hardwood flooring in living areas including kitchen, and carpet in bedrooms, at least in the burbs.   In the city you may see hardwood throughout.

Oct 21, 2017 06:55 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I personally prefer tile.

Oct 20, 2017 11:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Hardwood for living areas, often for kitchens as well, ceramic tile for bathrooms/laundry rooms, sometimes nice carpet for bedrooms.

Oct 20, 2017 05:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Oct 19, 2017 02:40 AM