Since I've been getting such good advice about colors to paint my boys' bedroom, I thought I'd ask for opinions about my main floor as well.
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Long story short, our dining area and living room entryway have hardwood floors with old vinyl glued down to them. The hardwoods in the rest of the living room are exposed. Our plan was to tear out the old vinyl, have the hardwoods refinished, and then add hardwoods to the kitchen area.
However, we had the vinyl tested, and it turns out the backing contains asbestos. It is legal in our state for the homeowner to remove this flooring, but with three small children, we don't want to create a health hazard.
We will need to go over this floor with a new type of floor. To complicate matters, we do plan to sell our house in the next year or so. Our realtor has told us we should not have gotten the floor tested. Now we have to disclose this when we sell our house. The realtor recommends we go over the existing vinyl with the cheapest floor we can put in - just to make the house look good. He feels that the new owners will tear out all of the vinyl and restore the original floor.
Should we just put new vinyl over the old vinyl, or would it be better to go over the ENTIRE main floor (even the exposed hardwoods) with a high-quality laminate so that the flooring was all uniform?
I guess it comes down to this: If you were thinking about buying our house, would you rather have the flooring problem all taken care of (the laminate everywhere) or would you be up to tackling the old vinyl (and its asbestos) and eventually having nice hardwoods?
Thanks in advance for any insight.