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Old 03-14-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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Flooring company SA gave me a great deal for a 6" 5" 4" mixed width hard wood floor. He said it sells very well. I originally wanted a 5" plank. Now I'm puzzled which one will be a good investment for a house to have good resell value.

Which one do people like and will add value to my house?

When upgrading the floors from capert to wood floor, if the stair is still carpet, will it look wierd?
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Not sure about the mixed width, is it a rustic type plank?

We did our stairs, too. Actually, we have a split staircase, so we did both of the lower staircases. We left the upper with carpet (hidden from view) but are contemplating redoing that part. Now we don't like where the carpet touches the floor

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Stairs from bottom

Stairs are $$$$. We did all plank with stair nosing. Some types have risers and treads.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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The wood for the mixed width plank is darker hickory. Yes, I'm afraid it is too rustic. I personally like more contemporay. However, the SA said the mixed width hickory will be really beautiful, high end and a lot of people likes it. I'm not sure about the look. This is why I posted this thread to seek for your thoughts.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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But will YOU like it? You don't sound convinced...
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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I don't know. Since I'm focusing on the resell, so I'd like to hear your opinio. I have to say the price I got for the mixed width is spectacular than all other Floor places I checked. They don't have the color I like for the 5" plank at my price range.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Personally, the mixed width wouldn't bother me, as long as the wood's look was rustic.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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Here's some pictures of fixed width and mixed width floor. Which one would you like?

Mixed width

Mixed width

Fixed width
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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I like the mixed, more so because I like that hand scraped look, compared to the second one. I do recognize the flooring, we debated that for our office. (Ultimately kept same flooring we put down rest of house)
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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I'm no flooring expert, but if I was buying a house and I noticed the mixed width, I would probably ask my realtor: "why would people do that?" and if her answer was "because it's cheaper" I would probably take that into account when making an offer. As a buyer, I hate when people take shortcuts on renovations. But that's just my humble opinion.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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The mixed width is actually more expensive than the fixed width.
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