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parquet vs hardwood

velocci's picture

Hi all, i'm debating on whether to get hardwood floors on the top floor or just keep the free parquet and then 5 years later get someoen to take out the parquet and get hardwood. my questions is, is it easy to take out the parquet?

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sunbunny's picture

Parquet is glued down and is not easy to remove. Minumum charge is about $1.50/sf to remove and dispose, and that price is usually tied into having the same company install the floor. Plus depending on the glue ....some may not lift off completely, and then the installer of the new floor will want to recommend putting a thin layer of plywood down before the you are adding even more bucks to the picture. Parquet is such an outdated look. Hardwood is the way to go....goodluck.

velocci's picture

for the longest time i loved dark color floors. but now i like the natural look. so the original question, if you know, is the parquet hard to take out? or am i going to have to pay and arm and a leg to have someone remove it? or should i pay the builder to install it as an upgrade when they build the house?

Inglewood;228672 wrote:
to liven up the parquet you sand and restain with a darker stain. It can turn out quite nice. Sarah Richardson did it in her last redo and it turned out great!

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