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Will installing laminate floors reduce the value of my home?

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Question: Will installing laminate floors reduce the value of my home?
Top Answer (58% of 36 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on where they are located. If there is a mudroom or laundry room off of the outside, usually not.
Hudson Real Estate
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Laminate flooring is popular in average homes. There are varying levels of quality and laminate flooring. Laminate flooring would be considered to be an inadequacy in luxury homes. But in average tract quality homes, a medium to high grade laminate flooring would be a positive
Residential Appraisal Associates
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Not generally however as in all cases anything done in poor taste or quality can work against you. Stay up with trends
KF Home Sales @ Quality First Real Estate Group
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depending on the quality of construction. You never want to install a material that is considered to be inferior to the construction rating of the property.
LAKE AREA APPRAISAL FIRM
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Laminates are not preferred, but if you are replacing hideous or old carpeting this is a step-up.
John L. Scott - Lacey
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on the price of the home.
Saunders & Associates
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Depends on the quality of the laminate and the installation. If it has to be ripped out and reinstalled, then no. If it's a gorgeous job, then yes.
RE/MAX Realty Group
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends on the quality
Your Husband & Wife Real Estate Team with Charles Rutenberg Realty
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Yes and no. It depends on your market and what the home you are competing with have. If they have tile and you have laminate, it could effect the price, but not by much.
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This depends on several issues. If most homes in a given area have high quality hard wood floors, and you install an average grade of laminate in your house, it is likely that you created a deficiency. On the other hand, if you install a good quality laminate, and the houses in your neighborhood have similar quality laminate or good hardwood flooring, then you have probably not created a deficiency.
Todd G. LiPira, SCGREA
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It all depends on what type of floor covering you are replacing. It also depends on what others in your area are doing. Are laminate floors acceptable in your market? Are you replacing worn out carpet? If so then it may increase your value. Are you replacing porcelain tile that is in good condition? If so it may decrease the appeal and value.
Accurate Appraisals USA
Answer: Never
Explanation: installing flooring will usually help the value of your home and if the laminate flooring is installed correctly it is acceptable some people like it some people don't so installing laminate floors will not reduce the value of your home and it is easily removed if needed.
buelow appraisal service
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: NEW products enhancing the appeal of your home wouldn't generally decrease the value. However, if you were to remove REAL hardwoods (a higher value product)and put it laminate. It is a possibility it would decrease value.
Reece Nichols-Mary Wilcox
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most times a quality laminate raises value, but if your in a higher end neighborhood it could. As most would use real wood or stone
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