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Old 6/21/17, 7:48 PM
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So when there is a defect, you must tell them what kind of floor it is at the time and still err in the type of floor if you don't know what it is by finding clues. Right?
Something like that.

A lot of times the during the walk-trough the client/s and I will discuss the type of material used for the floor covering.

As you pointed out already, I also will look at the patterns in the floor to decide between wood/laminate/tile.

But for the most part in a used house the floor covering needs to be beat up to get a mention.
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Old 6/21/17, 8:06 PM
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New homes today are mostly Laminate or vinyl plank flooring anyway. Hard wood is too expensive.
And like you say, an older home would be likely real hardwood, and the defects or worn areas are usually prominent.



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Old 5/19/18, 5:23 PM
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Default Re: Is it solid hardwood?

Well in the Arizona Standards Of Practice we don't report on floors. Floor coverings are considered cosmetic and everyone has their own opinion.

I add to my report, There are floor coverings installed and they are serving their purpose.
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Old 5/21/18, 10:08 PM
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Default Re: Is it solid hardwood?

Generally speaking...

Full hardwoods are laid, gaps filled, sanded, stained, and finished. This gaps between the boards are not highly visible.

Manufactured flooring is pre-finished, so gaps between are much more distinct. Typically a manufactured wood floor has about 3/16 in real wood on top of a particle board substrate.




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Old 5/22/18, 12:23 AM
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There are plenty of pre-finished hardwood floors these days that come with an eased edge....
Name one that I can't run my fingernail over and not be able to tell if there is a joint.
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Old 5/22/18, 1:15 AM
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Laminate usually uses plastic trim. Wood is wood, except that solid wood can be refinished, whereas engineered has a very thin refinish layer. And that would be the reason to distinguish between the type of wood floor.
That's not necessarily true. The surface layer of my floors extend all the way to the tongue. They cost more than the same grade dimensional which also cannot be refinished passed the tongue.

Best not to speculate on flooring material. Leave it to the seller and agent.



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Old 5/22/18, 7:32 PM
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Name one that I can't run my fingernail over and not be able to tell if there is a joint.
it appears You may not be familiar with the term eased edge......



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