If this is what you want then do it. I personally have an all tile home.
I have had wood and do not like the damage it sustains under normal use. I
am into low maintenance.
You do not mention the area of the country your in. Slate in the winter
could cool off your bedroom several degrees. I live where heat is almost an
after thought so slippers and a set of sweats in the coldest of days is fine
Depends where you live. We have slate in our bathrooms - foyer -
kitchen. It feels great on your feet in the morning - we live in
Florida. As one gets older - it is more stable on your balance to have
tile or wood - instead of carpet. Also carpet builds up dirt - pollen -
and mold - even when you clean it often.
Currently my home is half tile - half carpet. I plan to swap out the
carpet with wood shortly.
In alt.home.repair homi email@example.com wrote:
I think that you shouldn't give a rats ass about re-sale value: you're
living there, do what you enjoy. While some people may indeed be taken
aback by stone in the bedroom, others will be highly jazzed up by it.
You're not building a house to sell, you're making you home a nicer place
for you. Resale value shouldn't be a concern.
I think it's an awsome idea.
Remove the dead poet to e-mail, tho CC\'d posts are unwelcome.
Mean People Suck - It takes two deviations to get cool.
You must be planning on staying a while since you are considering a
fairly big and expensive project. I have no clue what it would do to
the resale value. Depending on structure and climate, it might make the
room a good deal more difficult to keep warm in winter. I once had a
little house on slab, poor insulation, and the north end was much colder
in winter due to wind and cold slab.
Question - can carpet be installed over slate? Or even a large area rug
provided, to go with the house, for sale when staging the house for sale?
That way, he can get what he *wants* to live with, then turn it around for sale
when he's ready to sale.
Unless one is going to move in the next coupla years, it doesn't make sense to
be making someone else's house.
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