Q: We'll be closing on a house at the beginning of March. The house was built in 1925, but it isn't a swanky craftsman style. It's pretty plain overall, with some nice woodwork that's painted. It's most likely that this is the house and we won't move again, since we're in our early 40s and set on settling in this area/neighborhood. We're child-free by choice, but we do plan to adopt a small- or medium-sized dog. I have serious allergies to mold and mildew, so even the best carpet in the world is not on the list. The current carpet is berber and it's one of the first things I want out of there, even though it looks new:
I don't want to spend a fortune, but I would rather save up for the most durable and attractive flooring possible, since it's a big pain to replace and can really make or break a room. My gut tells me that the flooring under the carpet won't be hardwood, so that's why I am pondering options to budget for now.
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