Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - Can we lay laimnate hardwood in the living room & kitchen, but keep the dining room real hardwood? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate @Stephanie and Teri...This ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ @Stephanie and Teri...This is an old posting, its been answered many times. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 09:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-09-06T09:25:00Z If you are thinking of selling ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ <strong>If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future...it is ALWAYS better to keep a nice flow by using the same hard surfaces and carpets the same color in all rooms. &nbsp;EXAMPLE: &nbsp;Most new home builders put tile or wood in heavy traffic areas but put carpet in the bedrooms for a warmer effect. To many different patterns or textures make the home feel choppy.&nbsp;</strong> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 06:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-09-05T06:28:00Z You can do that as long as ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ You can do that as long as you keep the same color scheme...and wood grain.&nbsp; It's better than putting in the hardwood and having the dogs tear it up.. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-08-17T15:25:00Z @ Toan, Derek and Francesca, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ @ Toan, Derek and Francesca, you all are probably new to Zillow , keep an eye on the date of the original posting though, this one goes waaaaay&nbsp;<br/>back to March. I am pretty sure they have made their decision by now-LOL Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-08-17T11:06:00Z Sure, but for maketability, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ Sure, but for maketability, I'd go hardwood all the way. Go mid range. I currently have aclinet with laminate o the first floor and original hardwoods on the 2nd floor and it is just not working. buyers want to see real hardwoods. <br/><br/>Remember, it won't net u a 100% return on your investment, but will help u sell your home quicker! Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-08-14T05:08:00Z Laminates look great after ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ Laminates look great after installed. Over time due to expansion and contractions the joints collect dirt and they don't look as good. Don't chip a corner or allow water to settle. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 03:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-08-14T03:49:00Z It depends on whose opinion ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ It depends on whose opinion matters most to you.&nbsp; If you are posing that question towards a potential buyer, I would have to say that it would not look ok.&nbsp; Most buyers, would look at the beautiful hardwood flooring and wonder why it did not continue,&nbsp; it would lack continuity.&nbsp; Sometimes this is enough for them to raise suspicions of other items in the home.&nbsp; Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-08-14T02:48:00Z @Kelly, this is a really ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ @Kelly, this is a really old posting. I am pretty sure the owners have made their choices. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-07-20T22:51:00Z I must strongly agree with ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ I must strongly agree with Dale Parr, not only is it a turn off, if you have pets you will be disappointed that they hold up only to a degree - In fact they are not considerably cheaper either.&nbsp; When you have a scratch on the laminates you cannot sand and fix it - for long term value, resale value and for the best aesthetics use real hardwoods.&nbsp; If you need an inexpensive quote I can help you with that.&nbsp; 9 out of 10 buyers will prefer real over the laminate so don't be "sold" by the vendors (they make more $$ on the laminates).&nbsp; Also, as mentioned before, even when gluing the laminate, water damage is very likely in a kitchen - even a small dishwasher mishap will cause bubbling - it's very costly to fix.&nbsp; Looks like the concensus is do not use laminates - hope this helps! Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-07-20T22:01:00Z I disagree with laminates ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ I disagree with laminates being a turn off for buyers, I work with a LOT of buyers, they are not turned off, they look for wood floors first though. And placing them side by side sometimes looks awkward. Consider tile in the kitchen, there are some good sales and there are lumber liquidators that sell less expensive wood floors, try that for the living room. You are not selling so budget it out or wait for wood floors to go on sale, ok? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-we-lay-laimnate-hardwood-in-the-living-room-kitchen-but-keep-the-dining-room-real-hardwood/390479/ 2011-07-18T21:04:00Z