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Need to replace flooring before sale of house, carpet vs laminate for value?

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Posted by: from Brampton
9/13/2018 at 12:25:18 AM

Hi all, I need flooring replaced in 2 master bedrooms as soon as my TrustedPros painting project is decided. But before we even start looking for installers, my question is somewhat vague but simple:

We are a young couple on a budget and don't have a lot of money to drop into expensive hardwood floors. For master bedrooms should we be looking at carpet or laminate considering the house is going up for sale immediately ?

Is there a big price difference between the two? How much?

And is it worth choosing one over the other in your opinion? Maybe in 2018 cheap laminates have come a long way?

Thank you for your time, pros!

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Date/Time9/13/2018 at 1:07:21 AM

Hi! I would like to say that Laminate Flooring will put more value on the project and the house than carpet. Yes, you can spend similar values on this two products. Good luck!

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Date/Time9/13/2018 at 1:33:49 AM

I think laminate is better option than carpet as it will add more value to your house. No doubt carpet is cheaper option, but you can recover laminate cost in selling price of your house. Carpet material and installation will cost you around 2-3 $ per sq ft where as laminate flooring material and installation

will cost you 4-5$ per sq ft

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Anastasia from DoLifeEasy Corp. in North York
Date/Time9/13/2018 at 2:04:56 AM

Hello Jessica

I recommend to choose laminate flooring.cost of both them is 3-3,5 $ included Materials,but laminate most common now.Lot of peaple replacing carpet with laminate in my experience.

Good laminate floors looks great then carpet

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Vincent from James Renovations in Scarborough
Date/Time9/13/2018 at 11:04:32 AM

Hi Jessica,

I recommend going with 12mm laminate. More and more people are moving away from carpeting as it harbours allergens. Nowadays you can get some really nice laminate flooring.

Laminate is better for resale of house as well and money you invest in it will be recovered in the sale of your house.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks

Vincent

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