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View Poll Results: Carpet or Hardwood?
All Carpet. 8 8.25%
All Hardwood. 89 91.75%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-15-2019, 08:50 AM
 
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Neither option offered.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Yeah - poll should have had an option for both, so not voting.

And what about tile plank as an option?

Start the poll over.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Carpet is dirty.
I agree. I never knew how much dirt was UNDER my carpet until I pulled it up for hardwood floors.

Area rugs can be cleaned, washed depending on size; or just thrown out when they get dusty and dingy.

I have severe allergies and hope to never live in another house/condo with wall to wall carpet.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Talking Same old, same old!

I welcome the polls that the critics and quibblers will create to gain the data they desire.
I believe, within the stipulations offered in the OP, this poll is perfect.
As I knew when offering a poll, and this morning predicted to myself before posting, from plenty of prior experience in polling on CD:
"Those who can and will, do. Those who can't or won't, quibble."


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1) This Q needs to be asked in each state... there are climate aspects to consider.
2) Too few seem to understand what hardwood actually means...
and consequently end up with one of the imposters.

Go for it. CD has forums in all 50 states.
If I may, I would suggest that various states have significant variations in climate aspects, so you will want to create multiple polls in those states.
I eagerly anticipate your efforts!


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Yeah - poll should have had an option for both, so not voting.

And what about tile plank as an option?

Start the poll over.

Sure. Start a new one! Looking forward to your efforts!
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:09 AM
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Location: Florida/Tennessee
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I prefer hardwood (bedrooms)and tile living area. Raise 4 kids who liked dirt bikes and the outdoors, numerous dogs and cats, among other critters... carpet wouldn't last. Refinished the wood once after the kids were grown and out of the house.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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Carpet gets dirty without showing it, which I do NOT like. If it shows, it is easy to see and clean up before any stinks become entrenched.

Hard floors can be covered with area rugs where desired. Area rugs can easily and regularly be removed for thorough cleaning.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Just bought a house with hardwood floors. Looks beautiful, but you see every spec of dust of crumb on the floor. I'd almost rather not see that and just vacuum weekly...
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Hardwood everywhere. Not engineered wood flooring, not luxury vinyl (I agree with previous poster. Luxury. HAH!), but real, honest, 3/4" tongue and groove hardwood.

Throw rugs in the center of rooms as appropriate are fine.
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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We just ripped up 80% of our carpet and had that wood looking tile installed. Entry, family, dining, kitchen, hallways bathrooms and laundry room. My wife insisted on carpet in the bedrooms. I wanted tile in the whole house.

Tile would be my first choice wood second carpet third.
I agree with you. We had wood floors before our house burned, we are putting wood tiles time throughout the house. Its easier to care for. I use robot vacs and mops to clean floors daily. I have really bad asthma and this helps
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:57 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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A combination. I've lived in houses with both. I like hardwoods for some reasons and hate them for others: in winter up here they can be cold-ish. The color I had showed every dog hair, speck of dirt, lint, etc. Felt I was always sweeping or cleaning them. Have to follow up with spills just as with carpet. Sure, carpet can get dirty and hold dirt, but you vacuum and spot clean. Not sure which is actually any easier or quicker to maintain. They are simply different. Carpet in bedrooms; quieter and nicer on bare feet.
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