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Michael Jacobs
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I suggest checking out any post on the subject written by The Flooring Girl, Debbie Gartner.  She knows flooring and a lot more. 

Jul 01, 2018 07:57 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Debbie Gartner can give you great advice. Good luck!

Jul 01, 2018 08:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I would ask the Flooring Girl, Debbie Gartner 

Jul 01, 2018 08:25 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I would check out the posts by Debbie Gartner here in the Rain. She's our flooring guru!

Jul 02, 2018 04:39 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

If I was curious I would check with our Floor Girl Debbie Gartner , Endre

Jul 01, 2018 10:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Check with Debbie Gartner , she is an expert. A

Jul 01, 2018 08:40 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Paging our in-house flooring expert, The Flooring Girl...Debbie Gartner.

Jul 01, 2018 07:39 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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You should speak with Debbie Gartner as she is an expert and it looks like just about all of us answering have the same answer...lol

Jul 02, 2018 06:22 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Debbie Gartner is your AR hardwood floor expert!

Jul 02, 2018 06:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Debbie Gartner to the rescue!

Jul 02, 2018 06:20 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

Give Debbie Gartner a call.

Jul 02, 2018 05:35 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends on your preference and your budget. 

Jul 01, 2018 09:33 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

 You should know since you are a flooring cleaning expert 

 https://activerain.com/profile/kianbaxter89

https://getcleaningdone.com/

Jul 01, 2018 08:53 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Talk to our floor girl from NY... She is the best.

Jul 01, 2018 08:10 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Study the blogs by Debbie Gartner

Jul 02, 2018 06:28 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Look up Debbie Gartner who can help.

Jul 02, 2018 05:18 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I wouldn't make a move without talking with Debbie Gartner .

Jul 02, 2018 04:37 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We are unanimous, so far. Check with an expert: Debbie Gartner 

Jul 01, 2018 08:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Talk with Debbie Gartner - The Flooring Girl.  She knows everything there is to know about floors. 

Jul 02, 2018 12:27 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I always like the pre finished hardwood floor, it is easy to put down. The laminate flors although are nice, are beat by real hardwood, pre finished or unfinished

Jul 02, 2018 05:32 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

It is a personal preference. And it is true, nowdays there are too many choices of any color, any material, and any price. 

Jul 01, 2018 09:38 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Engineered wood is so much more value and is a great, great product.

Jul 01, 2018 08:44 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One must seek Debbie Gartner ...she is the obi wan kenobi on this subject

Jul 02, 2018 10:52 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Color, style and cost are three major factors.  Beyond that, Debbie Gartner is the "Hardwood Flooring Gal" for a reason... she knows her stuff!

Jul 02, 2018 09:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ask Debbie Gartner (The Flooring Girl)...she knows her stuff... and knows it well...

Jul 02, 2018 08:44 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Debbie Gartner is the clear expert on flooring of any kind!

Jul 02, 2018 07:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Jul 02, 2018 05:45 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Michael Jacobs gave you a great suggestion.

Jul 02, 2018 04:11 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Read what Debbie Gartner "The Flooring Girl" has to say. She's the expert!

Jul 02, 2018 01:00 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jul 02, 2018 03:23 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh gosh, thank you all for thinking of me.  You're so sweet.

 

In answer to this question, it really depends. There is no one size fits all answer to this question.  It depends on subfloor, budget, preferences.  But here are 2 articles that I think will come in handy for those reading this post.

Solid vs engineered hardwood flooring

Prefinished vs site finished hardwood floors

 

 

Jul 11, 2018 03:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kian Baxter - the best person to follow for this is Debbie Gartner

Jul 02, 2018 09:40 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Debbie Gartner.  Visit her website.

Jul 02, 2018 09:24 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here.

Jul 02, 2018 05:04 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

 Debbie Gartner posts can provide good information.

Jul 02, 2018 03:39 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Select carefully. With the pup, you might want a UV Cured oil finish over polyurethane. I think the lighter color makes a room feel larger. 

Jul 02, 2018 07:08 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I'm a bit late - but hoping you've made a good choice -

Jan 16, 2019 01:06 PM
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denise micheal
Direct Savers - Autaugaville, AL

Hardwood floors can be a difficult one when it comes to choosing the right type I have a mixture of carpets and hardwood floors in my home and cleaning and vacuum hardwood is far easier than the carpet. I like the dark wood lots great after it been polished,  I would suggest do your research  

Sep 16, 2018 04:29 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I went to a hardwood/carpet place to purchase carpeting for our three bedrooms and was amazed at the amount of "Wood" products. They dominated the showroom. Some are absolutely hideous and when installed I swear give me vertigo! There's the real cheap stuff, the padded stuff (worse!). I opt for REAL wood. My brother is a fabulous hardwood guy and is a craftsman. His work on staircases is exceptional especially if contrasting colors are involved in the install. The DARK woods I don't get! Unless you like to see everybit of dust or dog hair! 

 

Jul 03, 2018 09:01 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Talk to an expert.

Jul 02, 2018 03:49 PM