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Old Yesterday, 08:50 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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And one item. Iíd think a home with an updated kitchen with stainless appliances will sell faster than one with builder grade white appliances, carpet or no carpet.


Bingo. I would almost guarantee that the updated kitchen was a bigger "pro" than the flooring.
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM
 
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A millennial here, first thing I did when I bought a place was to get rid of the carpet. Carpets are disgusting. They collect dirt. They are hard to maintain. They look cheap. They look outdated. The 80-ies called and they want their carpets (and their track lights, and white fridge) back

Their only advantage is that they actually are cheap. Wood/laminate with decorative area rugs is much nicer looking
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 AM
 
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As the lone carpet supporter on the board, just a few points.

I've lived in homes with carpet for 61 years. None have smelled. No one has allergies or asthma. No one has slipped and fallen. All our babies played and crawled on the carpet without harm. There's no stains. Spots are cleaned easily with Folex.

I'd rather vacuum than mop.

As for pet damage, my son had trouble with his hardwood floors warping, the urine can also seep into those floors. I'd rather use our carpet shampooer for those rare accidents than have to replace flooring.

I think it's more of a personal preference.
It is. And the fact that carpet is still being sold everywhere that sells flooring means that it is still a strong contender, a lot of people still like it. What Iím seeing in some of the new builds, is hardwood floors in the main living areas, and in the bedrooms which arenít heavy use areas, do have carpet because itís softer on your feet, itís warmer and absorbs sound.
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
 
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I spent the first 40 years of my life in rental apartments with ubiquitous beige carpet; the one thing that I promised myself was that no wall-to-wall carpeting would ever grace the floors of my own home. As luck would have it, I found a house with hardwood on the main level and laminate on the upper level. Within the first couple of days, my son’s allergies calmed down, he stopped snoring, and his nasal passages are no longer chronically swollen.

I did cave and put sisal treads on stairs; I realized just how slippery they were when I slipped and fell down all.13.steps.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
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There's cheap carpet and more expensive carpet, but it's all carpet.
No argument there. In my home's case there was no finished hardwood underneath in the bedrooms so the alternative was to do around 2300 sq ft of hardwood upstairs. In 10 years when the kids leave I can undertake this as a project.
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I hate carpet and I love hardwoods and laminate flooring .
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM
 
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A millennial here, first thing I did when I bought a place was to get rid of the carpet. Carpets are disgusting. They collect dirt. They are hard to maintain. They look cheap. They look outdated. The 80-ies called and they want their carpets (and their track lights, and white fridge) back

Their only advantage is that they actually are cheap. Wood/laminate with decorative area rugs is much nicer looking
Agreed agreed agreed.

Only baby boomers prefer carpet. And you will find a lot of them on C-D.

I love old houses with original architectural features. Hardwood is the norm. Sometimes when you walk into a house you can feel the stale energy of the people who decorated once and left it for 30 years. It's not appealing. Old gross carpet is pretty much always part of those kinds of homes.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
 
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Agreed agreed agreed.

Only baby boomers prefer carpet. And you will find a lot of them on C-D.
So?

And we're the ones that can afford a home without moving back in with mom and dad - so we get to decide what flooring we get.
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Old Yesterday, 01:40 PM
 
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They started and then sold for the same price. They were, after all, identical builds. The owner was only willing to go down a certain amount, so he had to wait a while to find the buyer who would pay the same price for the non-updated one. I suppose he could have dropped the price and sold it sooner.
I will no longer buy a house with any carpet unless there's hwf underneath. We used to flip a lot and putting in new flooring is expensive and a pain in the behind. Been there done that too many times.
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Old Yesterday, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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We have had dogs for about 30 years, first in a carpeted home and now with wood grain tile throughout.

It's like night and day - the tile is so much easier to keep clean, and does not retain any dog odors. We use reasonably-priced area rugs and will soon be experimenting with some washable ones.
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